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by TLspotting » 05 May 2020, 19:16
I have serious doubts that AB will restart on 3 June (and who to carry on ? Passengers who are not allowed to leave the country ?).

I would eye more mid June or end June, not earlier.

If I remember well one of their main customers to the French West Indies is Club Med and they are responsible for quite some PAX on the ABB flights to Guadeloupe.
On their website it is mentioned that no Club resort will open before 12 June 2020. And even then, it is not sure how many Club Med tourists will keep their june-reservations and/or how many new bookings there will be from now till resumption of flights/reopening
So, a restart early june seems to be quite optimistic indeed , unless they can fill their planes with cargo initially,...

https://www.clubmed.be/l/coronavirus?locale=nl-BE

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Today I received this message from Air France via Facebook : "Bonjour François,
EN raison de la situation sanitaire actuelle, nous vous confirmons qu"à ce jour nos vol direct entre CDG et HAV reprendrons à partir du 06 juillet. Veuillez nous communiquer vos nouvelles dates de voyages si vous souhaitez voyager à partir de cette date. Sachez que vous pouvez déplacer ce dernier jusqu'au 30 Novembre inclus.
Nous restons à votre écoute."...translation : "Hello Francois,
Due to the current health situation, we confirm that to this day our direct flights between CDG and HAV will resume from July 06. Please let us know your new travel dates if you wish to travel from that date. you can move it until November 30 inclusive.
We remain at your service."...strange message ! Confirmed by the call center...Hummmm...I do not believe and I do not rush...

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Cargo flight from Liege to Krasnoyarsk planned for today — 8th of May (OO-ABE), then on to Nanjing.

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Air Belgium expects to restart on June 24th.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... june-2020/

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Air Belgium gets a €6.3 million capital increase from Belgian shareholders
7th May 2020. The Belgian shareholders of Air Belgium decided to increase the capital of the company by €6.3 million, newspapers La Libre Belgique and L’Echo wrote today. The amount of €6.3 million is subscribed by Walloon regional investment fund Sogepa (€2.5 million), the Regional Investment Company of Wallonia SRIW, the Belgian Federal Holding and Investment Company SFPi, Sabena Aerospace and Air Belgium management.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... reholders/
The above capital increase, mostly state again (yet again), has now been registered with the official Belgian databank BCE/KBO: from 21.937.670 EUR to 28.237.670 EUR.

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It seems Air Belgium removed the passenger seats from (all?) their A340's.
Working as a 'cargo' airline now...

https://twitter.com/Airbelgium/status/1 ... 24992?s=20

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And another pic as twittered by niki Terzakis.

A340 pax as full cargo and being loaded manually in China.

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The list of unusual destinations for belgian airlines continues…

Air Belgium's OO-ABA seems to be on its way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ABB855P/2494bdeb

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FLYAIR10 wrote:
28 May 2020, 17:28
The list of unusual destinations for belgian airlines continues…

Air Belgium's OO-ABA seems to be on its way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ABB855P/2494bdeb
It was indeed announced in our Plane spotting forum: viewtopic.php?p=396931#p396931
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sn26567 wrote:
28 May 2020, 22:34
FLYAIR10 wrote:
28 May 2020, 17:28
The list of unusual destinations for belgian airlines continues…

Air Belgium's OO-ABA seems to be on its way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

https://www.flightradar24.com/ABB855P/2494bdeb
It was indeed announced in our Plane spotting forum: viewtopic.php?p=396931#p396931
Also on the ground in PNH Phnom Penh right now: TUI (NL) PH-OYI, 767-300ER, operating flight for TUI (B) JAF861F.

A wild guess: OO-ABA and PH-OYI are collecting those famous mouth masks - a delivery of 15,000,000 masks that had to be delivered to the Belgian Army by 24th May?

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Passenger wrote:
21 May 2020, 16:39
Air Belgium gets a €6.3 million capital increase from Belgian shareholders
7th May 2020. The Belgian shareholders of Air Belgium decided to increase the capital of the company by €6.3 million, newspapers La Libre Belgique and L’Echo wrote today. The amount of €6.3 million is subscribed by Walloon regional investment fund Sogepa (€2.5 million), the Regional Investment Company of Wallonia SRIW, the Belgian Federal Holding and Investment Company SFPi, Sabena Aerospace and Air Belgium management.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... reholders/
The above capital increase, mostly state again (yet again), has now been registered with the official Belgian databank BCE/KBO: from 21.937.670 EUR to 28.237.670 EUR.
The Belgian State Gazette (10th June 2020) has published the amounts:
SOGEPA: 2 Million €
SRIW : 2 Million €
SFPI : 2 Million €
Sabena Aerospace Engineering : 300.000 €

So it's 6 Million € additional Belgian state aid for Air Belgium.

Belgisch Staatsblad - Moniteur belge:
http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pd ... 065195.pdf

edited: "Sabena Technics" -> "Sabena Aerospace Engineering"
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This is good news then. Seems like some people believe in Air Belgium.

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Shonix wrote:
11 Jun 2020, 14:30
This is good news then. Seems like some people believe in Air Belgium.
Yes. Just like some politicians believed in Sabena. And gave them another bailout.

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Passenger wrote:
11 Jun 2020, 10:32
The Belgian State Gazette (10th June 2020) has published the amounts:
SOGEPA: 2 Million €
SRIW : 2 Million €
SFPI : 2 Million €
Sabena Technics : 300.000 €
Sabena Technics? The current shareholder increasing its stake in Air Belgium is Sabena Aerospace, which split off from Sabena Technics years ago.
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Newsflash: Air Belgium postpones resumption of scheduled flights to 15 July

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... to15-july/

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AB announces from Mid-December a new route, from Brussels Airport to Mauritius.
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Surprisingly from BRU instead of CRL?

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sdbelgium wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 15:20
Surprisingly from BRU instead of CRL?
IMHO, it would be good to be sure to have a full load from BRU to MRU than from CRL.
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TLspotting wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 15:27
sdbelgium wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 15:20
Surprisingly from BRU instead of CRL?
IMHO, it would be good to be sure to have a full load from BRU to MRU than from CRL.
Also good for their branding and positioning as as Belgian airline.

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Is Brussels Airport not a typo? On their website I don't see BRU ...

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