Start-Ups Air Belgium suspends service to Hong Kong

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The Belgium start-up carrier Air Belgium has announced to suspend its scheduled flights to Hong-Kong.

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It all started on June, 7th, 2018: The new carrier Air Belgium launched its flights between Brussels Charleroi and Hong Kong. Since then, the airline offers four weekly connections with its Airbus A340-300.

Now, only three months later, Air Belgium announced a temporary interruption of the scheduled service. As a reason for the suspension, the airline stated on its website, that a major cooperation partner does not respect the contractual agreements, both in terms of tariffs and occupancy rates.

During the temporary interruption, Air Belgium will focus on wet-lease operations for other airlines and on launching new connections to Mainland China, including Zhengzhou.

On the first scheduled route from Brussels to Hong Kong, Air Belgium had to compete with Cathay Pacific: The airline offers four weekly flights with a modern Airbus A350-900 aircraft from Brussels main airport.

In the statement, the carrier stressed out, that the strategy with flight operations from Brussels Charleroi will remain unchanged and that the temporary interruption has no impact on the company’s employees.

Air Belgium operates four Airbus A340-300 with 18 Business, 21 Premium Economy and 264 Economy Class seats. The company was founded by the former TNT Airways manager Niky Terzakis in 2016.

Source © Air Belgium

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