(eTN) – Just days from launching their commercial flights to Washington, DC, initially served 5 times a week from Brussels with an Airbus A330-200, Brussels Airlines has joined the Africa Travel Association as a corporate member. Washington is after New York SN’s second directly-served US destination, though the airline offers a wider range of North American cities to their passengers through codeshare agreements with their US Star Alliance partners.
Brussels Airlines, like predecessor SABENA, maintains an extensive Africa network and is jointly with major shareholder Lufthansa one of the leading carriers to fly with to West and East Africa. In East Africa the airline flies from Brussels to Nairobi, Entebbe, Kigali, and Bujumbura.
SN’s Chief Commercial Officer Lars Redeglix commented on the announcement, saying: “Joining the Africa Travel Association is another clear example of our long lasting passion for Africa. It illustrates our strong commitment towards the tourism development of the continent.”
The Africa Travel Association is dedicated to promoting travel to Africa, based in the United States, but has members from all over the world, though with heavy emphasis on US and Africa-based membership.