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New Route of the Day (5 April 2024): Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Brussels BRU

Singapore - Brussels inaugural

Singapore Airlines launched a nonstop service on Friday 5 April between its hub in Singapore and Brussels BRU, returning to the city after more than 20 years. The 10,560-kilometre route will be maintained 4-weekly, departing the city-state on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 253-seat A350-900 aircraft. It faces no competition between the two capitals.

Flight SQ304 departs Singapore at 23:55 local time, touching down in Brussels BRU at 07:20 local time the following morning. The return service, operating as SQ303, is wheels up at 12:10 local time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, touching back down at Changi Airport at 06:55 local time the following morning.

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What they said

Dai Hao Yu, Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning at Singapore Airlines, said: “Brussels is an important European economic and political centre, and the launch of this service adds another historical and charming city to SIA’s list of destinations. It also gives our customers who are travelling from Europe an additional point to connect to Singapore, as well as the wider Asia Pacific region via our hub at Changi Airport. SIA will continue to review its network and find opportunities to offer more options for our customers.”

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Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company, added: “Singapore Airlines is a premium world-class airline, known for its excellent service to its passengers. As a key gateway to Asia, Singapore is an important new destination in our growing Asian network. SIA is strongly committed to passenger experience, as well as sustainability, and will operate flights with the long-haul version of the Airbus A350-900, one of the most energy-efficient and quietest aircraft in its category.”

Brussels Airport with five routes to East Asia

Singapore becomes the fifth destination in Asia (excluding the Middle East) for Brussels BRU. The airport offers the most connectivity to China, with services to Beijing PEK, Shanghai PVG and Shenzhen, all of which are maintained by Hainan Airlines. In addition, China’s Juneyao Air is due to inaugurate flights to Shanghai PVG on 3 July.

Outside of China, Brussels BRU boasts connectivity to Tokyo NRT maintained by ANA, with Singapore becoming the second destination in Asia outside of China.

However, the size of the airport’s Asia network still lags behind pre-pandemic levels in 2019, when it also featured Cathay Pacific with services to Hong Kong and Thai Airways with flights to Bangkok.

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