SN Brussels Airlines and Etihad Airways launch their flights between Brussels-Toronto and Abu Dhabi
Good news for all SN Brussels Airlines and BRU fans!!! It seems that their long-haul network is expanding again :
From 31 October 2005, Brussels, the capital of the European Union, will be connected to Toronto and Abu Dhabi, thanks to a partnership concluded between SN Brussels Airlines and Etihad Airways, the national company of the United Arab Emirates. Three direct flights will be weekly operated between the airport of Brussels National and these two cities.
Etihad Airways and SN Brussels Airlines kick off the winter season (launched 31 October) with the launch of these new services. Three times a week, a plane of Etihad Airways will link the capital of Europe, the Canadian metropolis and Abu Dhabi, head office of Etihad Airways. Some days ago, discussions held between Etihad, SN and Biac, the managing company of the Zaventem airport, ended successfully and led to the opening of two new routes for long-haul flights.
SN Brussels Airlines will place its famous “SN” code on every flight and thus it will be able to propose to its customers direct and comfortable flights to Canada as well the capital city of the United Arab Emirates from Brussels.
Etihad Airways will operate on the Belgian market three flights to Abu Dhabi and, thanks to its excellent connections, numerous flights to destinations situated in the Gulf area and to Asia.
All flights will be operated with modern Airbus A330-200 of Etihad. These planes are configured in three zones: Diamond (First, 12 seats), Pearl (Business, 24 seats) and Coral (Economy, 180 seats). On board, Etihad’s passengers enjoy an extraordinary all-in service with a large range of meals and relaxations.
Brussels – Abu Dhabi
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:45 PM, Etihad’s Airbus A330-200 will steer a course for Abu Dhabi. It will arrive at 11:20 PM (local time). The fights Abu Dhabi – Brussels will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The plane will take off
from Abu Dhabi at 1:15 PM and it will land in the European capital at 5:45 PM (local time).
Thanks to this timetable, Etihad has the opportunity to offer, from its home base, excellent connections to numerous destinations in the Middle East, in the Gulf area and in Asia. Without forgetting Dubai, easily accessible thanks to a luxurious, fast and free bus.
The configuration of the European network allows SN to propose excellent possibilities of travel to Abu Dhabi from Rome, Lyon, Strasbourg, Geneva, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Madrid, Bilbao, Oslo, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Berlin Tempelhof, Munich, Hamburg and Vienna.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city has imposed itself as a major business centre. Its main characteristics are a modern architecture, superb shopping centres, authentic souks, green areas and a beautiful coast. Abu Dhabi attracts a growing number of tourists.
Brussels – Toronto
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the Airbus A330 of Etihad will take off from Brussels at 7:00 PM to land in Toronto at 9:45 (local time). The return flight from Toronto will also be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with a landing the next day at 12:30 PM.
Thanks to these flight schedules, SN Brussels Airlines’ customers will have the opportunity to travel to Canada via Brussels at the start from different European cities like Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol, Oslo, Helsinki, Milan, Rome, Venice, Lyon, Strasbourg, Berlin Tempelhof, Hamburg, Geneva, Warsaw, Prague and Vienna.
SN Brussels Airlines and Etihad Airways will sell their tickets via their own points of sell.
Route Operator Code Marketing Code Days Ops Dep Arr Acft Period
AUH-BRU EY 501 SN 8102 1_3_5__ 13:15 17:45 33A 31OCT-24MAR
BRU-YYZ EY 501 SN 8099 1_3_5__ 19:00 21:45 33A 31OCT-24MAR
YYZ-BRU EY 502 SN 8100 1_3_5__ 23:00 12:30 33A 31OCT-24MAR
BRU-AUH EY 502 SN 8101 _2_4_6_ 13:45 23:20 33A 01NOV-25MAR
... all information taken from SN Brussels Airlines. Good news for SN and BRU! I am looking forward to other announcements...