Brussels Airlines increases flight frequencies to 7 African destinations

At the end of this year Brussels Airlines will increase its flight offer to 7 African destinations in total, thus adding 30 per cent more seats every week on the long-haul routes between Brussels and the African continent

Brussels Airlines celebrates the fifth anniversary of its African routes with a larger aircraft capacity and a significant frequency increase. Starting mid-December, passengers to seven destinations will benefit from even more travel flexibility and comfort (flat beds in business class,…) with our four Airbus A330-300s permanently dedicated to flights between the European capital and the African continent. Freight transport will also benefit from these additional flights.

East Africa and the Great Lakes region

More than ever, Brussels Airlines is becoming « The » airline for those travelling to or from the Great Lakes region. Flights will be added to and from Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. 

From December 18, 2007, Kigali, capital of Rwanda, will be connected to Brussels 3 times per week instead of twice currently.

To meet the growing demand from passengers and the increasing volumes of freight, Entebbe airport in Uganda will receive 4 weekly flights instead of 3. 

The route to Bujumbura, capital of Burundi, was inaugurated this spring and will soon see an increase in frequency with 2 flights every week, also starting in December. Thanks to direct Brussels Airlines flights to Bujumbura, travel time between Europe and Burundi has been reduced by 8 hours, to the delight of passengers. 

West Africa

With flights to and from seven western African countries, Brussels Airlines is an important player in this region. The number of flights between Brussels and Monrovia, Liberia, will be increased to 4 weekly. Abidjan, Ivory Coast, will also be connected to Brussels more often with 4 weekly flights instead of the current two. The frequency for Conakry, Guinea, is doubled with 2 weekly rotations instead of one. Finally, Cameroon will also benefit from additional flights with two weekly connections to Yaounde instead of the current one, while Douala will continue with 3 weekly flights. 

Central Africa

Brussels Airlines will further improve its existing flights to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, by offering non-stop flights starting this winter. More details will be provided at a later date.

Smooth connections

More then half of the passengers departing from Africa use Brussels Airport as a hub towards other destinations from the network of Brussels Airlines or of one of its partners. For example, Brussels Airlines offers to its passengers coming from Africa a special daily connecting flight to Paris or London Gatwick. Easy connections are also possible to dozens of other European cities (Geneva, Milan, Rome, Lyon, Marseille, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Madrid, Manchester, etc.)

Thanks to a partnership with American Airlines, the biggest airline in the world, smooth connections are also available to the United States. Brussels Airlines’ network will extend further as a brand new partnership with Jet Airways will allow Brussels Airlines to offer a daily connection between Africa and India.

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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.

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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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