Brussels Airlines is excited for 2017 with new route
Christophe Allard, Director, North America, Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is excited for 2017 with new route

TORONTO — Travelweek boarded a Brussels Airlines plane as it was getting ready for a flight to Brussels to talk with Christophe Allard, Director, North America, about what he is excited about for the new year.

The airline’s biggest news is that it will be launching a Mumbai route on March 6, 2017. The service will be the first-ever route to India for the carrier, with flights departing during the day to Mumbai on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and will arrive late in the evening at Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport. Upon return, flights depart Mumbai from the modern terminal 2 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays nights, arriving in Brussels early the next morning.

Thanks to this flight schedule, passengers can connect smoothly from Toronto, New York and Washington, and travel onward to Brussels Airlines’ European and African destinations.

Allard is also excited about airline’s Economy Privilege class, which gives clients a chance to upgrade from economy for Cdn$149. The upgrade will give clients more legroom, double the seat recline, a position at the front of the cabin, amenity kit, better headset, fleece blanket, hot towel, upgraded dinning, a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne and a small box of Neuhaus chocolate. Clients can upgrade when booking their ticket or at the counter.

Allard also wants Canadian’s to know that Brussels Airlines is the gateway to Africa with two north African destinations and 17 sub-Saharan destinations. Allard is also no stranger to Africa, having spent five years as the Special Project Manager Africa for the airline and, following that, another five years as CEO of Korongo Airlines in Congo. He returned to Brussels Airlines as Director, North America. We asked Allard for his list of favourite destinations to visit in Africa, all of which are accessible via Brussels Airlines.

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