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Air Belgium’s Board of Directors decides to focus its development exclusively on cargo and ACMI and files for judicial reorganisation by way of amicable agreement to ensure its long-term viability and growth

BRUSSELS – Following a series of external events that have weakened the company in recent years (COVID, the war in Ukraine, soaring fuel prices, inflation and falling consumer purchasing power), and in view of the current instability of the socio-economic and geopolitical environment, Air Belgium’s Board of Directors – which met today – has decided […]

Air Belgium confirms its summer 2024 flight programme to South Africa and Mauritius

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JOHANNESBURG, 14 July 2023 – Air Belgium announced its new flight programme from Belgium to South Africa and Mauritius for the upcoming 2024 summer season. Between March and October next year, the Belgian airline will be operating: Thanks to the extension of Air Belgium’s interline agreements, including the recent new contract with Air Mauritius, passengers will […]

Belgium a booming source market for South Africa

Tourism experts from Europe and the US offered their perspectives on South Africa as an appealing tourist destination at WTM Africa 2023. The discussions highlighted the Benelux region (comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) as a lucrative market for travel, with the recently introduced Air Belgium route playing a significant role in the increase in […]

Air Belgium makes a difference in South Africa, one soccer pitch at a time!

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Air Belgium is proud to announce the airline was one of the key sponsors for the renovation of the soccer pitch in Philippi, South Africa. The project was one of the highlights of the recent state visit by the King and Queen of the Belgians. Emmanuel Menu, CCO of Air Belgium, emphasised the importance of […]

The World’s best Christmas Markets now closer than you think!

PRESS RELEASE The World’s Best Christmas Market is Now Closer than You Think Winter Wonders in Brussels has been named the best Christmas market in the world – just another reason for South Africans to take advantage of Air Belgium’s new route to Johannesburg and Cape Town A trip to Europe in December is not […]


Air Belgium launches Black Friday specials JOHANNESBURG, 24 NOVEMBER 2022 – Air Belgium is ringing in the holiday season with a fantastic Black Friday Sale to help South Africans save on their travel plans to Europe. Travellers will have access to a full week of deals of up to 25% discounts on flights from Johannesburg […]

Why South Africans love Belgium

MEDIA ARTICLE Why South Africans love Belgium There’s an undeniable fondness South Africans have for Belgium. What’s not to love? It’s the home of Tintin, the birthplace of French fries, and it’s famous for its ability to cut diamonds, including those from our soil. Now that they’re flying to our shores (more on that later), […]

Air Belgium Expands Southern Africa route offering with Airlink

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PRESS RELEASE AIR BELGIUM EXPANDS SOUTHERN AFRICA ROUTE OFFERING WITH AIRLINK A new commercial agreement with Airlink connects Air Belgium customers to thirty-six Southern African destinations. JOHANNESBURG, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Air Belgium has signed a new commercial agreement with South Africa’s independent and premier airline, Airlink, which conveniently connects customers travelling to or from […]

Air Belgium touches down in South Africa

PRESS RELEASE AIR BELGIUM TOUCHES DOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA With the launch of their new air service between Brussels, Johannesburg and Cape Town, Air Belgium offers travellers more choice and convenience – and direct access to the heart of Europe. JOHANNESBURG, 15 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Air Belgium’s arrival in South Africa today marks the airline’s […]