First Sukhoi Superjet flight for Brussels Airlines: 26th of March

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The Cityjet Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ100) will start operating for Brussels Airlines as from the 26th of March, website airlineroute confirmed today.

Luchtzak forum Member crew1990 added in the Brussels Airlines forum topic that the following destinations are scheduled with the Sukhoi Superjet:

  • Berlin (first flight of the day)
  • Basel (afternoon flight)
  • Geneva (last flight of the day)
  • Bordeaux
  • Milan
  • Copenhagen
  • Vienna (first flight of the day)

Gradually adding:

  • Birmingham
  • Bologna
  • Edinburgh
  • Gothenburg
  • Hamburg
  • Krakow
  • Milan Linate & Malpensa
  • Nice
  • Prague
  • Warsaw
  • Venice

The first scheduled commercial flight is SN3615 to Nice on 26 March at 06:00 (source: Brussels Airlines’ booking engine, subject to change).

It is striking that the largest Avro RJ100 destination, Stockholm Bromma, which cannot be served by A320 family aircraft, is not on the list of Sukhoi destinations. Brussels Airlines probably waits for the SSJ100 to be approved for that airfield (the current status of the approval is unclear). That means that Bromma will probably be the last destination served by Brussels Airlines’ Avro RJ100 aircraft before the type is retired in November 2017. If the SSJ100 is not approved, the Swedish capital might be served by Flybe’s Q400, else Brussels Airlines might switch airports from close-by Bromma to further-away Arlanda.

Largest destination markets for Brussels Airlines’ Avro RJ100 fleet (summer 2017, source: OAG)

Destination Departure seats
Stockholm (BMA) 62 371
Edinburgh (EDI) 40 061
Birmingham (BHX) 36 375
Basel (BSL) 21 534
Berlin (TXL) 18 042
Gothenburg (GOT) 17 169
Copenhagen (CPH) 15 423
Belfast (BHD) 15 035
Warsaw (WAW) 12 319
Milan (MXP) 8 827
OTHERS 55 484

Data provided by OAG

Discuss: http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=42627&start=2460

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