Brussels Airlines increases frequencies to five African destinations

As from April 2012, Brussels Airlines will considerably increase flight frequencies to five African destinations. Travel possibilities and seat capacity to/from Yaoundé and Douala (Cameroon), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Nairobi (Kenya) and Bujumbura (Burundi) will be enhanced, while Kinshasa will be served four times a week non-stop. The frequency increase is made possible thanks to the introduction of an additional long haul aircraft.

Brussels Airlines continues to reinforce its presence on the African continent. Following the launch of new services to Bamako (Mali), as well as Marrakech and Agadir (Morocco) this year, Brussels Airlines will improve travel solutions to and from several African destinations in April 2012. Thanks to excellent timing, passengers will be able to connect seamlessly between these new flights and other Brussels Airlines’ flights within Europe or to/from the United States.

Brussels Airlines will also launch a new, state of the art long-haul in-flight product including lie-flat business seats and comfortable economy seats, with the latest entertainment technology on board. Flying with Brussels Airlines will be more comfortable than ever before. The new product will be presented early 2012.

West Africa

Weekly frequencies to the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé, will be increased from two to six, while Douala, the important harbour and economic hub of the country, will be linked daily to Brussels Airport instead of the current 3 flights weekly.

Moving on from the events at the beginning of this year, Ivory Coast is experiencing a strong economic revival. The country has also announced several measures to stimulate business and trade. All good reasons for Brussels Airlines to increase its flight offer to a daily service.

Brussels Airlines will cease its own flights to Accra (Ghana). However, thanks to a codeshare cooperation with its strategic partner Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines will continue to offer comfortable travel solutions via Frankfurt.

Central Africa

Brussels Airlines will introduce more direct flights to this region. As from April, flights to Kinshasa will operate non-stop from Brussels every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Direct non-stop flights from Kinshasa to Brussels will be offered six times a week.

East Africa

Brussels Airlines will also enhance its service to Nairobi (Kenya) and Bujumbura (Burundi). Nairobi will get a fourth frequency weekly and Bujumbura a third.

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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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