Brussels Airlines Revamps African Operations 

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LONDON – Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines re-flies to several African destinations after a two-year hiatus.

Europe’s largest airline in Africa, Brussels Airlines will finally re-fly to sub-Sahara and West Africa after taking a 2-year long break from the pandemic.

The airline is known as the ‘Africa expert’ and is now back in Conakry, Guinea and Ouagagdou, Burkina Faso. This means that the total number of destinations of Brussels Airlines in Africa to 17.

The airline is well-deserved to be called the expert for African operations. 

Brussels Airlines will fly thrice weekly to the two African capital cities. 

​Head of Sales Sub Sahara Africa for Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group Philippe Saeys-Desmedt, “As the Africa expert we are very happy to again expand our market position in our most important continent.”

“We have been able to rehire many of our previous employees which mean we immediately have the experience that is needed to restart our direct connection between two important African capital cities: Conakry and Ouagadougou and our home base, Brussels Airport.”

“This is an important step that once more confirms our important role as a gateway between Europe and Africa.”

Ambassador for Belgium in Burkina Faso​, Jean-Jacques Quairiat, “As the ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in Burkina Faso, I am delighted to see the planes with the colours of Brussels Airlines crossing the sky of Burkina Faso again and more particularly, treading the ground of the international airport of Ouagadougou.”

“This new offer should boost economic exchanges between our two countries. Moreover, it is a reminder of the close ties between Burkina Faso and Europe as Brussels hosts several of its institutions, as well as a plethora of international organizations.”

The route received much publicity and fanfare. In Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, top officials such as the Burkina Transport Minister, Mahamadou Zampaligre and Belgian Ambassador Quairiat, warmly welcomed the return of the Belgian flag carrier aka. the ‘Africa Expert’ back to the country. 

In Guinea, Conakry, the inaugural flight was welcomed by Guy Hambrouck, the Belgian Ambassador, and Khadiatou Bah, Brussels airlines country manager along with his subordinates. 

Flight Schedule per Brussels Airlines website: 

Flights between Ouagadougou and Conakry will be performed by the airline’s flagship Airbus A330-300.

The network to these two cities will complement Brussels Airlines’ route network with its European and North American destinations, allowing seamless connections for passengers travelling on the relaunched African routes. 

Burkina Faso

The landlocked country is known as the “Country of Honest People’ and is located in West Africa the Sahel region to be exact. It’s got a vibrant, young and thriving population of 20 million inhabitants.

3 million of its entire population live in the capital which is known internationally for its cultural life. 


Guinea, Conakry holds a special place in Brussels Airlines’ heart. The airline flew to Conakry in 2002, which is the same year that Brussels Airlines was established.

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