Brussels Airlines Expands in Africa with New Nairobi Route, Daily Kigali Service, and More Flights to West Africa

Brussels Airlines expands in Africa, facilitated by an A330 joining its fleet in Summer 2024.

Brussels Airlines' A330
Source/Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines (SN) has announced the addition of a tenth aircraft, an Airbus A330, to its long-haul fleet. The new aircraft, set to become operational in the Summer of 2024, will enable the airline to expand its network in Africa, including addition of Nairobi, daily frequencies to Kigali, and extra flights to West Africa.

Reconnecting Brussels and Nairobi, West Africa Frequencies Increase

The airline is re-opening its Brussels (BRU)- Nairobi (NBO) route, previously in service between 2002 and 2015. The inaugural flight is scheduled for June 2024. The route will operate six days a week during the summer schedule and four times a week during the winter.

The winter schedule will also see an extra direct flight to Dakar and an additional rotation to Banjul/Conakry and Monrovia/Freetown.


“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.”

Kevin Markette, General Manager East Africa, Lufthansa Group.

Daily Service to Kigali

In addition to the new Nairobi route, Brussels Airlines announced it will increase flights to Kigali, offering daily service between Brussels and Kigali, Rwanda.