Ruta Burbaite

The many casualties of European airline industry

October has certainly not been a kind month for European aviation in the past few years. Nordic budget carrier Primera Air failed on the one-year anniversary of the collapse of British holiday airline Monarch, which occurred on October 2, 2017. Just recently, on October 17, 2018, Cyprus-based low-cost carrier Cobalt Air announced its closure. And now, Air Belgium might be considering shutting down as well.  ...


Clement Charpentreau

Air Belgium not ready to give up yet

Almost a month after announcing the suspension of its partnership with Chinese UTour, Air Belgium board held a general meeting with shareholders on October 18, 2018, to discuss the future of the airline....


Clement Charpentreau

Air Belgium suspends its Hong Kong route for winter 2018-19

After a mere ten weeks of operations, Air Belgium announced on September 21, 2018, that it would interrupt its flights from Charleroi Airport (BSCA) to Hong Kong International Airport (HGK) during the coming winter period....


Clement Charpentreau

Air Belgium ready to take off after Russian approval

Air Belgium announced that it would start its operations on June 3, 2018. Its first flight will be from Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium, to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in China. The airline initially planned to start on April 30, 2018. However, it lacked the necessary authorizations from Russia to travel through its airspace....