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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Brussels Airlines to end BOM service Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/71020-brussels-airlines-to-pull-out-of-india-review-wet-leases

Brussels Airlines to pull out of India, review wet-leases

19.09.2018

Brussels Airlines has announced plans to further focus on its African network and to withdraw from the Indian market as part of the network realignment. In a press release, the carrier outlined plans to redeploy the A330-200 capacity currently used for a 5x weekly service linking Brussels with Mumbai Int'l. Instead, the carrier wil increase the frequency to Banjul from 4x weekly to daily.

The Mumbai service is the Belgian carrier's only long-haul route to Asia. Brussels Airlines will continue to offer service to Mumbai via its Lufthansa Group sister carriers Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) and Swiss (LX, Zurich).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Citing economic constraints, Belgium's national carrier Brussels Airlines will cease its Mumbai sector services from January 2019, it was announced here on Wednesday.

Accordingly, on January 7 next year, Brussels Airlines will operate its last flight on the Mumbai-Brussels sector, discontinuing operations for economic reasons.


https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/brussels-airlines-to-bow-out-of-mumbai/1386170
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With only JFK as year round NA (IAD and YYZ I think are seasonal), this was doomed to failure. Plus you have Air Italy coming who will no doubt discount heavily. I hope Brussels leaving, helps Jet out of BOM. Sad to see a EU carrier leave. Looks like the diamond industry could not sustain a flight (which most of us already knew). That said, BOM-BRU roundtrip O&D numbers saw good growth and reached about 65K which was surprising (someone posted the exact stat on another forum).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad to see them go. They are a decent airline, and BRU is quite a compact airport to transit through.

I wonder why LH group doesn't want to continue the A330 wetleases.
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