Brussels Airlines starts scheduled flights to Bamako / Mali

Brussels / Bamako – From September onwards Brussels Airlines will operate two weekly flights between Brussels Airport and Bamako (Mali). Following the opening of four additional destinations last year, the airline is now further extending its African network. Brussels Airlines now offers a total of 21 destinations on the African continent.

Brussels Airlines enters into Mali with the start-up of a scheduled service to Bamako. This vast West-African country will be connected to the Brussels Airlines homebase, Brussels Airport, twice a week (on Wednesdays and Sundays) through a direct and non-stop flight.

Apart from the export of a range of agricultural produce and raw materials, Mali is also known for its World Heritage sites, reason why The Lonely Planet refers to the country as “Jewel in West Africa‟s Crown”. Along the ancient Caravan Trail lies the legendary city of Timbuktu. Also the incomparable mosque of Djenné – the largest mud-built structure in the world- and the impressive „Falaise de Bandiagara‟ attract many tourists.

“We are very happy to add Mali to the growing African network of Brussels Airlines”, says Brussels Airlines CO CEO Bernard Gustin. “After the four new destinations of last year, we can now include three more African destinations in our offer : Bamako, Marrakech and Agadir.”

Schedule (in local time LT)

Wednesday and Sunday

SN 273 departure Brussels    10u40 (LT)     arrival Bamako     16u40 (LT)
SN 274 departure Bamako    20u40 (LT)     arrival Brussels     05u25 (LT)

Thanks to the excellent schedule the Brussels Airlines flights to and from France ( Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse), UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Scandinavia and multiple other countries smoothly connect onto this new long-haul flight. Flights to Bamako will depart from the Brussels Airlines Africa terminal right next to the Schengen terminal, which allows for swift transfers.

This new scheduled service will be operated by an Airbus A 330-300 in Business and Economy Class configuration, offering ample cargo capacity.

As on all Brussels Airlines flights, passengers can earn Miles & More miles on their flight to and from Bamako. Since 2009 Brussels Airlines is member of the leading European frequent flyer programme (FFP) Miles & More. Miles & More is the frequent flyer programme of 9 airlines, with over 250 Miles & More partners where customers can earn or spend miles.

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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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