October 22, 2019: Brussels Airlines has introduced its boutique hotel cabin on its African routes, including a brand new premium economy class. With 84 weekly flights to 17 destinations in 16 countries, Africa is a crucial part of Brussels Airlines’ long haul network.

The airline offered more than 1.2 million seats on its African flights this year and has a vast knowledge of operating to the continent, specifically to sub-Saharan Africa.

The success of its flights to and from Africa lies partly in the connections to the rest of the Brussels Airlines network via its base at Brussels Airport, as more than 70 percent of travellers connect to or from other destinations in Europe and the US.

Brussels Airlines sees an increasing holiday trend to beach destinations like Dakar, Senegal; and Banjul, The Gambia. Entebbe, Uganda; and Kigali, Rwanda are year-after-year attracting more hikers and adventurers who want to visit the mountain gorillas in the wild. Sierra Leone with its pristine beaches is slowly but surely becoming a go-to destination for adventurous surf lovers from all over the world.

To better serve all of its travellers, the airlines brand new travel experience is retrofitted in its A330 aircraft. As more retrofitted aircraft enter the fleet, the new class will gradually be rolled out to more African destinations.

From October 1, premium economy is available on flights to and from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Congo; and Luanda, Angola. To other destinations: Kigali, Rwanda; Entebbe, Uganda; Bujumbura, Burundi; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and Monrovia, Liberia it will start from November 1. From January 13, 2020 to Dakar; Banjul; Conakry, Guinée; and to Douala and Yaounde, Cameroon from February 1, 2020; mid-May it will upgrade in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Cotonou, Benin; Accra, Ghana; and Lome, Togo.

The customers can expect 23 percent more legroom than economy class, a wider seat with a bigger headrest and a generous 40 degree seat recline.

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