This has been discussed quite a few times on this forum.
I don't see BRU
reopening for now. I think BRU
actually opened in 1979 or 1980. I doubt it was ever profitable on the passenger side, to be honest, despite having been linked to various points, including fifth freedoms to JFK
. Traffic was thin, and there wasn't much business traffic. A lot of traffic was bound for SE
Asia, and that shrivelled up after the ethnic and economic crises there. Before the Asian finaicial crisis, about 40% of pax revenue was for Indonesia. The continued problems there impacted loads to made pax services unsustainable.
and the former Sabena actually talked about codesharing in the mid-90s, and if the talks had gone through (Swissair blocked the deal) we would have seen 3x343s nonstop turnaround services to BRU
By the way, SQ
has had a horrible history with reopened pax routes. The only two they have reopened in the past 10+ years - AUH and KHH
- were both suspended again.