Brussels Airlines expands African capacity network but cuts Mumbai

Brussels Airlines has continued to invest and focus on the African market by further reinforcing its belly flight offer to and from the continent – but it has cut a route to Mumbai in India.

The network moves comes just over two weeks after parent company the Lufthansa Group assumed all sales of Brussels Airlines Cargo’s capacity from 1 September.

As of 7 Januart next year, the airline adds three extra flights per week to Banjul (The Gambia) and will operate three out of the seven weekly frequencies to Dakar (Senegal) as a direct flight, without a stop in another African airport.

At the same time, the airline ceases its operations to and from Mumbai, but continues to offer its customers smooth travel options via Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich with Lufthansa Group partners Lufthansa and SWISS.

After a network expansion of 26 short  and medium-haul destinations this summer, Brussels Airlines will service Banjul (The Gambia) daily instead of four times a week.

From the seven weekly flights to and from Dakar, 3 flights will become direct flights, without a stop in another African airport from 7 January onwards, creating more capacity on the flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Brussels Airlines’ Mumbai flights, which were launched in March 2017, will be stopped on 6 January for economic reasons, as it said the route “does not deliver the anticipated results”.

On the short-haul network, Brussels Airlines has added two new destinations: as from October Kiev (Ukraine) will be served four times a week and as of February a three-weekly service to Wroclaw (Poland) will be launched.

Furthermore the airline adds additional frequencies to existing destinations this winter season, including Alicante, Billund, Bordeaux, Faro, Geneva, Lisbon, Malaga and Tel Aviv.