Brussels Airlines expands flight offer to Central and East Africa

This winter season, which starts on 26 October, Brussels Airlines expands its flight frequencies to many African destinations, good for a total increase of 9 percent.

Africa – more seats and more flights
Brussels Airlines reinforces its African flight offer this winter season, by increasing flight frequencies to six African destinations compared to winter 2013-2014.
The Cameroonian destinations Douala and Yaounde will get one extra frequency per week and will be directly connected to Brussels Airport six and five times per week, respectively. The Angolan capital Luanda will be served three times weekly instead of two times.
Also in East Africa Brussels Airlines reinforces its presence: as from 26 October, Nairobi will be flown five times weekly (two additional frequencies). The Rwandan capital Kigali and the Burundian capital Bujumbura each get an additional weekly flight frequency. Kigali will then be served five times weekly and Bujumbura three times.
During the busy Christmas period many frequencies to other African destinations will be temporarily increased. The complete flight schedule can be consulted online at
"The nine percent increase In our flight offer clearly illustrates that we continue to invest in Africa and that we are even more responsive to market demand", says Philippe Saeys, Brussels Airlines VP Africa. "This is not only good news for our customers who will have more travel possibilities, but also for all freight forwarders who can transport their goods on more flights operated by Brussels Airlines" 

United States

Following seasonal demand, Brussels Airlines’ scheduled flight to Washington D.C. will only be operated during the summer season. This means that the Washington service will be interrupted during the winter season (last flight October 25) and will be resumed as from the start of the summer season on March 29, 2015 with a morning departure instead of an afternoon departure in Brussels. The new schedule will offer more connections in both Brussels Airport and Washington Dulles, to many African destinations as well as destinations in the USA.  
The two capitals stay connected during the low season, though. Brussels Airlines partner United continues to offer flights between Brussels and Washington during winter.

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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.

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