Air Belgium is gearing up to take delivery of two new Airbus A330-900 aircraft from autumn, which will gradually replace two older Air Belgium A340s.
According to the airline, the first A330neos will fly every Tuesday and Friday from Brussels Airport to Mauritius as of 15 October 2021.
The A330neo is a new-generation aircraft that combines environmental and economical performances, offering greater comfort and a unique passenger experience.
The aircraft is the latest and most advanced version of the long line of Airbus A330s. Making good use of advanced materials, it features new optimised wings, more efficient and cost-effective Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines and benefits from the newest technologies developed for the A350, according to Air Belgium.
These improvements contribute to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 25 per cent compared with 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 with 265 on the current A340.
“Air Belgium is very happy and proud to present these new aircraft in Belgium,” Niky Terzakis, CEO of Air Belgium, said.
“They are the most modern aircraft that will operate under the Belgian flag. We are very pleased by our experience operating the Airbus A340s, demonstrating reliability, comfort and performance.
“With the A330neos customers will directly benefit from even greater comfort and superior service on board, while reducing our environmental impact by 25 per cent.”