Brussels Airlines: a 10th Airbus A330 to serve Nairobi in 2024

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In the summer of 2024Brussels Airlines will add a tenth Airbus A330 to its long-haul fleet and will thus strengthen its position in Sub-Saharan Africaits most important market, with the opening of the serving Nairobi.

In June, the Belgian airline will launch a connection between Brussels-Zaventem airport (Brussels Airport) and Nairobi: in fact, the Kenyan capital is not unknown territory for the Belgian airline since it has already served this African destination between 2002 and 2015.

There Brussels-Nairobi connection will be operated six days a week during the summer season (direct on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a stopover in Kigali on Wednesdays and Sundays). In winter 2024/2025, it will be provided four times a week. This will bring the number of Brussels Airlines services in sub-Saharan Africa to 18.

In addition to adding a new destination, the new long-haul A330 will allow the Belgian subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group to increase the frequency of its flights to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, and to ensure daily communication. To equip this A330, around 60 pilots and cabin crew members will be hired. Additional staff will also be recruited on the ground.

With the addition of Nairobi to our network, daily frequencies to Kigali and additional flights to West Africa, we are offering more choice than ever to our passengers traveling to and from Africa. The tenth intercontinental aircraft is a clear sign of the trust that Lufthansa Group places in Brussels Airlines and strengthens our role as a hub to Africa for the group“, underlines Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO, Brussels Airlines.

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