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Air Belgium in 2020? :(

No, please. I had enough of that 2020.
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I wish you all a happy and healthy 2021.

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Air Belgium has deregistered its A340 OO-ABE.

Contacted by Aviation24.be, spokeswoman Catherine Haquenne said: "Air Belgium has decided to de-register and no longer integrate this aircraft in its active fleet. The fleet will evolve at the end of the winter season and depending on the recovery planned for summer 2021."
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sn26567 wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 21:56 Air Belgium has deregistered its A370 OO-ABR.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
its 2021, not 2051 ;)

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pitrixplanespotting wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 21:57
sn26567 wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 21:56 Air Belgium has deregistered its A370 OO-ABR.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
its 2021, not 2051 ;)
Oops! Wrong keys! Corrected. (2020 was really too long). Here is the story:

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -aircraft/
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OO-ABA operating between LGG and JFK today and tomorrow :

Saturday 9 jan.2021 :

OOABA KF321P from CRL to LGG STD 11h lt
OOABA KF3203 from LGG to JFK STD 13h30 lt

Sunday 10 jan. 2021 :
KF3203 from JFK to LGG STA 07h lt 10/01
KF1030 from LGG to JFK STD 10h lt 10/01

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SR20 wrote: 09 Jan 2021, 08:48 OO-ABA operating between LGG and JFK today and tomorrow :

Saturday 9 jan.2021 :

OOABA KF321P from CRL to LGG STD 11h lt
OOABA KF3203 from LGG to JFK STD 13h30 lt

Sunday 10 jan. 2021 :
KF3203 from JFK to LGG STA 07h lt 10/01
KF1030 from LGG to JFK STD 10h lt 10/01
Cargo flights?
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sn26567 wrote: 09 Jan 2021, 15:41 Cargo flights?
Yes, no doubt about that !

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Air Belgium will start cargo flights from LGG
https://trends.knack.be/economie/bedrij ... 1611903764

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ambitious !
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... htvluchten
https://www.lalibre.be/economie/entrepr ... 44d1b14a9d

it sounds like they will get rid of the A340 to get proper cargo aircrafts
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If I'm not mistaken, Air Belgium has already made a lot of cargo flights during the 1st containment. And not later than the beginning of January OO-ABA made two round trips from LGG to JFK.

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Any idea if air belgium made any money until now or if they are burning cash ?
Cargo is more predictable and at current rate a much more profitable business I suppose
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Official press release :

The Air Belgium fleet will soon expand with the arrival of cargo aircraft
Mont-Saint-Guibert, January 29th, 2021

Several months ago, already, the airline Air Belgium had announced its desire to diversify into cargo.

Today, the company announces that it will soon introduce 4 cargo aircraft with an ambition of 6 units by the end of 2021.

The first two aircraft should be operational as of March 2021. The first aircraft will be based at Liege Airport.

At the same time, the airline will of course continue its passenger flights to the French West Indies.

"In such an uncertain period, this is good news for the airline. We are delighted to be able to begin this diversification into the commercial and cargo sector, which my team and I know well. This will complement our existing passenger business which has been severely impacted by the current travel restrictions. This demonstrates once again the resilience and flexibility of our airline's development potential. As well as the ever-growing attractiveness of Liege Airport." - CEO of Air Belgium, Niky Terzakis.
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Any idea from where they will get the aircrafts? Leased or owned?

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And any idea about the type ?

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In one article they mention A330. Haven’t seen it confirmed anywhere else.

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I hope for them it will be A330's, with only 3 aircraft at the moment and they already have 3 operational bases BRU, CRL and LGG while they only plan to fly to 3 destination. So I hope for them they will not complex even more their cost by adding other aircraft type.

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A330 is the only logical choice for crew commonality purposes. They will be leased unless they received a recent cash infusion and can afford the deposit on owned aircraft. The market for freighters is obviously very tight. Either they have been working on this deal for quite a while, or they will start with two ACMI aircraft while waiting for passenger models to finish conversion to freighter.

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It will be 4 A330-200 ex-Qatar

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