After a hiatus of more than 20 years, a Singapore Airlines (SIA) passenger flight soared into the skies from Brussels Airport in Zaventem on Saturday afternoon. This significant event marks a

milestone for Brussels Airport, heralding the reintroduction of a vital connection.

The inaugural flight witnessed the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Belgian Ambassador to Singapore Lim Hong Huai, Singapore Airlines' Acting Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning Dai Hao Yu, and CEO of Brussels Airport, Arnaud Feist.

Highlighting the economic significance of the renewed connection, Prime Minister De Croo underscored Belgium's reliance on global connectivity. He emphasized the pivotal role of flights to Southeast Asia in fostering international relations and bolstering the country's export economy. Notably, approximately nine percent of Belgian exports are destined for Asia, further emphasizing the importance of this link.

The new route, featuring four weekly flights between Brussels and Singapore, has been eagerly anticipated. It serves as a crucial bridge for Belgian businesses and expatriates in Singapore, facilitating seamless travel and fostering closer ties between the two nations.

The resumption of Singapore Airlines' operations at Brussels Airport signifies a renewed era of collaboration and connectivity, promising mutual benefits for both countries. Photo by Kentaro Iemoto from Tokyo, Japan, Wikimedia commons.