Brussels Airlines has announced plans to resume flights to Nairobi in June 2024 and increase Kigali frequencies.

The airline last serviced the Nairobi route in 2015. It also plans to increase the frequency of flights to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to daily. The Belgian airline continues to invest in its intercontinental network and fleet, recently acquiring a tenth Airbus A330 dedicated to serving the African market.

Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO, Brussels Airlines, said: “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.”

Kevin Markette, GM East Africa, Lufthansa Group, added that Kenya remained a focus market for the group in East Africa, largely driven by a significant increase in demand and resurgence in travel.

“I am pleased that we continue to grow our presence in Kenya, underlining Lufthansa Group’s commitment to Kenya and the region as a whole. With the addition of the six weekly Brussels Airlines’ flights to Nairobi, Lufthansa Group will offer 18 weekly connections to Kenya in summer 2024, including daily Lufthansa flights to the capital and five weekly direct Discover Airlines flights to Mombasa.”

Tickets for flights between Brussels and Nairobi are now on sale. The route will operate six days a week during the summer schedule and four times weekly during the winter schedule.

The Nairobi flight schedules are as follows:

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