Air Belgium has signed a new commercial agreement with regional airline, Airlink. The deal aims to link customers travelling to or from Brussels with 36 Southern African destinations.
This follows the recent inauguration of Air Belgium’s new service between Brussels, Johannesburg, and Cape Town using the fuel-efficient Airbus A330Neo aircraft.
The deal is a first cooperation agreement between both companies, it allows multi-sector journeys for Air Belgium clients to have flights from both airlines on one ticket. Clients also have the ability to check in their luggage to their final destination when transiting through Johannesburg.
The aim was to simplify the experience for Air Belgium customers across the Airlink network. Thus providing a convenient long-haul service between the heart of the European Union’s capital and South Africa plus 11 neighbouring Countries.
Commenting on the agreement, Niky Terzakis, CEO Air Belgium, says: ‘South Africa is in high demand for Belgian and European travellers. We are delighted that our dynamic agreement with Airlink will allow us to offer our customers seamless connections to 12 popular South African leisure and business destinations such as the Kruger National Park, Durban and Gqeberha as well as important business destinations like Kimberley, Bloemfontein and Richards Bay amongst others. We’re also excited to be able to offer our passengers the possibility to travel to bucket-list destinations within the SADC region as well as the DRC.”
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