Air Belgium launches new service between Brussels and South Africa

Posted on 15 September 2022 By Anita Froneman

With the launch of their new air service between Brussels, Johannesburg and Cape Town, Air Belgium offers travellers direct access to the heart of Europe.

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Flights aboard the airline’s modern A330neo will depart Brussels every Wednesday and Sunday at 7.45pm – arriving in Johannesburg at 7.15 the next day, with a continuation to Cape Town. South Africans heading to Europe will be able to fly from Cape Town International (with a short stop in Johannesburg) or OR Tambo every Monday and Thursday. The flight offers 30 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Class and 235 Economy Class seats.

CEO Niky Terzakis says they are committed to introducing South Africans to “Belgitude” which is all about ‘bringing joy back to international travel’.

‘We offer travellers an environmentally-friendly travel option as the Airbus A330neo consumes on average 25% less fuel compared to previous generation aircraft. Lower fuel consumption also means less CO2 emitted into the atmosphere. Our aircraft offer what is best in comfort aboard: reduced noise level, mod-lighting, and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment with WI-FI and internet connection throughout the flight.’

The twice-weekly flights are good news for business travellers as Belgium is currently South Africa’s 6th largest trading partner as well as the Western Cape’s 7th largest European export market. As such, Belgium is ideally positioned to capture the interest of the corporate and government sectors in South Africa.

South African Tourism Chief Operations Officer, Nomasonto Ndlovu said that international arrivals to South Africa are increasing steadily, and each new route and connection should be celebrated.’We are thrilled to welcome the Air Belgium team, and it’s fitting that their first flight arrives in the middle of September, which is Tourism Month in South Africa, when we celebrate, champion, and recognise the importance of our tourism industry.’

Fares start at R 11,569 for an all-in return ticket between Johannesburg and Brussels and passengers are allowed 30 kg baggage allowance free.

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