Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines has announced plans to resume service to North America from 1 June, with an Airbus A330-300 flying daily between Brussels and New York John F. Kennedy International airport.

One of the Star Alliance carrier's five A330-300s will be equipped with a "complete new business class, including flat-beds," the carrier said, as well as a new in-flight entertainment system in business and economy classes.

It will be the only route to North America for Brussels Airlines, which almost exclusively serves Europe, according to schedules in Innovata. The airline also serves several cities in Africa and to Israel in the Middle East.

By launching service to JFK, Brussels Airlines will enter an already popular market, but one that is currently unserved by any other Star Alliance carrier.

Daily flights on the same route are now provided by Oneworld's American Airlines, SkyTeam's Delta Air Lines and the unaffiliated, India-based Jet Airways, according to Innovata.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news