Saturday, November 11, 2017

Brussels Airlines to consolidate Mumbai route before connecting to Delhi

New Delhi: Brussels Airlines, part of the Lufthansa Group, which opened a new connection between Brussels and Mumbai in March this year, will be focusing on route consolidation before opening additional ones, especially Brussels–Delhi, in India.Started with 5 weekly flights between Brussels and Mumbai for the summer season in March, the airline has added one more frequency from October 27 for the winter schedule.

“We have a 3-year business plan for Mumbai route. At this stage we have no plans to open the Delhi route. Delhi is in our long-term plan,” said Patrick Roofthooft, Director-Commercial Development, Brussels Airlines, while speaking to TravelBiz Monitor in Delhi. “The summer schedule was in line with our plan with an average load factor of 80%,” he added.

Currently, Brussels Airlines is the only carrier which connects the Belgium capital of Brussels with India. The airline operates Airbus 330 fleet with 3-class configuration of Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats on the route.
10/11/17 P Krishna Kumar/TravelBizMonitor