Brussels Airlines expands its African flight offer

In the course of this year Brussels Airlines is improving its African flight offer with frequency increases to several destinations. Dakar will be offered daily instead of 4 times per week during the summer season. Also for Freetown, Cotonou and Conakry the flight offer will be extended. Thanks to partner airline Korongo Airlines, smooth connections are also possible between Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi.

 

Thanks to a new bilateral aviation agreement between Belgium and the Republic of Senegal, Brussels Airlines will be able to connect Brussels daily to Dakar instead of 4 times a week. Brussels Airlines also concluded a commercial agreement with the national airline Senegal Airlines to commercialise the flights in combination with regional flights that connect well with the direct Dakar-Brussels service.

As a result, Brussels Airlines is also able to reinforce her flight offer to several other West African countries. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, will be served 4 instead of 2 times a week - Monday, Wednesday (new), Friday and Saturday (new).
The Conakry (Guinea) service will be improved thanks to a third weekly flight and a better spread of the flights throughout the week (flight days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).
Cotonou (Benin) will also be flown three times a week starting this summer (Tuesday, Thursday (new), Saturday).

Some other destinations will have slight changes in the flight days (Banjul, Ouagadougou, Lomé, Douala, Yaounde, Kinshasa, Luanda) to offer better connection possibilities to other Brussels Airlines destinations in Europe. There's also good news for the many passengers travelling between the US and Monrovia (Liberia): the flight times are now optimized for quicker connections in Brussels Airport.

The frequency increases are gradually introduced as from Frebruary.
The full flight schedule can be found on brusselsairlines.com

 

Korongo Airlines

Korongo Airlines, Brussels Airlines’ partner airline based in the Democratic Republic Congo that was founded in the spring of 2012, offers smooth connections to Lubumbashi for Brussels Airlines passengers who fly to Kinshasa on Monday, Friday and Saturday. Korongo Airlines recently launched a new scheduled service between Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi, one of the fastest growing cities in Congo, situated in de East-Kasaï province. The airline also connects Lubumbashi to Johannesburg several times a week. The ailrine has been very well received in the market for its high service standards and reliability.

 

New Product

Today the 7th and last Airbus A330 of the Brussels Airlines long haul fleet left for Malta to be retrofitted at Lufthansa Technik. The new Economy and Business Class cabins that offer superior comfort (flat beds in Business Class and ergonomic seating in Economy Class as well as the latest generation inflight entertainment in both classes) is very much appreciated by passengers and has been awarded several times this year.

From now on, every Brussels Airlines operated flight to Africa or US has the new product on board. 

 

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,300 people and operates 43 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 


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The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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