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South African Tourism welcomes Air Belgium

Air Belgium’s arrival in South Africa marks the airline’s first foray into Africa.

The Airline’s modern A330neo will depart Brussels every Wednesday and Sunday at 19:45 – arriving in Johannesburg at 7:15 the next day, with continuation to Cape Town. 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. The flight offers 30 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Class and 235 Economy Class seats.

“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.”

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. As such, Belgium is ideally positioned to capture the interest of the corporate and government sectors in South Africa.

“We welcome Air Belgium’s new triangular route between Brussels, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Whether for leisure travel or business travel, this flight will undoubtedly *contribute to boosting* the country’s tourism, its economy and job creation,” says South African Tourism Chief Operations Officer, Nomasonto Ndlovu. She adds that international arrivals to South Africa are increasing steadily, and each new route and connection should be celebrated.

She said: “We are thrilled to welcome the Air Belgium team, and it’s fitting that their first flight arrives in the middle of September, which is Tourism Month in South Africa, when we celebrate, champion, and recognise the importance of our tourism industry.”

Route facts

Aircraft type

The Airbus A330neo offers 3 comfortable travel classes: BUSINESS, PREMIUM and ECONOMY.

Route frequency

Two  times a week:

Departing Cape Town and Johannesburg on Mondays and Thursdays.

 Departing Brussels on Wednesdays and Sundays

Flight timings

CPT – JNB – BRU: 15h00 – 18h45 – 06h15+1

BRU – JNB – CPT: 19h45 – 07h15+1 – 11h00+1

First flight

 15th September 2022


Return Economy fares start from ZAR 11,569


Business Class: 30 seats (full-flat seats, 4 abreast)

Premium Class: 21 seats (spacious, 7 abreast)

Economy Class: 235 seats (32-31 inch pitch, 8 abreast)


All cabins are equipped with a wide and diverse range of entertainment. Up to 120 films (both recent releases and classics), documentaries on various destinations, cartoons and TV series. You can also enjoy a library of 600 music tracks and a dozen games for all ages.

The new ARC map offers all the features of current maps and more: remaining flight time, route, but also information on the country or city overflown, views of the window and cockpit, 3D visualisation, etc.



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.