Australian travellers flying to Europe can look forward to more connection options from November, when Thai Airways starts flying between Bangkok and Brussels.
Brussels is one of the two political capitals of Europe, and of course it's a business travel destination in its own right.
But Brussels Airport (BRU) is also a mini-hub for hometown airline Brussels Airlines and other Star Alliance carriers, and provides useful connections to dozens of European destinations for the savvy business traveller.
Since Brussels is a relatively small airport (especially when compared with unwieldy mammoth hubs like London's Heathrow, Paris' Charles de Gaulle or Frankfurt), the transit connection is likely to be less stressful and less delay-prone.
Thai will be flying Boeing 777-200ER planes on the Bangkok-Brussels route, with a business and economy configuration. There'll be 30 of the Royal Silk Class business seats available at the pointy end, and flights will run thrice weekly.
Eastbound flight TG934 operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and leaves Bangkok at 0030 (useful for connecting from Australian flights) and arrives in Brussels at 0700.
Westbound, TG935 leaves Brussels on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 1330 and arrives into Bangkok at 0620 the next day.
Thai flies between Bangkok and four Australian airports: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.