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Brussels Airlines Adds Flights to Africa, Reopens More Routes



As the demand for holiday travel is expected to rise towards the summer months, Brussels Airlines is offering customers attractive holiday destinations, together with its partners and tour operators.


With a wide offer of holiday flights, the airline wants to provide its customers a positive outlook for the coming summer.



In addition to 18 intercontinental destinations in Africa and North America, Brussels Airlines plans to operate 60 short and medium-haul routes with a focus on holiday hotspots such as Greece, Portugal, and Spain.


Currently, Brussels Airlines operates flights to nearly all of its African destinations, while offering only a small capacity in Europe, limited to feeder flights for the African network.


Europe


As of April, Brussels Airlines will progressively reopen its European network, with a focus on holiday travel.


The first routes to re-join the network will be Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bilbao, Bologna, Budapest, Catania, Faro, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Kos, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Napoli, Nice, Oslo, Porto, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Tenerife, Valencia, Vilnius, and Warsaw.



As of May also Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Ibiza, Milan Linate, Moscow, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Split and Vienna will be added.


From June, Brussels Airlines will add flights to Bari, Birmingham, Corfu, Florence, Goteborg, Saint Petersburg, Yerevan, and Zakynthos on the medium-haul network.


Africa and North Atlantic


Washington DC and New York are planned to be operated as of June 14, Montreal joins the network on June 15. These will be the first North-Atlantic flights of Brussels Airlines since March 21st, 2020.



As for the African network, Brussels Airlines will gradually increase flight frequencies to all African destinations. Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), and Dakar (Senegal) are planned to be offered on a daily basis from mid-June.


Douala and Yaounde (Cameroon), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Entebbe (Uganda) are also planned to be served daily. Luanda (Angola) will rejoin the airline’s network on June 15 with a three-weekly service.



New route: Brussels – Frankfurt


In addition to the reopening of a large part of its network, Brussels Airlines will also add a new destination to its portfolio. The airline will launch a new flight to Frankfurt on 2 August, 2021.

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