Brussels Airlines plans to increase flights between Luanda and Brussels

7 September 2009

Luanda, Angola, 7 Sept – The director of Belgian air carrier Brussels Airlines in Angola, Paul Delafaille, said Saturday in Luanda that the airline planned to increase, from two to three, the number of weekly flights on the Brussels-Angola route, in order to meet demand from passengers.

Delafaille, who was speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, said that one of the aims of launching a third weekly flight was to make better use of the airline’s fleet and is services, as well as being another option for those who want to travel between the cities in a short time.

Delafaille explained that negotiations with Angolan airline Taag to increase the number of flights were not yet underway, but gave assurances that this was a project to be implemented in the short term.

Currently Brussels Airlines operates two flights per week to Luanda, on Thursdays and Sundays, flying from Brussels to Kinshasa and then on to Luanda and vice versa.

Brussels Airlines, which was set up in 2002 and is the successor to air carrier Sabena, also started operating flights to Angola in 2002 using an Airbus 330. (macauhub)