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Brussels Airlines to further invest in Mumbai market

  • 13 November 2017

Since opening a direct flight connection between Brussels and Mumbai last March, Brussels Airlines has welcomed over 60,000 travellers on its flights and notes increasingly satisfying results on the new route. The airline now increases its flight offer from five to six weekly flights during the winter season, offering more flexibility and choice to and from the Indian metropolis. This week, Brussels Airlines participates to the Belgian Royal State Visit to India and partners up with other Belgian organisations to organise a dance event at the Gateway of India.

On March 30, Brussels Airlines inaugurated its direct flights between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport and Brussels Airport and has since seen its results on the route growing more and more. After a positive seven month period with an average seat load factor of almost 80 per cent, the airline has decided to invest even more in the route, by adding an extra flight on Saturday, bringing the total to six flights per week.

As an ambassador of Belgium, Brussels Airlines wants its Indian guests to discover the best of Belgium. Brussels Airlines participated in the State Visit to the Republic of India of Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians recently in Mumbai. For the occasion, Brussels Airlines, together with Brussels-Capital Region and its other Belgian partners Brussels Airport, Bal Moderne and Tomorrowland, one of the biggest music festivals in the world, organised “Brussels Dances with Mumbai”, a dance event at The Gateway of India with Bal Moderne and the world famous DJ Lost Frequencies behind the decks.

Bernard Gustin, CEO, Brussels Airlines said, “Our new service received a warm welcome here in the Indian market and we are very happy with the results. Adding this sixth weekly flight confirms our investment in the Indian market. We are therefore very happy to participate to the Belgian Royal State Visit here in Mumbai. With this spectacular event at the iconic gate of India, we are proud to bring the best of Belgium to India and to emphasise on the importance of the economic bonds between our two countries.”

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