On 21 December, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 (OO-SNF) with distinctive Amare livery operating flight SN3779 to Tenerife South Airport headed back to Brussels about one hour into the flight. Crew and passengers noticed a strange smell in the cabin. The crew performed a normal landing at Brussels Airport’s runway 19.
“Our flights to Tenerife are the longest on our medium-haul network,” Brussels Airlines spokeswoman Wencke Lemmes explained to Aviation24.be. “For the comfort of our passengers and crew, the captain decided to return to Brussels Airport. Our maintenance department will now investigate the source of the smell. Unfortunately, today’s flight to Tenerife has been cancelled. The flight has now been scheduled for tomorrow on OO-TCQ.”