Pierre Declerk manager of Brussels Airlines in Kenya, confirmed that the airline intends to add a nonstop service from Brussels to Mombasa this November, then routing back to the European and Belgian capital city via Nairobi.
The planned connection will bring another scheduled service to the Kenyan coast, opening up the sundrenched beaches north and south of Mombasa for tourists from Europe and from across the airlines international network and giving tourism to the Kenyan coast a vital shot in the arm, as the country continues to struggle this year to repeat the record breaking arrival and revenue performance of 2011.
The Brussels Airlines currently flies to the East African airports of Nairobi, Entebbe, Kigali and Bujumbura, always combining two of the destinations, and the extra flight via Mombasa will further increase SNs footprint in the region. In addition SN offers a further 14 African destinations in West and North Africa, making it the airline of choice for flights from Europe and beyond to the continent and yet more in code share with partner airlines Lufthansa and Swiss.
At the beginning of June did Brussels Airlines launch their own daily flights to New Yorks JFK, a route which has taken the market by storm, and the brand new Airbus A330 used for this service was the first to be showing off the new cabin product, which from October / November this year will have been retrofitted across the airlines entire A330 fleet.