Although most of Brussels Airlines’ destinations in Africa have a primary focus on corporate travellers and passengers who visit their friends and relatives abroad (VFR), more and more holidaymakers find their way to the beautiful coasts and nature of Africa. 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. Last but not least, Sierra Leone with its pristine impressive beaches is slowly but surely becoming a go-to destination for adventurous surf lovers from all over the world.
To better serve both those types of travellers, the airline has started rolling out its brand new Premium Economy Class on its African flights. As more retrofitted aircraft enter the fleet, the new class will gradually be rolled out to more African destinations (see a detailed schedule below). From now on, Premium Economy is available on flights to and from Kinshasa and Luanda.
With a focus on comfort, personal space and hospitality, Premium Economy aims to respond to customers who want to have high-quality service and superior comfort, but do not wish to pay a Business Class fare. In Premium Economy, customers can expect 23% more legroom than Economy Class, a wider seat with a bigger headrest and a generous 40° seat recline. Premium Economy is separated from the other cabins for maximum privacy and rest.
Premium Economy introduction schedule:
1 October: Kinshasa (Democratic Republic Congo), Luanda (Angola)
1 November: Kigali (Rwanda), Entebbe (Uganda), Bujumbura (Burundi), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia (Liberia)
13 January: Dakar (Senegal), Banjul (Gambia), Conakry (Guinée)
1st February: Douala and Yaounde (Cameroon)
Mid-May: Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Cotonou (Benin) , Accra (Ghana) and Lome (Togo)
Wednesday, October 9, 2019