Singapore Airlines are to start a new European route – connecting the Lion City to the European Capital, Brussels.
The flight will be operated non-stop between Singapore and Brussels four times a week.
Planned operation is as follows:
SQ304 DEPART SIN 23:55 ARRIVE BRU 06:50+1 SQ303 DEPART BRU 11:20 ARRIVE SIN 06:55+1 Commences 25 October 2020. Operates from Singapore Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday Operates from Brussels Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Booked Equipment: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 (Three-Class)
The flight is subject to regulatory approval at this time. The airline will utilise an Airbus A350-900 for this service SIA will operate the Airbus A350-900 on these flights. This will be configured with
- 42 Business Class Seats in 1-2-1
- 24 Economy Class Seats in 2-4-2
- 187 Economy Class Seats in 3-3-3
Tickets and redemption have gone on sale as of the time of writing.
Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping on the route announcement said
“We are excited to launch services to Brussels – a city that is both an important economic and political hub in Europe.
This also represents SIA’s commitment to constantly expand our network reach and provide our customers with a more seamless travel experience,”
Expanding the airlines European reach
Singapore Airlines currently serves London, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Zurich and Manchester. The resumption of Brussels with a four day a week flying programme shows that the airline is looking for profitable routes and increased connectivity – without having to rely on Star Alliance partners to do the heavy lift (thus capturing the traffic for themselves).
Of course, the success of this route could be down to many things – be it contracts with companies, political traffic and of course, general uptake of it.
It will be interesting to see if the route is sustainable after a few seasons and if it can grow to more than four flights a week.
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