MONTREAL — Two airlines have announced new service to Brussels, one from Toronto and the other from Montreal.
Air Canada’s new year-round services between Toronto and Brussels kick off May 1, 2020, with up to five weekly nonstop flights being operated with its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Flights depart from Toronto on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m., with the return flight from brussels departing at 10:44 a.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“We are pleased to launch new nonstop, year-round flights from Toronto to Brussels, complementing our successful Montreal-Brussels service now celebrating its tenth anniversary,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada. “This is a further expansion of Air Canada’s reach to Europe and beyond. This new service will conveniently connect our extensive North American network through our Toronto Pearson global hub directly to Brussels where our Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines offers far-reaching connections throughout Europe and Africa.”
Also launching new service to Brussels is Brussels Airlines, a member of the Lufthansa Group and Belgium’s home carrier. Its new nonstop seasonal service from Montreal begins on March 29, 2020, departing 5x/week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will run until Oct. 24, 2020.
The Montreal route will be operated with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which includes Brussels Airlines’ newly introduced ‘boutique hotel in the sky’ service, as well as its brand new Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. All guests enjoy the choice of eight famous Belgian beers as well as Belgian wines, coffee and Belgian chocolates, while those in Business are treated to a specially crafted menu each year by a different Belgian star chef.
According to the carrier, the new Montreal gateway allows Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines to be fully represented in the region, joining Austrian – which successfully launched Montreal service in April 2019 – as well as Lufthansa and SWISS.
“We have been serving Canada for over six decades and the ongoing expansion of our airlines serving Montreal underscores the Lufthansa Group’s increasing commitment to the Quebec market, its economy and our customers,” said Hans DeHaan, Senior Director of Sales Canada, Lufthansa Group. “Brussels Airlines will now be a go-to airline for Montreal-based passengers to reach the European Union Capital and key cities across the African continent, a speciality of Brussels Airlines.”
Both Air Canada and Brussels Airlines are members of Star Alliance.