Start-Ups Air Belgium postpones first scheduled flight

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The Belgium long-haul start-up carrier Air Belgium has confirmed it will postpone its commence of operations to June.

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According to aviation media, the inaugural flights connecting Brussels Charleroi and Hong Kong will be postponed to June 2018.

In a former statement, the airline announced to commence operations on April 30.

According to the media report, the airline has not yet managed to secure Russian transit rights to perform its flights between Belgium and Asian destinations. Additionally, the airline confirmed difficulties with the implementation of a GDS (Global Distribution System) and the ticket sales.

Air Belgium is a Belgian airline for low-cost long-haul flights that will be offering direct flights between Belgium and Asia from the first half of 2018. In a statement, Air Belgium says it will have a starting capital of 20 million euros, divided among Belgian and European majority shareholders and Asian minority shareholders.

On its website, the carrier states it operates a fleet of Airbus A340-300, configured with 257 seats.

Air Belgium could become the second carrier, beside Cathay Pacific, which flies from Brussels main airport, operating flights between the Belgium capital and Hong Kong.


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