Brussels Airlines is to add ten new routes to its network this winter, but will drop flights to Washington until the spring.

The carrier will add flights to Almeria, Arrecife, Agadir, Boa Vista, Enfidha, Fuerteventura, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Palma de Mallorca and Sal.

In addition summer services to Bordeaux and Funchal will be extended into winter, and extra frequencies will be added to routes to Accra, Abdijan, Las Palmas, Madrid, Mumbai, Rome, Tenerife and Warsaw.

The airline launched its Brussels-Mumbai route in March this year, and will increase frequencies from five to six flights per week from October 30.

Flights to Barcelona, Billund, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Hannover, Krakow, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Porto and Rome will also see an increase in capacity of between 25 and 50 per cent, due to the use of larger aircraft.

But flights to Washington DC will be suspended this winter, before resuming on March 179, 2018.

Brussels Airlines says that the new routes and frequencies represent the biggest winter expansion in its 15-year history, with 80 destinations being served from Brussels airport, including 59 short-haul routes and 21 long-haul destinations.