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|Hubs||Brussels Airport |
|Company slogan||Simply fly away |
|Parent company||Skywind International LtdH.K. &Pioneer TopworldH.K.|
|Key people||Niky Terzakis|
Air Belgium is a Belgian airline.
In the past, Air Belgium was a charter airline that operated from Brussels Airport during the 1980s and 1990s. The airline flew international services on jet aircraft. Later sold the Airlines the company to Airtours.
By the end of October 2000, Air Belgium ended all flights.
In May 1979, the tour operator Sun International, the charter airline Abelag AVIATION and HERFURTH combined as one company. They began flight operations with leased aircraft, a Boeing 707 and a Boeing 737-200, flying out from Brussels to destinations around the Mediterranean.
The following year, in 1980 after the withdrawal of one of their business partners, the company was renamed AIR BELGIUM, in the hope that the company would receive more passengers from neighboring countries.
In 1990, in addition to European/Mediterranean destinations, destinations such as Fort Lauderdale, the United States and Mexico were made possible. From November 1991, flights to Palma de Mallorca were added. Soon after, scheduled flights were chartered to locations such as Alicante, Faro, Funchal, Malaga, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
In 1998, Air Belgium was sold to Airtours. By the end of October 2000, Air Belgium had ceased all flight operations.
The original livery of Air Belgium's later B757 / B737-400 / B737-300 aircraft consisted of black AIR BELGIUM titles and yellow and red striping (on the white upper and side fuselage / tail), Black-Yellow-Red being the colors of Belgium's national flag.
- Brussels (main base)
- Ostend (additional base)
- Canary Islands
- US and Caribbean (B757 only)
- 1 Boeing 707 (leased)
- 2 Boeing 737-200 (leased from Sobelair: OO-ABB; OO-PLH)
- 2 Boeing 737-300 (OO-ILF; OO-ILK)
- 2 Boeing 737-400 (OO-ILH; OO-ILJ)
- 1 Boeing 757-200 (OO-ILI)
- 1 Airbus A320-200 (OO-AEY)
The fleets will have Business class, premium class and economy class.
Air Belgium wants to make an easier and better connection with Belgium and Asia. The plan is to start with three or four flights to Chinese destinations. The first flight will start in October 2017 with destination Hong Kong. In addition, further flights to Beijing and / or Shanghai are being considered. Brussels Airport is the home base.
- Air Belgium is one step closer to its launch: now hiring cabin and cockpit crew
- "Air Belgium". Airliner World (October 2016): 7.
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