Saturday, August 13, 2016

Brussels Airlines confirms Mumbai flights

When earlier this year Jet Airways left Brussels International Airport and shifted its operations to Amsterdam, two major connections were lost for travelers from Belgium and connecting passengers from Brussels Airlines' African network.

Jet Airways, part of the Etihad Group, was the operating airline but codeshared with Brussels Airlines on the routes from Brussels to Toronto and to Mumbai until that moment. It was Toronto first in April this year when the Belgian flag carrier stepped into the void with the launch of flights out of Brussels, making it the third North American destination.
The airline has now confirmed that effective March 2017, Mumbai will follow with five flights a week, restoring nonstop connectivity with one of India's most important aviation hubs.

Bernard Gustin, CEO of Brussels Airlines, said when making the announcement: 'With India, we add an important market to our hub. After the departure of a major Indian player out of Brussels earlier this year, we take our responsibility as the national carrier and we create additional employment for our country. The opening of the Mumbai route will lead to 200 additional jobs at Brussels Airlines and will have a positive impact on our suppliers. By next season, we offer the diamond- and travel industry direct flights, which is an important investment in our network expansion, but also in the economic relations between Belgium and India'.
12/08/16 Prof. Dr. Wolfang H. Thome/eTN

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