Fourteen destinations in Africa, along with 50 European cities, are now within reach of travellers across the South West and Wales thanks to a third daily flight linking Bristol with Brussels.
The third frequency launched by Brussels Airlines this week (11 January) opens up convenient connections across two continents for business and leisure passengers, as well as enhancing inbound access for overseas visitors.
The Brussels Airlines service is operated on behalf of Brussels Airlines by bmi regional as part of a ‘wet lease contract’ signed by both airlines, with crews based at Bristol International for the first time. Flight codes for both airlines - as well as Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa – are available on the service.
Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol International Airport, said:
“This is great news for businesses in the South West and Wales. The third daily flight is the key that unlocks convenient connections across Europe and Africa, where Brussels Airlines is historically strong.
“For example, businesses needing to access the German market now have the option of making onward connections via Brussels with Brussels Airlines and Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa. The new flight times will also enable those with meetings in Europe’s capital to conduct a full day’s business without requiring an overnight stay.”
Brussels Airlines is an Africa specialist, with 46 flights per week to destinations including Nairobi, Kinshasa, Kenya, Entebbe, Dakar, Freetown and Abidjan. As well as a dedicated business class, the airline offers an economy class designed to give business travellers flexibility. B.flex economy+ is a fully flexible fare, which includes flight changes, refunds and fast-lane access. A b.light economy leisure fare is also available.