Air Belgium selects Brussels South-Charleroi Airport as its home base

Airbus A340-300 Air Belgium Image by Air Belgium

Air Belgium, the new Belgian airline, will be flying from Brussels South-Charleroi (CRL) for its direct flights between the heart of Europe, China and other Asian destinations.

Air Belgium selected Brussels South-Charleroi (CRL) due to its very convenient accessibility, efficient and renowned quality service, competitive costs and commitment to expand into a larger international airport.

The airport will be changing its infrastructure in such a way that it will be able to welcome Air Belgium and its fleet of four A340-300 airplanes, with gradual deliveries starting from mid-February 2018.

A Premium terminal will be created at the current Terminal Sud (Executive Aviation Terminal) to meet the needs of business and premium class travelers. Before check-in, they will be able to use the parking and be on the plane within twenty minutes, including the Border and Customs checks and boarding. Construction will start at the end of May and take a year to be completed. In the meantime, the airport will be providing temporary solutions to guarantee the comfort of the travelers from the very first flight.

Air Belgium’s first flights have been planned for the end of March 2018, with Hong Kong as the first official destination. The arrival of the first plane, mid-February 2018, allows the airline time to complete the process regarding its Operating License.

— Air Belgium