Africa cities

Brussels Airlines expands its offers in Africa

Brussels Airlines took over two other African routes, bringing to 17 the number of destinations it serves in sub-Saharan Africa.

The subsidiary of the Lufthansa group and the carrier Star Alliance resumed service on June 11 from Brussels (BRU) to Conakry (CKY) in Guinea and Ouagadougou (OUA) in Burkina Faso. Both routes will be operated 3 times per week with Airbus A330s. Neither destination has been served by Brussels Airlines for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group Sales Director Philippe Saeys-Desmedt said in a statement that the carrier is “very pleased to once again expand our position in our most important continent’s market.”

He added: “We have been able to rehire many of our former employees, which means that we immediately have the experience necessary to restart our [nonstop] connection between two important African capitals… and our home port, Brussels Airport.

The Belgian airline noted that flights from CKY and OUA will arrive at BRU early in the morning, creating “connection options to the entire Brussels Airlines network in Europe and the United States”.