Brussels Airlines, a Belgian airline, reports that it is investing further in its African long-haul network this winter, after adding more than 25 short- and medium-haul destinations over the summer.
The airline will service Banjul (The Gambia) every day instead of four times a week. Three out of seven weekly flights to and from Dakar will become direct flights without stopping in another African airport from January, allowing more capacity on the flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Brussels Airlines’ Mumbai flights, which started in March 2017, will end on January 6 for economic purposes, the airline says, because the route does not deliver the anticipated results. Although the route is ending, there will still be options via Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich because of Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa and SWISS. The increase in capacity will refocus the company to Africa, the airline said.
Customers who booked flights to or from Mumbai after January 6 will get a message from Brussels Airlines offering other travel solutions to get to their destination.
Brussels Airlines is also launching a brand-new Business Class, revamping its Economy Class and creating a Premium Economy Class on its ten Airbus A330 aircraft. The first aircraft with these features will be ready towards the end of the year.
New destinations starting in winter 2018-2019:
- Kiev 4x/week (as of October 2018) – all-year destination
- Wroclaw 3x/week (as of Feb 2019) – all-year destination
Additional frequencies as from winter season (starting on October 29):
- Alicante +1/week
- Billund +2/week
- Bordeaux +1/week
- Faro +1/week
- Geneva +1/week
- Lisbon +1/week
Long-haul (changes effective as from January 7):
- Banjul +3/week (daily service)
- Dakar: remains daily service but 3 times direct