Thursday, November 09, 2017

Brussels Airlines mulls non-stop service to Delhi airport

Brussels Airlines is evaluating a non-stop service between Brussels and Delhi to capitalise on the growth in air travel in India, the airline's chief executive officer Bernard Gustin said.
Brussels Airlines, part of Lufthansa group, had launched a service to Mumbai in March, its first destination in Asia. Encouraged by the response, the airline is now considering a service to Delhi. However, a final decision on the Delhi route is yet to be taken. Brussels Airlines is evaluating a non-stop service between Brussels and Delhi to capitalise on the growth in air travel in India, the airline's chief executive officer Bernard Gustin said.
"Delhi will be an obvious choice and it will be foolish not to consider it as it would mean connecting both the financial and national capitals of India with the capital of Europe," Gustin said on Thursday.
The European Commission headquarters is in Brussels.
"The Brussels-Mumbai route has been successful so far and we are happy with it. Our load factors are close to 80 per cent and we have flown over 60,000 passengers on the route. But we need to consolidate our success before we decide on opening a new route. We need to walk before we run," he added.
09/11/17 Aneesh Phadnis/Business Standard

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