Cyprus Airways start met lijnvluchten tussen Larnaca en Brussel

Op maandag 5 februari 2024 landde voor het eerst een toestel van Cyprus Airways op Brussels Airport. De Cypriotische luchtvaartmaatschappij zal in eerste instantie twee vluchten per week aanbieden tussen Brussel en de havenstad Larnaca aan de zuidkust van het eiland.

Voor de vluchten tussen Brussel en Larnaca gaat Cyprus Airways de splinternieuwe Airbus 220-300 inzetten. Een stil en ecologisch toestel dat 25% minder brandstof verbruikt dan gemiddeld. Tot 28 maart zijn er vluchten op maandag en donderdag. Van 1 april tot 17 mei wordt dat maandag en vrijdag. En van 20 mei tot 25 oktober wordt de frequentie opgetrokken tot 3 vluchten op maandag, donderdag en vrijdag.

De CY vluchttijd tussen BRU en LCA bedraagt 03h40, de retourvlucht 04h10. Alle info op https://www.cyprusairways.com/

Met de komst van Cyprus Airways en de op til zijnde (april) komst van Singapore Airlines naar Zaventem rondt Brussels Airport dit jaar de kaap van de 200 bestemmingen.

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Singapore Airlines launching non-stop services to Brussels in April 2024

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Brussels, the capital of Belgium, from 5 April 2024, returning to the city after more than 20 years. SIA will operate four weekly flights to Brussels with the long-haul variant of its Airbus A350-900s, which feature 253 seats in three cabin classes: 42 in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy Class, and 187 in Economy Class.

The addition of Brussels increases the number of European destinations in the SIA network to 13, reflecting its commitment to enhance its connectivity to this key region for the Airline.

Apart from being the capital of Belgium, Brussels is also home to the European Union (EU) and is dubbed as the EU’s capital city. The secretariat of the Benelux and headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are also located in the city. It is the most densely populated city in Belgium with the highest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Brussels’ unique geographical location makes it an ideal hub for rail, road, and air traffic, earning the city the moniker The Crossroads of Europe.

Tickets for SIA’s Brussels flights will be made available for sale progressively through the various distribution channels from 13 September 2023.

Flight schedules 5 April 2024 - 26 October 2024

SQ304 Singapore - Brussels - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 2355hrs - 0720hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900

SQ303 Brussels - Singapore - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays,  Saturdays 1210hrs - 0655hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900

Flight schedules 27 October 2024 - 29 March 2025

SQ304 Singapore - Brussels - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 2355hrs - 0650hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900

SQ303 Brussels - Singapore - Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 1120hrs - 0655hrs (+1) Airbus A350-900

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Royal Jordanian Airlines Launches New Route between Amman and Brussels

 

RJ offers now three weekly flights between Jordan’s capital and Brussels, Belgium

As part of the airline’s strategic plans to expand its global network and focus on incoming tourism into Jordan, Royal Jordanian (RJ) successfully introduced a new, direct route between Amman, Jordan, and Brussels, Belgium, on October 26 th, 2023. The Three weekly flights will connect passengers traveling between the two cities in just around four hours. Brussels is part of RJ’s new strategy to focus on driving tourism into Jordan and becoming the airline of choice for the Levant region. After the successful opening of Lyon, Milan, Stockholm and Düsseldorf during the last 10 months, Brussels is the fifth edition to RJ’s growing European network.

Royal Jordanian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Karim Makhlouf: "Our new route to Brussels will make it easier than ever for tourists from Belgium to discover Jordan’s incredible wonders. Promoting and driving tourism to the Kingdom is a key focus of the new corporate strategy - as is our emphasis on further developing Amman as the primary gateway to the Levant by offering improved connectivity to our broader network. This newest route is yet another step in line with RJ’s ambitious five-year growth plan, which includes increasing our current fleet of 24 aircraft to more than 40 aircraft in the coming three to five years.”

In line with the airline’s strategic plan to modernize its narrow-body fleet, Royal Jordanian recently announced to the purchase of 30 new narrow-body aircraft, including a fleet of brand-new Airbus A320neos and 10 E195-E2 Embraer commercial jets.

From its hub at Queen Alia International Airport, RJ operates a modern fleet of aircraft that flies to destinations worldwide, via an ever-expanding route network that connects Amman to Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia. As a member of the one world alliance, RJ and its 13 international airline partners provide a combined travel network that reaches more than 1,000 airports in 170 countries.
RJ customers can book their flights and manage their trips via RJ sales offices around the world, as well as through the airline’s global network of official RJ travel agents. RJ’s call center is available to support passengers 24/7, at +962 6 510 0000. Customers can also find information and support around the clock via the RJ website, www.rj.com, and through the airline’s dedicated mobile application.

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Vietnam Airlines and the Benelux countries

 

Vietnam Airlines, a member of Skyteam Alliance, is the flag carrier of Vietnam, connecting the world’s most thriving destinations, domestically , regionally and globally, operating 100 routes to 21 domestic and 29 international destinations.

On October 12th, 2023 Vietnam Airlines & GSSA partner APG came to Brussels to present their offer and future plans for the Benelux

The Vietnam Airlines & APG team during the presentation: Nguyen Tien Hoang (General Manager Europe & France, Vietnam Airlines), Iako Khomeriki (Manager, APG Belgium), Diederik De Baets (Office Branch Manager / Head of Sales Support, APG Belgium), Iryna Pacherska (Sales Support, APG Belgium), Tran Phuong Linh (Sales Manager Europe, Vietnam Airlines), Ruben Kagramanyan (Sales Executive, APG Benelux).

A short history of Vietnam Airlines

  • 1995 - Vietnam Airlines was founded
  • 2002 - Replace logo with the Golden Lotus
  • 2006 - Became member of IATA
  • 2010 - Became the 10th member of the SkyTeam alliance
  • 2015 - The 1st airline in Asia-Pacific and the 2nd in the world to receive A350-   900XWB and B787-9 Dreamliner, New Corporate identity
  • 2016 - Awarded Global 4 star airline 2017 by SkyTrax
  • 2021 - First flight to the United States
  • 2023 - Awarded Global 5 star airline by APEX for 2024
  • 2026-2030 Aiming to become Global 5 star airline by SkyTrax

Actual fleet

29 Airbus A350 & Boeing B787, 65 Airbus A321 & 321- neo, 6 ATR-72

Planned aircraft development: 124 in 2030

Flights from Europe for 2024

  • Paris CDG – Daily service to/from Hanoi
  • Paris CDG – 6 weekly service to/from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Frankfurt – 6 weekly service to/from Hanoi
  • Frankfurt – 4 weekly service to/from Ho Chi Minh City
  • London LHR – 3 weekly service to/from Hanoi
  • London LHR – 2 weekly service to/from Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines is one of the leading airlines in Indochina

  • 21 destinations in Vietnam
  • Daily flights from Vietnam to :
    • 2 destinations in Laos (LPQ ,VTE )
    • 2 destinations in Cambodia (REP et PNH)
    • Rangoon in Myanmar (RGN)
  • 2 Daily flights Trans-Indochina:
    • HAN-VTE-PNH-SGN Daily
    • HAN-LPQ-REP-SGN Daily
    • DAD-REP (SAI) Daily

The network of destinations in Asia and Australia

Australia, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand.

Vietnam Airlines & APG cooperation

APG is since 2009 general sales and services agent of VN  and provides sales and marketing services on very important markets: Benelux, Finland, Nordic and Baltic, Turkey

On all other markets VN flights can be issued on APG GP-275 ticket stock.

In 2021 cooperation between VN and APG started also in the field of Cargo services.

APG also represents Cambodia Angkor Air on many countries Worldwide including Benelux and Nordic.

 

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SAUDIA inaugurates maiden flight to Red Sea international airport from Riyadh 

SAUDIA, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has announced the commencement of flights between Red Sea International Airport and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

The maiden flight, SV1571, departed from Riyadh at 10:50 am on Thursday, September 21, covering the distance in just two hours. This flight route is scheduled to be two flights from Riyadh and the same from the Red Sea International Airport on Thursday and Saturday.

As its quest to be Wings of Vision 2030, this milestone reflects SAUDIA’s ongoing commitment to further expanding its growing network and building upon its successful operations at NEOM Bay Airport. The launch is a result of collaborative efforts between SAUDIA, Red Sea Global, and daa International - the operators of the Red Sea International Airport.

Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of SAUDIA, said: “This synergy has resulted in the creation of an exemplary integrated work environment at the airport aligned with the highest quality standards. This enhancement aims to elevate the travel experience for our valued guests by providing well-trained personnel and ensuring the availability of all necessary equipment and supplies for seamless operations. Additionally, we are committed to offering digital self-service options to our guests.” The distinctive partnership between SAUDIA and Red Sea Global is characterized by their joint commitment to sustainable flight operations. This partnership encompasses all ground and air procedures, exemplifying a collective dedication to leadership in sustainability within the aviation industry.

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SkyAlps vliegt deze winter opnieuw rechtstreeks van Antwerpen naar de Dolomieten

Vanaf 23 december 2023 tot 13 april 2024 vlieg je in minder dan twee uur rechtstreeks van Antwerp Airport naar Bolzano, de hoofdstad van de Italiaanse provincie Zuid-Tirol. De gerenommeerde maatschappij SkyAlps last drie heen-en-terug-vluchten in per week, telkens op woensdag, zaterdag en zondag.

Een enkel ticket is beschikbaar vanaf 174 euro, taksen incl. En ook de vluchtduur is met een gemiddelde van 90 minuten erg laag. Daarmee is het verreweg de makkelijkste manier om komende winter in het Dolomietengebergte te raken. De luchthaven van Bolzano ligt namelijk op amper een uurtje rijden van de Italiaanse skipistes. Zo zoef je dezelfde dag nog over de legendarische Sella Ronda.

De vluchten wordt uitgevoerd met een turbopropvliegtuig De Havilland Dash Q400 met 76 zitjes en vliegt bijna even snel als een regionale turbojet.

Vertrek op woensdag en zondag telkens om 16.40 u., aankomst om 18.35 u. in Bolzano. Op zaterdag is het vertrek om 14.40 u. en aankomst in Italië om 16.35 u. De terugvluchten zijn woensdag en zondag om 14 u. Met aankomst in Antwerpen om 15.55 u. Op zaterdag is de retourvlucht om 12 u. met aankomst om 13.55 u.

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Singapore Airlines Launching Non-Stop Services To Brussels In April 2024

12 September 2023 - Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch non-stop flights between Singapore and Brussels, the capital of Belgium, from 5 April 2024, returning to the city after more than 20 years.

SIA will operate four weekly flights to Brussels with the long-haul variant of its Airbus A350-900s, which feature 253 seats in three cabin classes: 42 in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy Class, and 187 in Economy Class.

Subject to regulatory approval, flight SQ304 will depart Singapore for Brussels on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 2355hrs (local time). The return sector, operated as flight SQ303, will depart Brussels for Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 1210hrs (local time).

The addition of Brussels increases the number of European destinations in the SIA network to 13, reflecting its commitment to enhance its connectivity to this key region for the Airline.

Mr Dai Hao Yu, Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, 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.” 

Apart from being the capital of Belgium, Brussels is also home to the European Union (EU) and is dubbed as the EU’s capital city. The secretariat of the Benelux and headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are also located in the city. It is the most densely populated city in Belgium with the highest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Brussels’ unique geographical location makes it an ideal hub for rail, road, and air traffic, earning the city the moniker The Crossroads of Europe.

Tickets for SIA’s Brussels flights will be made available for sale progressively through the various distribution channels from 13 September 2023.

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Royal Jordanian Airlines Launches New Route between Amman and Brussels

As part of the airline’s strategic plans to expand its global network and welcome new visitors to the Kingdom, Royal Jordanian (RJ) has announced a new direct route between Amman, Jordan and Brussels, Belgium beginning October 26.

RJ will offer twice-weekly flights, every Thursday and Sunday, between Jordan’s capital and Brussels, Belgium from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan and Brussels Airport International Airport in Brussels, Belgium

RJ will begin operating twice weekly flights between the two capital cities allowing passengers to travel from Belgium to Jordan, and vice versa, in just around four to five hours.
Flight Number Day of the week Routing Schedule
RJ 142 4-7 BRU – AMM 15h15 – 22h00
RJ 141 4-7 AMM – BRU 11h00 – 14h15
Systems are open for individual bookings. Allotments and groups can be requested. The new Brussels expansion as part of RJ ’s new strategy to focus on tourism into Jordan and becoming the airline of choice for the levant region.

Royal Jordanian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, Karim Makhlouf: “Today, we are thrilled to announce our new route to Brussels, Belgium. Adding Brussels to our ever-expanding network will allow tourists from Belgium to visit Jordan easily and directly. Facilitating tourism to the Kingdom is a core focus of RJ’s new strategy—as is our commitment to further developing Amman as the main gateway to the Levant, by offering improved connectivity to our broader network. This new route is yet another step in line with our five-year growth plan, through which we also plan to significantly increase our fleet, from 24 aircraft to more than 40 in the next three to five years.”
"We are very happy to welcome Royal Jordanian Airlines back to Brussels Airport after a 10-year absence and, in particular, to offer our passengers the opportunity to discover the city of Amman”, says Arnaud Feist, Brussels Airport CEO. “As a modern country with a rich history, Jordan is a true
gem and a great destination for a city break or an extended stay. The fact that Royal Jordanian Airlines continues to modernize its fleet with energy-efficient aircraft fits perfectly within Brussels Airport’s sustainable development strategy.”
In line with the airline’s strategic plan to modernize its narrow-body fleet, Royal Jordanian Airlines recently announced the purchase of 40 new narrow-body aircraft, including a fleet of 30 brand-new Airbus A320neos and E195-E2 Embraer commercial jets.

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Ethiopian airlines 5 x per week van Brussel

Vanaf 23 mei biedt Ethiopian Airlines vijf rechtstreekse vluchten aan van Brussels Airport naar Addis Abeba en aansluitend naar meer dan 62 bestemmingen in Afrika. Op dinsdag en donderdag is er een tussenstop in Wenen. Ethiopian Airlines vliegt vanaf Brussels Airport met A350 en B787 dreamliner. Ethiopian Airlines is de grootste Afrikaanse luchtvaartmaatschappij en daarmee  een van de grootste werkgevers van  Afrika. Daarenboven vertrekken de vluchten in 97,99% van de gevallen op tijd, een fantastische score en een van de beste van Brussels Airport!Meer info: www.ethiopianairlines.com

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Air Transat in 2023 driemaal per week van België naar Canada

Air Transat heeft de zomerdienstregeling voor 2023 bekendgemaakt. Op het hoogtepunt van het seizoen zal de carrier 3 rechtstreekse vluchten per week van Brussels Airport naar Montreal uitvoeren. Tegelijk wordt het aantal vluchten vanuit Canada naar de Verenigde Staten verhoogt en versterkt de luchtvaartmaatschappij haar binnenlands vluchtprogramma. De vluchten worden uitgevoerd met de nieuwe Airbus A321LR. Dit vliegtuig, het groenste in zijn categorie, versterkt de inspanningen van de luchtvaartmaatschappij om verantwoord toerisme te bevorderen. Dit toestel verbruikt 15% minder brandstof en verminderd de NOx-uitstoot met 50%.