Brussels Airlines increases flight offer to Africa for summer 2022

Brussels Airlines increases flight offer to Africa for summer 2022

As of today, Brussels Airlines offers more intercontinental flights for next summer. On June 11, 2022, Brussels Airlines will start flying again between Brussels Airport and West-African destinations Conakry (Guinea) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), with three weekly flights. The Belgian airline also increases its presence in West and East Africa with extra flight frequencies to five destinations. Furthermore, Brussels Airlines also plans to fly daily again to New York. This growth is possible thanks to the 9th long haul aircraft the airline adds to its fleet. All flights are bookable as of today on brusselsairlines.com and via travel agencies. 

 

Brussels Airlines clearly choses for growth in Africa, the airline’s most important market. With an additional Airbus A330 joining its fleet, the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group will expand its offer to West and East Africa.  

 

Reopening Conakry and Ouagadougou 

On June 11, 2022, West-African destinations Conakry and Ouagadougou, previously closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be reopened. Flights to Ouagadougou (flight number SN255) will be offered on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing in Brussels at 11.05 GMT with a scheduled arrival at 15.05 GMT in Ouagadougou airport. Flights from Ouagadougou to Brussels Airport (SN256) leave on the same days, at 21.30 GMT to arrive in Brussels the following morning at 05.05, offering connecting possibilities to the airline’s network in Europe and the U.S.  

The first flight to Conakry is scheduled on Saturday June 11 as well, with flight number SN205. SN205 from Brussels to Conakry will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with a departure at 11.00 GMT. SN206 from Conakry to Brussels will leave on the same days at 18.50 GMT and is scheduled to arrive in Brussels at 05.05 GMT, offering connection options to the entire Brussels Airlines network.  

 

Expansion in West and East Africa 

Next to the addition of Conakry and Ouagadougou to the Brussels Airlines network in West Africa, flight frequencies to Banjul, Lomé and Monrovia will increase this summer to five flights for each of these routes. Frequencies to East African destinations Entebbe and Kigali will be expanded to respectively seven and five times weekly.  

 

Daily to the United States 

As of mid-June, Brussels Airlines will fly daily to New York, after connecting the East Coast destination 4 times weekly in 2021. Flights to Washington D.C. will be operated five times weekly during the summer season, allowing connections between Africa and the US via Brussels Airport. 

All additional flights are now bookable on brusselsairlines.com and via travel agencies. 

 

Maaike Andries For media requests only
Kim Daenen For media requests only

 

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 3,100 people and operates 41 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. In 2023, Brussels Airlines welcomes three state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network. Next to that, the airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023.

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 honor a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

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