Air Belgium has launched two flights per week
between Brussels Charleroi and Hong Kong.
The new route will be operated by Airbus
A340 aircraft with 257 seats, including 32 business class seats,
21 premium seats and 212 economy seats.
In June, Air Belgium will operate two
flights per week to Hong Kong departing from Brussels Charleroi,
three per week as from July and four flights per week from October
As Air Belgium looks to expand across Asia
- especially China, the airline is promising to grow its Hong Kong
presence with the addition of over 100 new local staff members in
the city this year.
Niky Terzakis, Chief Executive Officer at Air
Belgium, said, “We’re thrilled to launch our first-ever route, which is the result
of two years of great teamwork. Air Belgium’s promise is to
deliver affordable, Belgian hospitality and direct access between
Brussels Charleroi and Hong Kong, both regional platforms. This is
an exciting first step for us as we continue to grow our business
in the region.”
fares start at HKD 4,499 in Economy, HKD 9,999 in Premium and HKD
19,999 in Business. These prices include 23 kg of luggage, a meal
and local taxes.
Mr. Fred Lam JP, Chief Executive Officer of
Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “We welcome Air Belgium’s
decision to choose Hong Kong as the destination to launch their
inaugural flight, which is a testament to Hong Kong’s status as a
leading international aviation hub and the business potential for
airlines in Asia. The new direct service also further strengthens
HKIA’s extensive air network and provides more choices to our
passengers. We wish Air Belgium every success in Hong Kong and the