Brussels Airlines Celebrates New Toronto Service


Brussels Airlines celebrated the recent introduction of its new Toronto-Brussels service yesterday (April 21) during an official launch ceremony at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Numerous airline executives and dignitaries were on hand to mark the occasion, including Raoul Delcorde (pictured below), Ambassador of Belgium.

Brussels Airlines is offering year-round, five times weekly, non-stop service between Toronto and Brussels aboard an A330 200 aircraft. It also has an extensive codeshare network with Air Canada.

Speaking with PressToday, Christophe Allard, director, North America, for Brussels Airlines, said he’s excited about the new flights and noted that other than some temporary infrastructure facilities at Brussels Airport, everything else is perfectly normal – with the exception of perhaps some added security – in Brussels following the tragic attacks of March 22.

“This is an exciting chapter in Brussels Airlines history,” he said. “We strongly believe in the attractiveness and potential in the Brussels-Toronto route. We are also very grateful for the heartwarming support. The events [of March 22] were tragic, but we all continue to move forward.”

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Delcorde agreed, saying the situation in Brussels is gradually getting back to normal. He added that all museums and restaurants, as well as the Metro, are operating as normal as there “is absolutely no reason not to go to Brussels.”

Pictured (above) at the event are Allard (l) and Hans DeHaan, director, Canada, for Lufthansa.