BRUSSELS, FRANCEBrussels Airlines goes for growth in Africa, its most important market. After reducing its intercontinental fleet from 10 to 8 aircraft in the context of its turnaround programme in 2020, Brussels Airlines now sees an opportunity for expanding its intercontinental offer again. 

As of June 2022, a 9th A330 will become operational in the Brussels Airlines fleet. With the extra capacity, the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group will reopen the West African stations Conakry and Ouagadougou and add frequencies on its routes from Brussels Airport to Freetown, Monrovia, Banjul and Lomé.

As part of the network resizing during the airline’s turnaround plan Reboot Plus following the COVID-19 crisis, Brussels Airlines discontinued its operations to Conakry (Guinea) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in 2020. The first objective of the turnaround plan was to structurally lower the company’s cost structure to a competitive level, as to create a sustainable future for Brussels Airlines. The airline now sees an increasing demand in the market, creating an opportunity to expand its presence in West Africa again.