The Brussels-based carrier has received the first of two A330neo from Airbus. The aircraft’s first commercial flight is on October 15th from Brussels to Mauritius.
Air Belgium expects it second A330neo to enter service in late November.
Both aircraft are configured in a three class layout with a total of 286 seats. This is
- 30 Business Class seats (7 rows in a 1-2-1 layout and 1 row with 2 seats)
- 21 Premium Class (3 rows in a 2-3-2 layout)
- 235 Economy Class (31 rows mainly in a 2-4-2 layout with some rows as 2-3-2)
The aircraft features the Airbus Airspace cabin. All seats have the latest-generation, in-flight entertainment system, on-board wifi and mood lighting.
Air Belgium is deploying the A330neo on routes connecting Brussels to long-haul destinations.
The Belgian carrier currently operates an all-Airbus widebody fleet comprising A330-200F and A340-300; the A340s will be gradually replaced by the A330neos.
Airbus A330neo family
The A330neo combines environmental and economical performances, greater comfort and a unique passenger experience.
The A330neo Family is the new-generation A330; it builds on the proven economics, versatility and reliability of the A330 Family, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by about 25 per cent-per-seat compared to previous-generation, competitor aircraft, and offers an unrivalled range capability.
At the end of September Airbus had orders for more than 1,800 A330s from 126 customers.
About Air Belgium (KF)
Air Belgium is a full-service international carrier headquartered in Mont-Saint-Guibert in Belgium. Founded in 2018, the airline operates from both Brussels airports – Brussels Airport (BRU) and Brussels Charleroi Airport (CRL)
Routes: Long haul routes between Brussels and several destinations in the Caribbean and Martinique.
At the time of writing:
Brussels (BRU) – Mauritius (MRU)
Brussels (BRU) – Curaçao (CUR – starts 15 December 2021)
Brussels (BRU) – Punta Cana (PUJ – starts 15 December 2021)
Brussels Charleroi Airport (CRL) – Martinique Fort de France (FDF – starts 04 December 2021)
Brussels Charleroi Airport (CRL) – Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP – starts 03 December 2021)
Fleet: Air Belgium operates an all-Airbus widebody fleet of 3 passenger aircraft:
(A second A330neo is expected in November 2021 and the A330neos will gradually replace the A340s).
N.B. Image credit: Airbus