Brussels Airlines plans to resume flights to the Kenyan capital next year, thanks to the addition of a tenth A330 aircraft into its fleet.

The aircraft is set to be operational next summer, bringing the number of A330s back to pre-Covid level, with the route to Nairobi launching in June 2024.

The Belgian flag carrier last served Nairobi between 2002 and 2015. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, with the route operating six times weekly during the summer and four times per week in the winter.

Outbound flights will depart Brussels in the morning and arrive in Nairobi in the evening. Inbound flights will leave Nairobi in the evening, arriving in Brussels the following morning.

Additionally, the new long-haul aircraft addition is enabling the airline to increase flight frequency to Kigali in Rwanda to a daily connection.

An extra direct flight to Dakar and an extra rotation to Banjul/Conakry and Monrovia/Freetown will also be added during the winter months.

​Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO of Brussels Airlines, commented:

“With the addition of Nairobi to our network, daily frequencies to Kigali and extra flights to West Africa, we offer more choice to our passengers travelling to and from Africa than ever.

“The tenth intercontinental aircraft is a clear sign of Lufthansa Group’s trust in Brussels Airlines and strengthens our role as the hub to Africa for the Group.”

The Lufthansa Group will offer a total of 18 weekly connections to Kenya in summer 2024, including daily Lufthansa flights to the capital and five-times-weekly Discover Airlines flights to Mombasa.

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