Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced it will be launching direct flights between Singapore and Brussels from 5 April 2024. Currently, the two destinations are connected by Qatar and Emirates, but not via direct flights.
Singapore Airlines has not landed in the Belgian capital in over 20 years. The airline planned on reactivating the connection in October 2020, but the timeline had to be delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.Dai Hao Yu, Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines
As of next year, SIA will operate four weekly flights to Brussels with the long-haul variant of its Airbus A350-900s, which features 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 11:55 pm local time. The return leg, operated as flight SQ303, will depart Brussels for Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:10 pm local time.
Brussels will become SIA’s 13th destination in Europe, which, the airline says, will provide European travellers an additional getaway point to the Asia-Pacific region through Changi Airport. “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”, said Dai Hao Yu, SIA’s Acting Senior Vice President of Marketing Planning.
Tickets for the first flights already went on sale on 13 September, with progressive sales to continue through various distribution channels, according to the airline.