Brussel Airlines to suspend all flights to and from Gambia

Written by Lamin Saidy

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines has suspended all flights to and from African countries including The Gambia, where it has a branch.

The popular airline announced that international flights will be suspended from 21st March until 19th April.

It said flight schedules will be gradually decreased this week, to reach a temporary full suspension of the flights by Saturday.

The Belgian carrier’s CEO Dieter Vranckx disclosed: “We will continuously monitor the situation and communicate accordingly, planning a restart of our operations on 20 April to welcome our guests onboard again."

He added: "As a responsible company, we need to take the decision to temporarily cease our operations. It will allow us to reduce the negative financial impact on our company. "

The airline, which is already severely and negatively affected by the Coronavirus, is in discussion with the Belgian government with regards to support.