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.
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.
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.
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.