New flights in Europe and Asia lead this week’s air travel news.
Brussels Airlines announced plans to launch flights to Montreal in March 2020. Starting from the end of that month, the seasonal route will operate five times per week, leaving from and returning to Brussels early in the morning on Airbus A330-300 aircraft. With its remaining capacity in the winter season, which runs from the end of October through the end of March, the airline will increase its Washington service to year-round. During the summer, the service will be offered daily, while during the winter it will be four times per week.
Also in Europe, TAP Air Portugal announced that, effective immediately, it will operate a daily flight from Munich to Porto. The new flight departs Munich at 3:55 p.m. and lands in Porto at 5:45 p.m. The return flight takes off in Porto at 11:40 a.m. and touches down in Munich at 3:10 p.m.
Singapore Airlines celebrated the inaugural flight of its new nonstop service between Seattle and Singapore. The new flight departed Seattle September 3 at 11:13 a.m. and arrived in Singapore a 5:45 p.m. the following day. The Seattle flights will initially be operated three times weekly before increasing to four times weekly in October, bringing the total number of weekly nonstop U.S.-Singapore services to 31. Seattle is the airline’s fourth U.S. destination after Los Angeles, New York (Newark) and San Francisco to be served nonstop from Singapore.