The date is February 23, 2017.
starts the summer season on March 26 with new destinations and more flights. The new route to Mumbai and the addition of new vacation spots to the European network are the highlights of the schedule.
During the summer season of 2017, which runs from the end of March to the end of October, both the European and international offers grow by a lot. In a typical summer week, Brussels Airlines has added 8% more seats since last year. An outline of what will happen:
Short and mid haul
Brussels Airlines now flies to 4 popular vacation islands: Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Rhodes (Greece), Funchal (Portugal), and Comiso (Sicily).
Yerevan, which is in Armenia and was not directly connected to Belgium before, already had charter flights from Brussels Airlines during the winter. In July and August, there will be weekly and even twice-weekly flights to Yerevan.
Brussels Airlines is also adding more flights to many places it already goes. During the summer, Porto and Lisbon are served twice a day, and Faro in the Algarve is served every day. Alicante, a popular tourist spot on the Spanish Costa Blanca, will also be connected every day. Ibiza, Billund, Bordeaux, Paris CDG, Nantes, Naples, Warsaw, and Athens are also getting more flights.
Because bigger planes will be used on these routes, the number of seats to Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Oslo, Marseille, London Heathrow, Florence, Bologna, Madrid, Rome, Geneva, Vienna, and Hamburg will also grow by a lot.
Mumbai is the most important new international destination for Brussels Airlines. As of March 30, Brussels Airlines will fly to the economic centre of India five times a week. All of the flights from Mumbai to Brussels can be combined with connections on Brussels Airlines to Africa, the US, and Canada.
During the summer, Abidjan (Ivory Coast) will be served every day instead of six times a week. The number of flights to Accra goes up from 4 to 5.
Washington, D.C., is a popular summer destination in North America, and starting at the end of March, there will be six flights a week to the city. Five times a week, the Canadian Toronto will fly to Brussels Airport, and New York will still be a daily destination. Through Toronto and Washington, travellers can easily connect to one of the many other North American destinations that Brussels Airlines offers in partnership with Air Canada and United.