Brussels Airlines now flies to its 19th destination in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cutting the ribbon at Brussels Airport for the new service were Arnaud Feist, CEO Brussels Airport; Ibrahim Bocar BA, Mali’s Ambassador to Belgium; and Bernard Gustin, co-CEO Brussels Airlines.
- Brussels Airlines further expanded its African network out of its Brussels (BRU) hub on 7 September. The Star Alliance airline now flies twice-weekly to Bamako (BKO), the capital of Mali in West Africa and the airline’s 19th destination in Sub-Saharan Africa. Flights are operated with 284-seat A330-300s. This makes Brussels Airport the seventh European airport to be connected with Bamako, while Brussels Airlines becomes the sixth airline to serve Bamako from Europe after Air France, TAP Portugal, Aigle Azur, Spanair and Air Mali.