Brussels Airlines sets sail for India and other new destinations in 2017

On March 26, Brussels Airlines welcomes the summer season with new destinations and higher flight frequencies. Highlights of the schedule are the launch of the new Mumbai route and the growth of the European network with new leisure destinations.

Both the European and intercontinental offer grow significantly during the 2017 summer season, which runs from end of March till October. In an average summer week, Brussels Airlines offers 8 percent more seats compared to last year. An overview of what’s to come:

Short and mid haul

  • With Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Rhodes (Greece), Funchal (Portugal) and Comiso (Sicily), Brussels Airlines adds 4 popular vacation islands to its network of leisure destinations.
     
  • Yerevan (Armenia), a destination that already welcomed Brussels Airlines charter flights during the winter season and was not directly connected to Belgium before, will be operated weekly and even two times per week in July and August.

 

Brussels Airlines also increases its number of flights to many existing destinations. Porto and Lisbon are served twice a day during the whole summer and Faro in the Algarve is served daily. The popular vacation destination Alicante (Spanish Costa Blanca) will also be connected daily. More frequencies are also added on the routes to Ibiza, Billund, Bordeaux, Paris CDG, Nantes, Naples, Warsaw and Athens.

The seat offer to Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Oslo, Marseille, London Heathrow, Florence, Bologna, Madrid, Rome, Geneva, Vienna and Hamburg will also grow significantly thanks to the use of larger aircraft on these routes.

 

Intercontinental

India

The biggest newcomer in Brussels Airlines’ intercontinental network is Mumbai. From March 30, Brussels Airlines flies 5 times weekly to the economic heart of India. The Mumbai-Brussels flights can all be combined with Brussels Airlines’ connections to Africa, the US and Canada.

Africa

Abidjan (Ivory Coast) will be served daily during the summer season, instead of 6 times weekly. Accra’s frequency increases from 4 to 5 flights a week.

North America

Summer destination Washington D.C. relaunches for the season and will be served 6 times a week as from end of March. The Canadian Toronto will be connected to Brussels Airport 5 times per week and New York remains a daily destination. Travelers who want to connect to one of the many other North American destinations that Brussels Airlines offers in partnership with Air Canada and United, can connect smoothly via Toronto and Washington.

 

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 


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The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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