Air Belgium Airbus A330-900 to modernize its existing fleet
Air Belgium is modernizing its planes with the addition of two new Airbus A330-900s. Air Belgium signs a contract of intent with Airbus for the acquisition of two new A330-900s. These planes will replace Air Belgium’s two current A340s. From October 15, 2021, the first A330neo will operate weekly flights between Brussels Airport and Mauritius.
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Air Berlin initially bought two planes but was never delivered due to the airline’s bankruptcy. They were then offered to RwandAir (and repainted in its livery), which also refused to accept them following the coronavirus outbreak. Air Lease Corporation will lease them to Air Belgium.
– Mohamed Al Mehairi (@AlMehairiAUH) June 20, 2021
On October 15, 2021, the first NEO registered as OO-ABF would enter service mainly on the main destinations connecting Brussels Airport and Mauritius. By the end of November, the second jet would be in service, bolstering the seasonal travel schedule for 2021/2022.
Air Belgium mainly operates flights to Caribbean destinations from its base at Brussels South Charleroi Airport and has also used flights to Hong Kong. Carrier halted operations in the Caribbean throughout the response to the COVID outbreak; however, he plans to restore service in July. In addition, Air Belgium is expected to start operations from Brussels Airport later this year, possibly in October.