In a letter sent yesterday July 2 to the Director-General of Brussels Airlines, the Director-General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA), Paul Assoumou Koki, announced the Cameroonian Government agreed to reopen its skies to the airline.
Under this resumption of flights, says Paul Assoumou Koki, Brussels Airlines will operate “three weekly frequencies for the period from 8 July to 31 August 2020, between Belgium and Cameroon.” The government, while approving the flight schedule submitted by the company, indicates that “these flights will have to be operated in the time slot between 6 am and 11 pm local time.”
The operation of these flights will also have to be done “in strict compliance with government directives on air transport in the context of Covid-19,” warns the MD of CCAA. This includes the presentation by each passenger of the results of a negative Covid-19 test that is less than three days old at the time of boarding.
“Given the limited duration of the said authorization, the said flights only concern the boarding of Cameroonian nationals and foreigners residing in Cameroon, on departure from Belgium,” writes Paul Assoumou Koki.
Brussels Airlines is, after Air France, the second airline authorized to resume its commercial flights to Cameroon since the closure of Cameroonian airspace on March 17 to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.