Brussels Airlines to increase West African frequencies in 2019

Brussels Airlines is adjusting its route network, reallocating capacity from its Mumbai route – which will be canceled on Jan. 6, 2019 – to increase capacity to West African destinations.

The carrier said it will launch an additional three flights per week to Banjul, Gambia, on Jan. 7 and will operate three out of the seven weekly frequencies to Dakar, Senegal, “as a direct flight, without a stop in another African airport.”

Brussels said its Mumbai flights, which were launched in March 2017, will be stopped for “economic reasons,” explaining that the current route to India’s largest metropolis “does not deliver the anticipated results” in passenger traffic.

The Mumbai flight capacity will instead be used to refocus on Africa, the “core intercontinental business of Brussels Airlines,” giving freight forwarders more options to utilize belly capacity to the region.

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