Air Belgium to obtain new cargo operations

According to a news article by Payload Asia, following a job posting on the Air Belgium’s LinkedIn page, it seems that Air Belgium plans to start operating Boeing 747-8 freighters next year, as the charter airline plans to hire both captains and first officers for the fleet.

Air Belgium currently offers ACMI, cargo and charter flights, with two new A330-900s and two A340-300s. It also operates four A330F aircraft for shipping giant CMA CGM, previously flown by Qatar Airways.

With Boeing to close its widebody jet production line, analysts say Air Belgium will be looking for second-hand jets with only a handful of operators flying the Jumbo jet.

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