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Air Belgium has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo registered as OO-ABG. (Photo: Airbus)

Air Belgium Replacing A340s With Delivery Of Its First A330neo

In July this year July, Air Belgium announced its decided agreement with Airbus on the order of two brand-new A330neo aircraft, with the first flight scheduled around mid-October. The Belgian carrier has been operating with an all-Airbus widebody fleet that includes the A340-300 and the A330-200F. As part of its fleet modernization strategy, Air Belgium plans to have the A330neo eventually replace the A340s due to the quad-jet's fuel inefficiency that would lead to higher overall operating costs. Aside from…

Air Belgium Plans Cargo Hub in Liège

Belgian airline Air Belgium will be starting cargo operations in 2021 from Liège Airport.  In a press release issued on Saturday, the airline announced intentions to acquire four cargo aircraft and have six cargo aircraft by the end of 2021. Air Belgium, a scheduled and charter carrier, will receive their…

Belgian Carriers to Remain Grounded Until Mid-May or Later

Belgian flag-carrier, Brussels Airlines, and Air Belgium have both announced extensions to their entire flight suspensions in light of the unsolved situation with the new coronavirus pandemic. Brussels has extended its grounding until at least May 15. Air Belgium has extended its suspension even further; light operations won’t restart before…

Air Belgium Announces Commencement of Service

Air Belgium, an airline based in Belgium, will launch its online reservation platform on Tuesday, April 3, at 9 a.m. Beginning April 30, the airline will be offering direct flights to Hong Kong, with additional destinations in China to be added in the summer. Tickets as of tomorrow will be…