Air Belgium announces an agreement with Airbus for the delivery of two new A330-900 aircraft starting this autumn 2021. These new aircraft will gradually replace two Air Belgium A340s (below).
The first A330neo will fly every Tuesday and Friday from Brussels Airport to Mauritius as of October 15, 2021.
The A330neo is the latest and most advanced version of the long line of Airbus A330s. Making good use of advanced materials, it features new optimized wings more efficient and cost-effective Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and benefits from the newest technologies developed for the A350. These improvements contribute to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 25% compared to previous generation aircraft. The new Airspace cabin on the A330neo offers passengers and crew a futuristic design, increased overhead bin space, soothing and soft LED lighting scenarios and advanced in-flight entertainment features. It is the lowest cabin noise level in its category. The new aircraft are configured in three classes (Business, Premium and Eco) and carry 286 passengers compared to 265 on the current A340.
The first A330neo from Brussels Airport to Mauritius
The first NEO will be introduced on the new route between Brussels Airport and Mauritius on October 15, 2021. The second aircraft will enter service by the end of November and will reinforce the 2021/2022 winter destination program.