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Air Belgium continues flying for Surinam Airways, waiting for their 777-200 to be certified.

And the airline also said to take a decision in the 14 days to come, to maintain the initial date of take-off for its Brussels - Mauritius route.
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TLspotting wrote: 10 Oct 2020, 20:14 Air Belgium continues flying for Surinam Airways, waiting for their 777-200 to be certified.
From what I read in the Surinam press, there is nothing wrong with PZ-TCU. The problem is the 777 crew. They need to be ETOPS180 certified, but their training hampers. Making the crew ETOPS180 was part of the lease contract with Boeing, and it included training at the Boeing flight simulator centre in Miami. But then came corona/Covid-19, making it impossible for the PY pilots to travel to Miami as planned.

Without the ETOPS180, the flight time for Paramaribo-Amsterdam would raise from 10 hours to 13 hours. That makes it too hard for Surinam Airways to compete against TUI and KLM.

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AB to restart Antilles on 15/16 December and postpones MRU until 30 March 2021.
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TLspotting wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 10:46 AB to restart Antilles on 15/16 December and postpones MRU until 30 March 2021.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... mauritius/

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Air Belgium is storing two aircraft for Winter 2020/2021, a few days ago , OO-ABD was flown to Lourdes, France

This is Air Belgium’s response to aviation24’s question: “given the reduced demand and current operational restrictions du to COVID-19, we have logically decided to differ maintenance and checks and temporarily park and store 2 aircraft for the winter.”

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luchtzak wrote: 20 Oct 2020, 19:50 Air Belgium is storing two aircraft for Winter 2020/2021, a few days ago , OO-ABD was flown to Lourdes, France

This is Air Belgium’s response to aviation24’s question: “given the reduced demand and current operational restrictions du to COVID-19, we have logically decided to differ maintenance and checks and temporarily park and store 2 aircraft for the winter.”
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... m-storage/
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A Dutch plane spotter at AMS reports that "Martinique/Guadeloupe" has been removed from OO-ABB.

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Yes, the titles were removed during maintenance in August/September. All four aircraft now carry the same colours.

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sdbelgium wrote: 27 Oct 2020, 13:24 Yes, the titles were removed during maintenance in August/September. All four aircraft now carry the same colours.
ABE is white.
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Air Belgium is due to relaunch its flights from Brussels South Charleroi to Guadeloupe and Martinique on 15 December 2020, with the usual A340-300.
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sn26567 wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 21:21 Air Belgium is due to relaunch its flights from Brussels South Charleroi to Guadeloupe and Martinique on 15 December 2020, with the usual A340-300.
24 days to go, I have some doubts that it will really happen...
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The french gov doesnt allow leisure travel to those destinations (yet)
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Acid-drop wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 16:20 The french gov doesnt allow leisure travel to those destinations (yet)
No..."leisure" maybe but flights ! Today AF flight from ORY to FDF and 2 Air Caraibes flights ORY FDF + ORY PTP...

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AB gets green light to restart Guadeloupe flights in mid-December 2020.
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TLspotting wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 10:46 AB to restart Antilles on 15/16 December and postpones MRU until 30 March 2021.
Mauritius has extended its quarantine regulation until 15th January 2021.
The quarantine is a self-isolation in a designated hotel room for 14 days.

Source:
https://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article ... d-december

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Passenger wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 22:14
The quarantine is a self-isolation in a designated hotel room for 14 days.

Source:
https://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article ... d-december
A 14-day quarantaine in a hotel in Mauritius isn't really a punishment I think... :lol:
As long as one is allowed to leave the room and use the hotel facilities...

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