September 2022 sees the first direct flights to Belgium from South Africa launch between the two nations. On the 15th of September, Air Belgium‘s first foray into Africa began in Brussels and arrived in Johannesburg, marking the A330neo’s inaugural arrival on African soil.
Flights from Belgium to South Africa
Every Wednesday and Sunday, a flight will depart Brussels at 19:45pm and arrive in Johannesburg the following morning at 7:15am. It will then continue on to Cape Town the same morning to arrive around 11am+1.
The twice-weekly flights are good news for business travellers as Belgium is currently South Africa’s 6th largest trading partner as well as the Western Cape’s 7th largest European export market.
Flights to Belgium from South Africa
South Africans heading to Europe will be able to fly from Cape Town International (with a short stop in Johannesburg) or OR Tambo every Monday and Thursday. Flights leave Cape Town at 3pm, leave Joburg at 18:45pm and arrive in Brussels at 06:15am +1.
The flight offers 30 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Class and 235 Economy Class seats.
Flight Tickets to Belgium
Fares start at R 11,569 for an all-in return ticket between Johannesburg and Brussels and passengers are allowed 30 kg baggage allowance free.
The Airbus A330neo aircraft offers Wi-Fi access. Air Belgium offers 3 different packages to meet all passengers’ needs: Chat, Surf Easy and Surf Plus. Passengers who wish to do so can also make calls, send SMS or MMS as if on land by activating their roaming.
Air Belgium’s Commitment to South Africa
“It is an exciting and important chapter for Air Belgium,” says CEO Niky Terzakis. “But we’re equally thrilled to introduce South Africans to a new airline and an alternative route – and thereby direct access to the heart of Europe.”
According to Terzakis, Air Belgium is committed to offering passengers an experience that is affordable, comfortable, hassle-free, green, and trustworthy. “We often talk about ‘Belgitude’, and our motto is ‘Fly Belgian Class’, which is all about bringing joy back to international travel,” says Terzakis. “
And while our travellers value our fun and engaging approach to travel, we also deliver what really matters: a safe, seamless journey; transparent billing (no hidden fees); and a generous luggage allowance.