Brussels Airlines announces increase in frequencies to Nairobi and Bujumbura

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(eTN) – Information was received from Brussels Airlines that they will, come April next year, increase their frequencies to Nairobi from presently 3 to 4 a week, while at the same time also raising their flights to Burundi’s capital Bujumbura from 2 to 3 a week. Notably, though, Brussels Airlines will add more flights to West Africa, where Yaounde will be raised from present 2 to 6, Douala will become a daily route from presently only 3 flights a week, and Abidjan will move to daily frequencies. All their West Africa flights are codeshared with partner airline Lufthansa.

There has been no indication of any addition of Tanzania to the network yet nor any information of increasing flights to or via Entebbe in the coming summer schedule 2012, which leaves much of the current market growth to the Gulf carriers, three of which are now aggressively marketing their services to and from Uganda.