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Air Belgium to relaunch flights to Hong Kong soon

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The long haul Belgian airline is going to relaunch their flights to Hong Kong (HKG/VHHH) from Brussels South Charleroi (CRL/EBCI).

According to the booking system of the Belgian airline, the first flight is expected on 31 March 2019, and should be operated 3 times per week.

Air Belgium had to stop to fly during a few months since September 2018 due to a partnership problem with U-Tour, AB was guaranteeing that it was only a break during the winter season.

Everything is doing good for AB, they have operated for a few airlines (for TUI fly Belgium, British Airways, Air France, Surinam Airways) since the beginning of the Belgian adventure, in April 2018.

There was no wave of termination at Air Belgium despite a few people who were fired.

Even if doubts are existing about relaunch date, Air Belgium will fly to Hong Kong and then to others Chinese destinations (including Zhengzhou), to finish with other continents (around 2021 or 2022).

Codeshare agreement at HK idea is still up to date. But 2019 seems more safe to go through than 2018, with launch problems which are now solved.

Air Belgium flew as ACMI for a few airlines as explained earlier, and is still currently flying for British Airways to Dubai. The contract with Air France was only to fly to Lagos until 9 February 2019, but partnership is still up to date.

Air Belgium should touch the American ground for the first time for British Airways on 1st April 2019, at Newark (EWR/KEWR).

Also, on October 29, Air Belgium flew to Nouméa (NOU/NWWW) via Hong Kong (HKG/VHHH) from Paris CDG (CDG/LFPG) for the French autorities.

Air Belgium should also fly to Sochi (AER/URSS) for national ski teams, this kind of activities will be also done along the rest of the year.

Source : Le Soir (Plus)

Thibault Lapers

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