Brussels Airlines is set to resume flights to Nairobi after an eight-year hiatus with six weekly flights starting in June 2024.

Brussels last operated on the Nairobi route in 2015 and the resumption of services on the route comes as a major boost between Europe and Kenya.

The booking for the route will open this month and travelers can make forward bookings for their trips ahead of the launch.

“Kenya remains a focus market for Lufthansa Group in East Africa, largely driven by the significant increase in demand and resurgence in travel, coupled with the immense support of the local community within the region,” Lufthansa Group General Manager East Africa Kevin Markette said.

The Belgium flag carrier will also scale up frequencies to Rwanda to daily as the airline ramps up its services to East Africa.

Brussels had initially commenced flights to Nairobi in 2002 and ran all the way to 2015 when it pulled out of the route.

Brussels Airlines says Kenya remains a focus market for the airline on the back of high demand. The flights have been scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday

A number of airlines have in the recent past started flying to Kenya in a move that gives travelers more options.

IndiGo launched direct flights between India and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenya International Airport (JKIA) on August 5 with the inaugural flight from Mumbai landing with 173 passengers on board.

The launch of the route marked IndiGo’s Air’s entry into the African Continent with Nairobi serving as the 27th international and 105th overall destination.