The first Airbus A340-300 Air Belgium, AOC and the first route Brussels - Hong Kong
Last week, Air Belgium announced that it received the AOC from the Direction Générale Transport Aérien - DGTA. This gives him the right to prepare for the operation.
Air Belgium is preparing for the first flight. He received the AOC (Air Operator's Certificate) from the Direction Générale Transport Aérien - DGTA, which entitles him to take the next step towards operating the first flight.
First Airbus A340-300 Air Belgium
Also last week, Air Belgium presented the first Airbus A340-300 (ex-Finnair) in its colors. This is the aircraft registered OO-ABA. She is 10.9 years old and was delivered on 2 March. The aircraft flew for 9 years in the Finnair carrier fleet. It is configured to carry 257 passengers.
The second Airbus A340-300, registered OO-ABB, was delivered on 1 in March and expected to be painted in the colors of Air Belgium. For starters, the new Belgian carrier will have 4 such aircraft, which have flown for Finnair.
The first route Brussels - Hong Kong
Air Belgium will operate the first flights on the route Brussels - Hong Kong, starting in mid-April. There will be 4 flights a week.
To begin with, Air Belgium will focus on the Chinese market. It will operate long-haul flights and will seek to work with various air carriers for short and medium flights.
In the future, Air Belgium plans to open routes to North and South America as well. Plus the modernization of the fleet of Airbus type aircraft A330-900 and A350-900.