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This was after taking over Lufthansa’s operations in the West African country where air traffic keeps growing each day.

Brussels- Airlines
Brussels- Airlines

The inaugural flight from Brussels to Accra on Monday had on board Brussels’ Vice-President, Sales for Africa and Cargo, Philippe Saeys-Destmedt.

The Vice-President told the media here: “We are very happy to add Ghana to our expanding African network.”
He described Ghana as one of the fastest growing countries, both economically and in tourism hence the confidence that Brussels would succeed in a market it had pulled out from two years ago.

The airline operates in 19 other African countries and hopes to increase the African routes as and when it becomes feasible.

“Ghana’s economy is just exploding as export trade is picking up and trading activities between Ghana and Europe are all good factors for airline success,” Saeys-Destmedt indicated.

The direct flights are operated with Airbus A330 aircraft, and passengers have a choice between Business Class with full flat beds, and economy class with ergonomic seats, and on-demand in-flight entertainment.

Saeys-Destmedt stressed that the airline would be price competitive, though it would not reduce fares to a level that would make operations uneconomical.

The number of scheduled and non-scheduled carriers flying in and out of Ghana has almost tripled from 15 carriers to almost 40 carriers since 2008.

Passenger traffic numbers have also increased from 700,000 in 2008 to approximately 2.5 million passengers at the end of 2014.

Rita Macedo, Country Manager for Brussels Air Ghana, told Xinhua her team knew the West African route very well and would operate with ease.

“Our challenge is the competition because we are operating against other world class airlines and so that would demand a lot of ingenuity and some more effort,” she added. Enditem



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