Air Belgium will operate flights for British Airways, Aviation24.be discovered thanks to forum member TLspotting. The airline, currently operating scheduled flights between Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Hong Kong and already operated a series of ACMI flights for other airlines (Air France, TUI fly Belgium, Condor, Surinam Airways), will operate British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Cairo on 3, 4 and 5 September, with a return the next day (*).
BA155 17:30-23:15 LHR-CAI A343 123
BA154 08:00-12:10 CAI-LHR A343 234
(*) based on the information currently available.
“The airline is also looking to hire extra ground staff and cabin crew, but most important Air Belgium is looking for motivated co-pilots,” a spokesman told Aviation24.be.
Air Belgium has been asked to carry out those flight because the Boeing 787 aircraft of British Airways still have issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent engines, and Qatar Airways is no longer able to provide relief aircraft as it sometimes did in the past.