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.
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.”
August operating statistics
The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group’s passenger traffic and load factors remained robust across all route regions in August 2023, even as passenger capacity increased by 26.3% year-on-year. SIA and Scoot carried just under 3.0 million passengers during the month, up 43.5% from a year before. The Group passenger load factor (PLF) came in at 88.2% (+2.8 percentage points year-on-year), with SIA and Scoot posting monthly PLFs of 87.0% and 92.1% respectively.
Cargo operations posted a load factor of 51.2%, or 3.0 percentage points lower year-on-year. Cargo loads rose marginally by 0.2% year-on-year, while capacity expanded by 6.2% as increased passenger services resulted in higher bellyhold capacity.
During the month, SIA resumed services to Busan, South Korea, and Scoot restored operations to Nanchang, China. At the end of August 2023, the Group’s passenger network1 covered 119 destinations in 36 countries and territories. SIA served 75 destinations, while Scoot served 67 destinations. The cargo network1 comprised 124 destinations in 38 countries and territories.