Brussels Airlines will use an A330 Airbus that has been completely refurbished.
Until now the Sabena successor has concentrated on medium haul flights in Europe and long haul flights to destinations in Africa. To service other destinations it relied on co-operation with other carriers including United Airlines and Jet Airways.
Brussels Airlines is already taking bookings for its service that will terminate at JFK Airport in New York. JFK is one of the most important hubs in North America allowing passengers to connect to flights to other destinations across the continent.
At present American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Jet Airways already fly from Brussels to JFK.