Aviation news update – Brussels Airlines to release several AVRO 85, opts for A319


A regular source at the Brussels Airlines office in Kampala has broken news that the airline is going to phase out part of their AVRO 85’ fleet, as a handful of their leases is coming to the contractual end. Instead the airline is introducing initially two A319’s, formerly owned and operated by Mexicana, a larger and more comfortable aircraft equipped with the new seats the Lufthansa Group is now bringing ‘on board’ of their short and medium haul fleet [it is understood that Austrian and Swiss too will make a changeover to the lighter and more ergonomic seat types].

The source said for the forthcoming summer season the airline will add a total of four A319’s and at least two more A320’s, increasing available seat capacity as demand continues to rise inspite of the current spike in fuel prices. It was also pointed out that the increase in overall aircraft numbers will permit the airline to offer yet better and swifter connections for travellers flying with SN via Brussels into Europe and beyond. Key destinations with added flights will be amongst others Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Austria and Switzerland, the latter two also through increased code shares and cooperation with sister companies Austrian and Swiss.

Travellers from East Africa presently enjoy daily flights from the region to Brussels and through the Miles and More frequent flyer programme enjoy a series of top rate benefits, including the use of lounges, across the SN and LH network around the world.

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