Mont-Saint-Guibert, 18 May 2018 – Air Belgium confirms that the first flight to Hong Kong will take place on June 3, 2018. The airline also announces the acquisition of the Russian overflight permit, allowing it to fly through Russian airspace, and that it has taken care of the last arrangements in order to welcome Chinese passengers in the best possible way.

Given the impact of the delayed launch, Air Belgium has been forced to adapt the frequency of its flights to Hong Kong during the launch phase. The company will offer two flights per week in June, followed by three per week from July onward and, finally, four per week from October onward. Air Belgium will contact all passengers that are impacted by this change, and will offer them a tailored solution.

Niky Terzakis, CEO of Air Belgium: “Now that we have all the green lights, we can’t wait to welcome our first passengers between Brussels Charleroi Airport and Hong Kong. Meanwhile, we’re working hard to have the third plane ready by the end of June and are preparing the first flights to Mainland China, which are expected to launch in the coming months.

About Air Belgium

Air Belgium SA/NV is a Belgian Corporation with its main offices located at Mont-Saint-Guibert in Walloon-Brabant. The Company's objective is to offer business and leisure travellers long-distance flights for a low price. Air Belgium operates from Brussels Charleroi Airport.

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