Indian carrier Jet Airways has announced it will begin its Delhi-Brussels-Toronto flights from September 5. The news follows the inauguration of Jet's Brussels-New York flights earlier this month.
Business Traveller reported as far back as April this year that the carrier would begin flights to Canada's largest city in the autumn (see online news April 19), but it's taken until now for the finer details to be released.
Flight 9W226 will take off from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at 0245, arriving at Brussels International Airport at 0800. From there it will depart at 0955 and arrive at Toronto International Airport at 1215. The flight will operate daily except Tuesdays and Thursdays. The return leg sees flight 9W225 departing Toronto at 2015, arriving in Brussels at 0955 the next day, before taking off again at 1155 and reaching Delhi at 2335.
Flights will be operated by an A330-200 aircraft configured with 30 Premiere (business class) and 190 economy seats. Premiere seating will feature the carrier's new fully flat bed, while economy will have a seat pitch of 32'.
This latest service is part of Jet's aim to create an international hub in Belgium's capital – flight times have been scheduled to coincide with the Brussels-New York arrivals and departures (both at 0940), meaning passengers will soon be able to connect to either Toronto or New York via Brussels from Delhi.
The carrier is offering a reduced economy return fare of £428 for passengers booking on the new route before August 31 and traveling before October 31 – business class fares start from £1,925.
Report by Mark Caswell