Belgium’s leading airline Brussels Airlines will connect Mumbai to Brussels with a direct flight, which will be beneficial for the thousands of Indians who travel to Belgium, for both leisure and business.
For the past year, there was no direct air connection between India and Belgium. The demand from various industries (pharmaceutical, diamond, maritime industry, among others), by leisure travellers and cargo forwarders for a direct service was high. To cater to this demand, Brussels Airlines started direct flight services to Mumbai, India. With its 5 weekly services, Brussels Airlines now offers a smooth link to the European city.
Brussels Airlines’ inaugural flight SN601 landed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Airport in the late hours of March 30. As a special gesture for its customers, the departure of the first flight out of Mumbai, flight SN602, was celebrated with a ribbon and cake cutting ceremony.
The flight schedule consists of daytime flights to Mumbai on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The flights depart in the morning and arrive late in the evening in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Flights leave Mumbai on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and arrive in Brussels early next morning.
The Mumbai-Brussels flight schedule will allow seamless connections to many European, African and American destinations in the Brussels Airlines network, like London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, Geneva, Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Stockholm, Milan, Madrid and the intercontinental flights to New York, Toronto, Washington and 19 African destinations.
“Our new service received a warm welcome here in the Indian market. We see very encouraging booking results for travel to Belgium and many destinations beyond Brussels like Canada, the States, the UK, Spain, France and several African destinations,” said Patrick Roofthooft, Brussels Airlines Director India and Commercial Development.
On its Mumbai flights Brussels Airlines combines Belgian and Indian hospitality in its catering, its movie selection and even in its crew composition. The airline hired Indian cabin crew members to cater to the needs of their Indian guests on the Mumbai flights. They will work hand in hand with the airline’s Belgium-based crew members.
On board Brussels Airlines’ Airbus A330, customers have the choice between Business Class, Economy Privilege or Economy Class. The state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment with touch screen provides more than 100 hours of movies, series, music and games. Brussels Airlines, under its slogan ‘We Go The Extra Smile’, has strived to go one step further for its guests and offer a personalised service.