Air Belgium modernises its fleet with two new A330-900 aircraft
Written by: Ivo Gračanin.
Air Belgium announces an agreement with Airbus for the delivery of two new A330-900 aircraft starting this autumn 2021. These new aircraft will gradually replace two Air Belgium A340s. The first A330neo will fly every Tuesday and Friday from Brussels Airport to Mauritius as of 15 October 2021. The second aircraft will enter service by the end of November and will reinforce the 2021/2022 winter destination programme.
The new aircraft are configured in three classes (Business, Premium and Eco) and carry 286 passengers compared to 265 on the current A340.
"Air Belgium is very happy and proud to present these new aircraft in Belgium. They are the most modern aircraft that will operate under the Belgian flag. We are very pleased by our experience operating the Airbus A340s, demonstrating reliability, comfort and performance. With the A330neos customers will directly benefit from even greater comfort and superior service on board, while reducing our environmental impact by 25%" Niky Terzakis, CEO of Air Belgium.