Airbus A330-200 OO-SFU Brussels Airlines was withdrawn from operational service
On April 9, the Airbus A330-223 OO-SFU Brussels Airlines departed from Brussels to Arizona for boarding. The flight had the code SN9909.
We are talking about an Airbus A330 from Brussels Airlines, which is 20.2 years old. The plane will be boarded at Pinal Air Park, Arizona. Brussels Airlines continues to retire 20-25 year old aircraft to replace them with slightly younger aircraft, up to 10 years old. The fleet restructuring process began in 2018. Another Airbus A330 OO-SFW was shut down in November 2019.
Airbus A330-200 OO-SFU Brussels Airlines
Returning to OO-SFU, the aircraft began its career in Sabena, in May 2000, and flew until the bankruptcy of the company, on November 7, 2001. 12 months later, it joined the Lufthansa fleet (indicative of D-AIME) for 4 years. Then he came to SWISS (indicative HB-IQR) for another 2.5 years.
In 2009, the plane left the European continent and flew to Australia for Strategic Airlines (VH-SSA indicative) until November 2011. Then it reached the Air Australia fleet for 4 months.
From 2013, Airbus A330-200 OO-SFU returned to Belgium and flew for Brussels Airlines until the end of its career. The last commercial flight was on the Douala - Brussels route, indicating SN372, on March 16, 2020.