Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines have commenced codesharing agreements on key African routes, as the German carrier moves towards its acquisition of the Belgian airline.
With the addition of the Lufthansa-operated flights, connecting via Frankfurt from the Belgian capital, Brussels Airlines now sells tickets to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Accra and Khartoum, which previously were not available on the Belgian carrier’s extensive African network.
Meanwhile, Lufthansa is now offering codeshare flights on Brussels Airlines’ African routes to Banjul (The Gambia), Nairobi (Kenya), Douala & Yaounde (Cameroon), Bujumbura (Burundi), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Monrovia (Liberia).
Brussels Airlines is in the process of being bought by Lufthansa (see online news August 29, 2008). As part of the takeover, the airline’s frequent flyer scheme will be replaced by Lufthansa’s Miles and More loyalty scheme in October (see online news June 3).
Report by Sara Turner