Brussels Airlines launches new cabin product in Kampala


The Kampala Serena Conference Centre’s main auditorium was the place to be last night, as Brussels Airlines presented the Ugandan travel trade, business community and regular travelers with their latest cabin product, showcasing their new seats in both economy and business class.

The new flat bed, pneumatically loaded business class seats attracted the most attention, as they permit a passenger adjusting the ‘mattress’ which the 2 metre long seat, when fully extended, becomes.

Guest of Honour was Uganda’s Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Hon. Maria Mutagamba, who is pictured here being acquainted with the new, single ‘King Seat’, or in her case of course a ‘Queen Seat’ by Brussels Airlines Country Manager Benjamin Puissant.

The retrofitting of the entire Airbus A330 fleet is now completed and besides new seats was a new individual touchscreen entertainment system introduced, which allows each passenger to select her or his programme component as from an iPad. And then there was the Savoir Vivre revived with an award winning selection of wines on offer in Business Class and a menu selection second to none, with superb Belgian chocolates and pralines the icing on the cake at the end of a meal.

Minister Mutagamba in her address applauded Brussels Airlines, the successor of erstwhile SABENA, to have faithfully stuck to Uganda through the decades and having played an important role in promoting tourism to Uganda by offering special deals for instance for Kayakers, offering rebates for tourists holding a confirmed gorilla tracking permit or availing special fares for Uganda’s tourism stakeholders attending the key European trade shows like WTM and ITB. And talking about ITB, Brussels Airlines will uplift for free a group of Ugandan performers to enhance the country’s Pearl of Africa appearance at the forthcoming ITB in Berlin with regular performances which are sure to be crowdpullers, as the country enjoys having been named by National Geographic as a Country to Visit in 2013 destination. Flying into the heart of Europe nonstop, airborne pampering included, now that is a way to go.

Uganda’s Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Mrs. Maria Mutagamba with Mr. Benjamin Puissant of Brussels Airlines (Picture courtesy of Mr. Mamerito Ssenfuma / Guide2Uganda)