Dear Air Belgium Travellers,
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,
Through this notice, we would like to inform you of the latest updates regarding the resumption of our operations.
Although we had hoped to see the crisis and its effects diminish, we must acknowledge that many uncertainties remain and that our industry still suffers from an essential lack of visibility. We are, just as each of our passengers, forced to follow developments on a day-to-day basis and to adjust, with no possibility to foresee the consequences of the decisions and announcements made by the various authorities - in Belgium, France and/or the Caribbean. On the Belgian side, the requirement to present essential reasons for travel has already been extended twice since the beginning of this year. In addition, Martinique has just been classified as a red zone by Belgium and joins Guadeloupe, which has also been a red zone for several weeks.
At the same time, and even if Belgium suspends the travel bans for essential reasons and allows people to travel again more freely after April 18th, the French government still imposes compelling reasons to travel to Guadeloupe and Martinique. According to information received and collected from local stakeholders, these compelling travel conditions are not expected to be lifted for several weeks.
By then, the various vaccination campaigns and the implementation of a European vaccination certificate will have progressed and will, hopefully, allow you to travel freely again within the European Union, of which Martinique and the Islands of Guadeloupe are members.
IMPORTANT: if your tickets have been booked through a travel agency or via an online agency, please contact them. They will make the necessary changes as we are unable to intervene directly.
We remain passionate and determined to resume our activities and have taken advantage of the last few weeks to offer you new destinations.
As of July 3rd, you will be able to fly to the beautiful island of Curaçao from Brussels Charleroi.
The French and Netherlands Antilles will therefore be accessible to you from Belgium this summer.
Do you want to be among the first ones to travel in July? Great idea! You will get the best fares if you book now, and you can postpone your trip free of charge with our ZEN formula. Plus, for all new reservations with flights in July or August, you can decide to cancel your flights free of charge up to 7 days before your departure.
We have a long way to go and we are still full of hope. The current context demonstrates more than ever the necessity and importance of travel. We remain convinced that the situation will gradually settle down and that the smooth resumption of our activities is approaching. Even if we are not responsible for this situation, we are sincerely saddened for all our passengers and the travel industry who are suffering tremendously from this unprecedented crisis.
Hang in there and see you on July 2nd!
The Air Belgium Team ✈️