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. 

 

 

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

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