Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Brussels Airlines to launch 4 new destinations in Africa
Belgian airline company, Brussels Airlines, will launch four new destinations in Africa, including Accra (Ghana), Cotonou (Benin), Lo m e (Togo) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), from 1 July, official sources in Brussels told PANA Tuesday.
In a statement, made available to the media, Brussels Airlines declared that the four new destinations would bring to 18 the number of African capitals served b y the Belgian airline company.
The statement added that Brussels Airlines would also increase from four to six per week the number of its flights to Abidjan (Cote d'voire).
With the new destinations, Brussels Airlines expects to increase by 100,000 the number of passengers it carries to Africa per year and air freight to 4,000 tonnes.
In addition, the new destinations will create 110 new jobs, including 39 in various African capitals, the statement said.
Source : Brussels, Belgium (PANA)