After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, Brussels Airlines has reopened routes to Conakry, Guinea and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, expanding their Sub Saharan African network to 17 destinations.
On Saturday (June 11, 2022), Brussels Airlines announced the restart of service to Conakry (Guinea) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) after a two year hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Both routes will be operated three times per week with an Airbus A330, expanding the carrier’s Sub-Saharan network to 17 destinations. In Conakry on Saturday, guests and crew members were welcomed by the Belgian Ambassador to Guinea, Guy Hambrouck, and Brussels Airlines Country Manager Khadiatou Bah, while travelers to Ouagadougou were welcomed by Belgium’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso Jean-Jacques Quairiat and the country’s Minister of Transport Mahamadou Zampaligre.
In Saturday’s announcment, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group’s Head of Sales – Sub Sahara Africa, Philippe Saeys-Desmedt, said,
“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 means 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 gateway between Europe and Africa.”
Located in West Africa, Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso, which is known internationally and in Africa for its rich cultural life. Brussels Airlines has offered service to Conakry, which is located on the coast of Guinea in West Africa, since the carrier’s foundation in 2002.
Brussels Airlines is the national carrier of Belgium and a member of the Lufthansa Group. The carrier connects the European capital to over 70 destinations including 60 European, 17 African, two North American and Tel Aviv. Brussels Airlines operates 38 aircraft and has over 3,100 employees, supporting over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs. The carrier offers competitive fares and the highest levels of service quality, including bespoke onboard meals curated by yearly changing ‘Belgian Star Chefs.’ Founded in 2002, Brussels Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance and is 100 percent owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Source: Brussels Airlines