Cutting the cake for Jetairfly’s new route from Brussels to Phuket and Bangkok were Pieter Weymans, GM Kuoni Travel Belgium; Gunther Batsleer, Jetair’s product manager flight holidays; and Léon Verhallen, Brussels Airport’s head of aviation marketing. Batsleer and Verhallen were then joined by the captain, André Berger, who also is Jetairfly’s director flight operations, in cutting the ribbon for the first flight
- Jetairfly, Belgian TUI airline, launched a new long-haul route to Thailand with its 257-seat 767-300ER aircraft out of Brussels (BRU) on 29 October. Once a week, the airline now flies via the resort island of Phuket (HKT) to the country capital Bangkok (BKK). While the operation is a scheduled service, the main tour operators on the flight are Jetair/TUI and Kuoni/Best Tours. Flights between Brussels and Phuket were last operated by XL Airways France until April this year. While the new route currently faces no competition, Thai Airways will launch three weekly flights between Bangkok and Brussels in two weeks’ time. The last time Bangkok was connected with Brussels was in 1998, when it was served by Sabena.