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.