Brussels Airlines expandsIn the course of this year Brussels Airlines is improving its African flight offer with frequency increases to several destinations. Dakar will be offered daily instead of 4 times per week during the summer season. Also for Freetown, Cotonou and Conakry the flight offer will be extended. Thanks to partner airline Korongo Airlines, smooth connections are also possible between Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi.
Thanks to a new bilateral aviation agreement between Belgium and the Republic of Senegal, Brussels Airlines will be able to connect Brussels daily to Dakar instead of 4 times a week. Brussels Airlines also concluded a commercial agreement with the national airline Senegal Airlines to commercialise the flights in combination with regional flights that connect well with the direct Dakar-Brussels service.
As a result, Brussels Airlines is also able to reinforce her flight offer to several other West African countries. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, will be served 4 instead of 2 times a week - Monday, Wednesday (new), Friday and Saturday (new).
The Conakry (Guinea) service will be improved thanks to a third weekly flight and a better spread of the flights throughout the week (flight days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).
Cotonou (Benin) will also be flown three times a week starting this summer (Tuesday, Thursday (new), Saturday).
Some other destinations will have slight changes in the flight days (Banjul, Ouagadougou, Lomé, Douala, Yaounde, Kinshasa, Luanda) to offer better connection possibilities to other Brussels Airlines destinations in Europe. There’s also good news for the many passengers travelling between the US and Monrovia (Liberia): the flight times are now optimized for quicker connections in Brussels Airport.
The frequency increases are gradually introduced as from Frebruary.
The full flight schedule can be found on brusselsairlines.com
Korongo Airlines, Brussels Airlines’ partner airline based in the Democratic Republic Congo that was founded in the spring of 2012, offers smooth connections to Lubumbashi for Brussels Airlines passengers who fly to Kinshasa on Monday, Friday and Saturday. Korongo Airlines recently launched a new scheduled service between Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi, one of the fastest growing cities in Congo, situated in de East-Kasaï province. The airline also connects Lubumbashi to Johannesburg several times a week. The ailrine has been very well received in the market for its high service standards and reliability.
Today the 7th and last Airbus A330 of the Brussels Airlines long haul fleet left for Malta to be retrofitted at Lufthansa Technik. The new Economy and Business Class cabins that offer superior comfort (flat beds in Business Class and ergonomic seating in Economy Class as well as the latest generation inflight entertainment in both classes) is very much appreciated by passengers and has been awarded several times this year. From now on, every Brussels Airlines operated flight to Africa or US has the new product on board.