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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 ;-)

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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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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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:) I couldn't help wondering the same ...

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by Ozzie1969 » 03 Jun 2018, 15:47
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?
And at least some paying cargo then...? :? Or no cargo at all for the time being? even when no 'full' Pax loads?

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Travel Express Benelux : Only 15 passengers on board !
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Passenger wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 15:22
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
OK, for those of you who are too lazy to look up in Google Translate:

The first Belgian flight between Charleroi Airport in southern Brussels and Hong Kong is leaving!

Indeed
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TLspotting wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 16:41
Travel Express Benelux : Only 15 passengers on board !
I know that Air Belgium, with OO-ABA AOG in Libreville, has other things in mind now then joining social media discussions. But they should at least react to the above travel press statement.

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Passenger wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 18:01
TLspotting wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 16:41
Travel Express Benelux : Only 15 passengers on board !
I know that Air Belgium, with OO-ABA AOG in Libreville, has other things in mind now then joining social media discussions. But they should at least react to the above travel press statement.
What should they say? Better to not generate any extra attention to the abysmal number imo.

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So it's the bargain of the season... No need to pay for Business Class. Buy an Economy ticket and get a perfect sleep on the 4 seats in the middle... I would not doubt if my agenda had HKG in the upcoming weeks... The late opening of booking facilities is one of the main reasons IMHO. Tourism and VFR pax do not decide 2 weeks in advance for such destination... Wishing them lots of luck though !

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Ouch! 15 pax must really hurt.

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domtom wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 22:16
Ouch! 15 pax must really hurt.
And what will the return flight bring, pax wise??

At least they got some favorable tailwinds, currently almost an hour ahead of schedule...

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