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Flag Carrier Brussels Airlines Returns to Nairobi

DALLAS – Brussels Airlines (SN), the Belgian national airline, has officially relaunched flights to Nairobi, Kenya, from Brussels, after a 9-year hiatus.

Brussels Airlines (SN) is the member of the Lufthansa Group that has more experience in the African market. It currently has 18 destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Nairobi is the first destination of the expansion plan.

Europe is one of Kenya's most important destinations, with 572,352 arrivals last year (2023), accounting for 29% of the market share.

The resumed route by SN has already sold an impressive 50,000 tickets to visit Nairobi from Brussels, marking a successful start even before the first takeoff.

Photo: Brussels Airlines. Gate event for the inaugural flight

Flying an Airbus A330-300, Flight SN481 took off on June 3 morning after a gate event in the presence of Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO of Brussels Airlines.

The route will reconnect Brussels Airport (BRU) with Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO) six times weekly.

“We see a very high interest in our home market Belgium to explore Kenya. Our first flights to Nairobi are completely full. Nairobi is a vibrant city and the perfect gateway for an unforgettable trip to Kenya. The other way around we offer connections to Europe and beyond via Brussels to let Kenyans explore the world, study, or grow their businesses.” - Dorothea von Boxberg, CEO, Brucssels Airlines

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