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Inside Brussels Airline's African Sunrise Lounge at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airlines is making travel easier and more comfortable for passengers on its African routes. One of the ways the airline is doing this is by renovating and upgrading its Sunrise Lounge at the Brussels Airport.

With effect from 7 July, 2023, long-haul business class passengers travelling to Sub-Saharan Africa can enjoy the fully renovated Sunrise Lounge in the T-zone of Brussels Airport.

With more seating, more sleeping comfort and a larger variety of quality food and drinks, the Belgian home carrier answers to the feedback of its passengers.

The Sunrise Lounge, in the T-zone of Brussels Airport, has been completely redesigned to a more spacious and comfortable lounge.

Upon the entrance, the new lay-out draws visitors immediately to the bright main area with impressive views on the tarmac.

The lounge has turned into a highly pleasant area to spend time in before getting on board of a flight to a wide range of Sub-Saharan African destinations.

A range of product features have been introduced to significantly improve the comfort of the new Sunrise Lounge: ​

  • A large buffet offers a high-quality food range, including a bigger variety of hot meals

  • The new Grohe Blue water fountains and a Coca-Cola soft drink dispenser further reduce the use of plastic bottles and cans, while a beer tap of the airline’s partner AB InBev gives guests the opportunity to tap their own perfect Belgian beer

  • Guests arriving from a connecting flight have the opportunity to get some sleep in one of the five ‘nap boxes’ before continuing their journey

  • Thanks to the Grohe design showers and restrooms, the Sunrise Lounge now offers state of the art facilities to refresh in one of the shower suites

  • The reorganized floor space increases seating capacity by 25%

In the Sunrise Lounge, brands such as Ethnicraft, providing the natural oak wood furniture, and Serax, for the tableware and decorative accessories, contribute to the relaxing and cozy atmosphere of the lounge.

A wallpaper design inspired by one of the many impressive landscapes on the African continent hints to the main use of this lounge as a relaxing place before flying onwards to Africa.

​In recent months Brussels Airport has also optimized the infrastructure in the T-zone, by among others adding seating capacity and a new Smurf-themed wall game for kids.

Shopping and food and beverage opportunities will also be expanded with the review of the duty-free offer and a new café area. Thanks to the installation of a pharmacy vending machine, long-haul passengers will also have quick access to a number of basic medical supplies.

And it won’t stop there, as further renovation plans for the T-zone are on the agenda in the coming months and in 2024.

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa.


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Comments (25)

Sep 21, 2022

We just booked our QATAR 🇶🇦 HÔTEL yesterday for 2 différent short stars of 2 nights and 3 nights for the Final… . Not exactly cheap but ok price for 4.5 Stars luxury and in Doha Center City! Thanks and Good Luck everyone! Vamos MEXICO!


Sep 30, 2022

Wow! Stunning! Hilton seems to be taking Africa by storm. Just a couple of years back, they opened the first ever in Eswatini.


Oct 24, 2022

Wonderful event and topics discussed, hopefully we see the manifestations in our African airline businesses in the nearest future. Kudos to you all.