Air Belgium in 2018

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AF 977 operated by KF was cancelled last night . ABA is still at Libreville.

With only one plane to operate to HKG, they have no alternative in case of problems with the ABB.

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Flyuli wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 08:18
AF 977 operated by KF was cancelled last night . ABA is still at Libreville.
Bad news indeed. Does anyone know the reason? ABA was already the aircraft whose engine had to be replaced....
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The forward booking figure for the whole month of May (before they decided to cancel the flights/bookings due to the problem with Russian authorities) was: 60 passengers !!! :roll: :o :shock:

No wonders why they were not in a hurry to clear that hurdle...

This figure comes from L'Echo, not from me...

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Flyuli wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 08:18
AF 977 operated by KF was cancelled last night . ABA is still at Libreville.
With only one plane to operate to HKG, they have no alternative in case of problems with the ABB.
Tonights AF-977 from CDG Paris to LBV Libreville (ETD 22h30) is announced as cancelled on AF's website.

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VRT states: "De allereerste eigen lijnvlucht is allerminst uitverkocht, maar ze wordt door de maatschappij beschouwd als een "technische vlucht" om alle procedures te controleren en de laatste puntjes op de i te zetten."

So the first flight is not even close to beïng full ... :(
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/06/03 ... vanuit-ch/

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OO-ABB is on Flightradar24.com now:

https://www.flightradar24.com/1198294f

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De allereerste eigen lijnvlucht is allerminst uitverkocht, maar ze wordt door de maatschappij beschouwd als een "technische vlucht" om alle procedures te controleren en de laatste puntjes op de i te zetten
The very first revenue flight under their own label is not sold out at all, but the airline considers it a "technical flight" to check/validate all procedures, and to straighten out the last details.

(non-professional unguaranteed translation service :) )
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And, if not carrying the full revenue load, the plane can do with less fuel, so two points of relief regarding runway length... :)

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Hi

On another subject, Indi Go is a likely candidate to fly to CRL with A330 in the near future!
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ZavCity wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 12:55
On another subject, Indi Go is a likely candidate to fly to CRL with A330 in the near future!
Indeed, but Indigo is an Indian airline and not related to Air Belgium nor the future Air Belgium destinations ;-)

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=63770&p=368302&hilit=indigo#p368266

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Shengenzone wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 12:12
So the first flight is not even close to beïng full ... :(
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/06/03 ... vanuit-ch/
Also in that article: "...Het tweede vertrek vanuit Charleroi, op woensdag 6 juni, wordt de "inaugurale vlucht". Er zullen dan de nodige festiviteiten plaatsvinden..." Translated: the second departure out of Charleroi, on Wednesday 06th June, is regarded as the inaugural flight, with (official) festivities.

Luckily they decided to do so. It would be strange/bitter/painfull for Air France to see Air Belgium having a party at CRL, whilst AB-passengers are stranded at Libreville and Paris.

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Passenger wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 12:39
OO-ABB is on Flightradar24.com now:

https://www.flightradar24.com/1198294f
Flightradar24 showed some activity but not anymore, did the aircraft took off ?

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my guess (FR24 based), pushback started (14:46)

edit: Nobody doing a facebook livestream ?? :)
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luchtzak wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 14:43
Passenger wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 12:39
OO-ABB is on Flightradar24.com now:

https://www.flightradar24.com/1198294f
Flightradar24 showed some activity but not anymore, did the aircraft took off?
Still moving on the ground on FR24 every now and then, same link:
https://www.flightradar24.com/ABB851/1198294f

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but now movements corresponding to pushback, and taxi onto twy N.
My guess, she's on the move !!

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And off she went

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而布魯塞爾南部沙勒羅瓦機場和香港之間的首架比利時航班正在離境!
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luchtzak wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 15:18
而布魯塞爾南部沙勒羅瓦機場和香港之間的首架比利時航班正在離境!
确实

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According to a tweet, there was only 15 people on board ? Mistake or true ?
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TLspotting wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 15:27
According to a tweet, there was only 15 people on board ? Mistake or true ?
Does that include the crew? :(

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