Brussels Airlines Returns to Congo with New Premium Economy Class

October 14, 2019


Brussels Airlines has reinstated its daily service between Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo, now operating seven flights per week between Brussels and Kinshasa.


At the same time, Brussels Airlines has began to introduce its brand new Premium Economy class on its African routes to better serve passengers and enhance their onboard experience.


With a focus on comfort, personal space and hospitality, the new Premium Economy class aims to respond to customers who want to have a high quality service and superior comfort, but do not wish to pay a Business Class fare.


In Premium Economy, customers can expect 23% more legroom than Economy Class, a wider seat with a bigger headrest and a generous 40° seat recline. Premium Economy is separated from the other cabins for maximum privacy and rest.


Currently, the new Premium Economy class is available only on flights to and from Kinshasa and Luanda. As more retrofitted aircraft enter the fleet, the new class will gradually be rolled out to more African destinations.


With 84 weekly flights to 17 destinations in 16 countries, Africa is a crucial part of Brussels Airlines’ long haul network. The airline offers more than 1.2 million seats on its African flights this year.


The success of its flights to and from Africa lies partly in the connections to the rest of the Brussels Airlines network via its base at Brussels Airport, as more than 70% of travelers connect to or from other destinations in Europe and the US.

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