Singapore Airlines Returns to Brussels After 2 Decade Absence

Singaport Airlines crew and A350 aircraft at Brussels Airport.
Photo Credit: Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has marked its return to the Belgian market after a two decade absence.

Brussels Airport saw the arrival of the inaugural flight, SQ303, from Singapore’s Changi Airport on 6 April 2024.

This noteworthy occasion signifies a rekindled connection between Europe and Asia, offering exciting possibilities for both business and leisure travelers.

Returning after 20 Year Absence

The new direct route from Brussels to Singapore furthers SIA’s commitment to expanding its European network.

After a 20-year absence, Brussels is once again seamlessly linked to the vibrant metropolis of Singapore, a cultural and business hub in Southeast Asia.

Passengers departing from Brussels can now enjoy a comfortable and efficient journey to popular destinations across Southeast Asia. Extended travel options include Bangkok, Jakarta, and Bali.

Singapore’s award-winning Changi Airport serves as a convenient and enjoyable transit point. The airport is renowned for its world-class facilities, diverse shopping experiences, and focus on sustainability.

Ceremony at Brussels Airport

The launch ceremony at Brussels Airport was a gathering of esteemed figures. Notable dignitaries included Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, and Singapore’s Ambassador Lim Hong Huai.

SIA’s Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr. Dai Hao Yu spoke for the carrier on the occasion.

“We are thrilled to add Brussels, a key European economic and political center, back to our network,” said Mr Yu.

“This new service provides our European customers with a direct connection to Singapore and opens doors to the wider Asia-Pacific region through our Changi Airport hub. SIA remains dedicated to network expansion and offering our passengers ever-increasing travel options.”

Echoing this sentiment, Brussels Airport Company CEO, Arnaud Feist, warmly welcomed Singapore Airlines.

He acknowledged SIA’s reputation for world-class service and dedication to passenger experience. Mr. Feist further highlighted the importance of Singapore as a crucial gateway to Asia, making it a valuable addition to Brussels Airport’s expanding Asian network.

He commended SIA’s commitment to sustainability, which aligns with Brussels Airport’s own focus on environmental responsibility.

A Singapore Airlines Airbus approaching to land.
BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Airbus A350-900 Operations

The Airbus A350-900, the aircraft chosen for this route, is known for its fuel efficiency and quiet operation, further solidifying SIA’s dedication to eco-conscious practices.

SIA’s commitment to passenger comfort is evident in the four weekly flights it will operate between Brussels and Singapore.

The Airbus A350-900, known for its modern design and passenger-centric features, will provide a world-class travel experience.

Passengers can choose from three distinct cabin classes: Business Class with 42 seats, Premium Economy Class with 24 seats, and Economy Class with 187 seats.

Regardless of the chosen class, passengers can expect to be treated to SIA’s award-winning cabin products and the renowned hospitality of the airline’s cabin crew.


Belgian businesses with established ties in Singapore will undoubtedly find the direct route invaluable, fostering stronger economic ties between the two regions.

For leisure travelers, the flight unlocks a treasure trove of experiences in Southeast Asia. Singapore itself is a captivating destination, boasting a tantalizing culinary scene, and luxurious shopping opportunities.

A highly efficient public transport system, and a plethora of family-friendly attractions makes it a highly attractive travel destination.

Beyond Singapore, travelers can seamlessly connect to other Southeast Asian destinations, each offering its own unique charm and cultural tapestry.

The relaunch of this direct flight by Singapore Airlines marks a significant step forward in strengthening the connection between Belgium and Singapore.

This renewed link will undoubtedly foster economic ties, cultural exchange, and tourism between the two regions. This creates a wealth of opportunities for both business and leisure travelers.

Click the banner to subscribe to our weekly newsleter.

Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 5 Min Read
5 Min Read
You Might Also Enjoy