Air Belgium, the new Belgian airline, will introduce its first scheduled service between Hong Kong with Belgium in the second half of April 2018. Air Belgium will from Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Hong Kong every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Airbus A340 lands in Hong Kong at 7:30 AM local time, after a twelve-hour flight. Flights back to Belgium leave every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by 11:30 AM to arrive at Brussels South by 6:30 PM afternoon. The airline is still awaiting regulatory approval for the new route.
Air Belgium will operate an Airbus A340 on the route, with the aircraft expected to bring the authentic Belgian coziness and experience to travellers. Passengers are offered a choice of Belgian products, great catering and comfort, inflight entertainment and many more features. A personal and quality service will be provided by multilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Dutch and French) cabin crews, while two menus will be available for every economy and premium class passengers, with three menu options will be offered for business class passengers.
“Hong Kong has long been an important market for our airline,” says Niky Terzakis, chief executive officer, Air Belgium. “We are going to establish our Asian hub in this energetic city and our intention is to recruit about 100 staff members this year. It gives us all at Air Belgium great pleasure that we will be able to step into the Hong Kong and China markets.” The airline expects to add six more Chinese destinations by the end of summer 2018, following growing business opportunities between Chinese and Belgian companies. “This new route will bring true Belgian hospitality and experience to our passengers. It is no surprise if we elected to operate our very first service to Hong Kong International,” says Terzakis. “We could not have opted for a better airport destination, with excellent quality of service, friendliness and a very convenient Asian hub.”
Brussels South Airport is known for its efficiency, expedited terminal process ensuring that a minimal time is wasting before departure or after landing. Its location will spare passengers from road congestions around the capital city of Brussels whatever your end destination is. Premium and Business Class passengers are able to enjoy a new, exclusive and attractive lounge near the gate before taking off, and will be welcomed in a brand new, dedicated premium terminal by 2019. Upon arrival in the secure parking area, premium and business travellers can continue to baggage drop-off, the security check and passport control and the comfortable lounge.