Belgium hails direct Brussels-Mumbai flight

Indo Asian News Service

Brussels, April 24 (IANS) Belgian ministers on Monday welcomed the direct flights since March 30 that connect Brussels and Mumbai.

Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Secretary for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem hailed the move at the official inauguration of flights on Monday.

Belgian national carrier Brussels Airlines now flies five times a week between Brussels and Mumbai.

This new route is the only direct air connection between Belgium and India, the two ministers said in a joint statement.

De Crem will visit Mumbai and Ahmedabad from April 24 to 27. He will lead a business delegation and have several political meetings in Mumbai, the statement said.

He will also assist in a business seminar of the Confederation of Indian Industries, open a new Belgian honorary consulate and visit the Indian Institute for Public Health in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.