The route is due to commence on 1st June 2012, operating the following legs
SN0501 - DEPART BRU 10:20 ARRIVE JFK 12:35 SN0502 - DEPART JFK 17:15 ARRIVE BRU 06:25+1 Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Airbus A330-300
Economy Returns are pricing in from £486.70 based on a departure from MAN/BHX.
With Brussels Airlines returning to JFK, it marks the return of a Belgium flag carrier serving the Trans-Atlantic Market since the collapse of Sabena in November 2001.
However, there is some major competition into the New York Area, with United (Continental) operating to Newark International and Jet Airways operating to New York-JFK.
It’ll be interesting if Brussels Airlines can tap into the JFK destination market from it’s built network in Africa and let it flow through, as well as marketing the service locally when there are existing Star Alliance (or Jet Airways service).