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Belgium is a constitutional monarchy in north-western Europe, bordered on the north by the Netherlands and the North Sea, on the east by Germany and Luxembourg, and on the south and southwest by France. With the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Belgium forms the Low, or Benelux, Countries. It is about 280 km (about 175 mi) long, measured in a south-eastern/north-western direction, about 145 km (about 90 mi) wide, and is roughly triangular in shape. The area is 30,528 sq km (11,787 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels
Amendments  

31 Mar 2018

Air Belgium (ii) received its AOC in Mar2018 and commenced operations on 29Mar2018 [updated]

03 Feb 2018

ACE Air Cargo Europe is a planned cargo carrier to beased out of Liège Bierset (LGG) [added]

17 Nov 2017

VLM Airlines [added] is a scheduled passenger carrier based out of Antwerp Deurne (ANR) It was rebranded from SHS Antwerp Aviation (2016-2016) [added]

Abelag Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979 - 1980
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Abelag Airways >Air Belgium
Comments : Air Belgium was formed as Abelag Airways, a charter airline on 03May1979
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Abelag Aviation  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983 - 2016
Airline Code : W9 : AAB
Genealogy : Lamda Jet >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
Comments : Abelag Aviation was formed in 1964. Absorbed Lamda Jet in 1995 & merged with Sky Service in 2005 Renamed to Luxaviation Belgium in 2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ACE (Air Charter Express Ghana)  last update: 30Jan2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Comments : Based at Ostend-Bruges International Airport. Ghana registered - [MERIDIAN AIRWAYS was renamed from ACE]
Aircraft : B.707-320C
ACE Air Cargo Europe  added: 03Feb2018
Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ACE Air Cargo Europe is a planned cargo carrier to beased out of Liège Bierset (LGG). It has been established by CAL Cargo Air Lines (Israeli freight specialist)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ACS (Air Charter Service)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ACH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aerowings   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Belgium (i)  last update: 03Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 2000
Airline Code : AJ : ABB
Genealogy : Abelag Airways >Air Belgium
Comments : Air Belgium was formed as Abelag Airways,a charter airline on 03May1979. Operated holiday charters to the Mediterranean. Ceased operations in late 2000.
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Belgium (ii)  last update: 31Mar2018
Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Belgium intended to commence revenue operations in 2016 out of Liège but has now intends to launch operations from Brussels South Charleroi Airport in Mar2018. Air Belgium (ii) received its AOC in Mar2018 and commenced operations on 29Mar2018
Aircraft : A.340-300
Air Dakota Belgium   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Exel   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Mercury International (AMI Cargo)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1992
Airline Code : MX : MIA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Meuse  last update: 31Mar2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : BAe 146
Air Service Liège  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Service Liège was founded in 1997 & started operations in 1998. It provides business and charter flight services. The company also offers ambulance and organ transportation flight, cargo flight, and aircraft management services out of Hasselt
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Transport   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Trans-Air >Air Transport
Comments : Air Transport was formed as Trans-Air
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Union Belge   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946* - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Air Wallonie   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 1979
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Airline One   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1999)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Airlines 1992   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Airventure   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : RVE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Albatros Air  last update: 2017
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Worldwide cargo services
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Antwerp Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
armWings  added: 23Oct2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : armWings is a virtual carrier based out of Brussels National Zaventem (BRU). It is part of the Belgian-Armenian travel organisation of the same name
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ASL Airlines Belgium   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TNT Aviation Services >TNT Express >ASL Airlines Belgium
Comments : TNT Airways was formed as TNT Aviation Services in the UK in 1987. Operations started in Belgium on 15Feb2000. TNT Airways renamed to ASL Airlines Belgium
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Aviameer Airlines  last update: 25Jan2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aviameer Airlines was founded in Oct1957 and was a charter carrier based at Antwerp-Deurne Airport
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Avions Fairey   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1931* - 1978
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
BEAP   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Belgian World Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ChallengAir >Belgian World Airlines
Comments : Belgian World Airlines was formed on 12Apr1994 as ChallengAir. Renamed in 1998 but unfortunatately ceased operations shortly thereafter
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Belgium European Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1990*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Belgium Universal Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
BelgiumExel  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : HXL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BelgiumExel ceased operations on 09May2005. Formed to fill void left by the demise of Sobelair. Charter flights on behalf of Thomas Cook
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Benelux Overseas Airfreighters   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1978*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1981 - 1995
Airline Code : CQ : ---
Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
Comments : Constellation International Airlines was founded on 27May1978 as Unijet. Renamed to BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service) on 28Oct1981 and then to Constellation International Airlines on 07Feb1995. Officially founded on 23Jun1995, and started operations with B.727-200 aircraft from Brussels Airport. Constellation International Airlines ceased operations due to financial troubles on 03Dec1999, and was declared bankrupt on 15Dec1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time
BIAC (Belgian International Air Cargo)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
BIAS (Belgium International Air Services)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1959 - 1980
Airline Code : AP : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BIAS (Belgium International Air Services) was formed & commences operations in 1959 with a single Douglas Skymaster
Aircraft : Nil at this time
BIAS Overseas  last update: 25Oct2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1979*
Airline Code : AP : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : BIAS Overseas was founded in 1968
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Birdy Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2004
Airline Code : 4V : ---
Genealogy : Birdy Airlines >>SN Brussels Airlines + Virgin Express =>Brussels Airlines
Comments : Birdy Airlines was founded in 2002 offering Inclusive services to West Africa for SN Brussels. Fleet & crew absorbed into SN Brussels Airlines
Aircraft : Nil at this time
BLM (Brabo Luchtvaartmaatschappij)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Boag Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Boag Air planned to start cargo operations in 2005 using B747-200F freighters from Ostend Brugge International but didn't actually start
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Boboli Airfreight  last update: 03Apr2018
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1978*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Boboli Airfreight was formed in Jun1976 as a private company, to operate cargo charter services from Liege-Bierset Airport
Aircraft : Planned: B.707-320C freighter
Brussels Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : SN : BEL
Genealogy : DAT (Delta Air Transport) >DAT Plus >SN Brussels Airlines + Virgin Express =>Brussels Airlines
Comments : Brussels Airlines was created following the merger of SN Brussels Airlines (SNBA) and Virgin Express. Began operations on 25Mar2007
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Brussels International Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Red Air >Brussels International Airline
Comments : Brussels International Airline was founded in 1999 as Red Air
Aircraft : Nil at this time
C.A.G.   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cargo Air Transport   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cargo B Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Airline Code : BB : CBB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cargo B Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection and stopped all operations on 01Jul2009
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Cargo Lyon   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
CER   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ChallengAir  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : CHG
Genealogy : ChallengAir >Belgian World Airlines
Comments : Belgian World Airlines was formed on 12Apr1994 as ChallengAir. Renamed in 1998 but unfortunatately ceased operations shortly thereafter
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Chartair European Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
CityBird (City Bird)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2001
Airline Code : H2 : CTB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Coastal Air Transport   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1953* - 1960
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
COBETA (Compagnie Belge de Transports Aeriens)  last update: 27Dec2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947* - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : COBETA (Compagnie Belge de Transports Aeriens) was founded in 1947. Operated into Manchester and Prestwick using DC3 and Lockheed Hudson aircraft. Ceased operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Constellation International Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1999
Airline Code : CQ : CIN
Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
Comments : Constellation International Airlines was founded on 27May1978 as Unijet. Renamed to BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service)on 28Oct1981 and then to Constellation International Airlines on 07Feb1995. Founded on 23Jun1995, and started operations with B.727-200 aircraft from Brussels Airport. Constellation International Airlines ceased operations due to financial troubles on 03Dec1999, and was declared bankrupt on 15Dec1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Continental International Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
DAT (Delta Air Transport)  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966 - 2002
Airline Code : DE : DAT
Genealogy : DAT (Delta Air Transport) >DAT Plus >SN Brussels Airlines + Virgin Express =>Brussels Airlines
Comments : DAT was formed in 1966. Briefly operated under the “DAT Plus” brand, but subsequently rebranded as SN Brussels Airlines on 15Feb2002 [SN BRUSSELS AIRLINES started with DC3 aircraft on charter services under the name of DAT (Delta Air Transport). Associated with Sabena on domestic services. After the collapse of Sabena the airline expanded with some of Sabena's aircraft and routes] [BRUSSELS AIRLINES was formed by the merger of SN BRUSSELS AIRLINES and VIRGIN EXPRESS. The flag carrier of Belgium]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
DAT Plus   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001* - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : DAT (Delta Air Transport) >DAT Plus >SN Brussels Airlines + Virgin Express =>Brussels Airlines
Comments : DAT briefly operated under the “DAT Plus” brand, but subsequently rebranded as SN Brussels Airlines on 15Feb2002
Aircraft : Nil at this time
DAT Wallonie   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990 - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Delsey  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : VG Airlines >Delsey
Comments : DELSEY was founded by Freddy Van Gaver as VG AIRLINES and offered long haul flights from Brussels. Rebranded as current name, it's owners luggage business lated in 2002 but ceased operations soon after
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Delta International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973 - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
DemaVIA Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : EO : ALX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
EAT (European Air Transport)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 2010
Airline Code : QY : BCS
Genealogy : European Air Transport +>EAT Leipzig
Comments : EAT (European Air Transport) was founded in 1971. Through a merger agreement dated 10Feb2010, European Air Transport, Brussels was dissolved, and it's assets incorporated by the European Air Transport Leipzig and merged with it in late Mar2010. EAT Leipzig was awarded its air operator’s certificate on 31Mar2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time
EBA (Euro Belgium Airlines)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : EuroBelgian Airlines >Virgin Express + SN Brussels Airlines =>Brussels Airlines
Comments : Virgin Express was established 1992 & operations started in Nov1992 as EuroBelgian Airlines. Aquired by the Virgin Group in Apr1996 and subsequently renamed
Aircraft : Nil at this time
EJI (Eurojet International)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Euro Direct   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sky Freighters >Euro Direct België >Euro Direct
Comments : Euro Direct was formed as Sky Freighters, renamed to Euro Direct België in 1994 and to current name in 1995
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Euro Direct België   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sky Freighters >Euro Direct België >Euro Direct
Comments : Euro Direct was formed as Sky Freighters, renamed to Euro Direct België in 1994 and to current name in 1995
Aircraft : Nil at this time
European Airlift  last update: 03Feb2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : B.707
European Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
European Airways International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984* - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
European Expedite   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : EUX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
First International Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Flanders Airlines  last update: 06Feb2018
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Frevag Airlines + Servisair =>Flanders Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Comments : Flanders Airlines was a passenger and cargo charter airline formed by the amalgamation of SERVISAIR and FREEVAG AIRLINES. Operations began on 01Jan1990, from the company's base at Wevelgem. Acquired by BRITISH AIR FERRIES (BAF) - [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]
Aircraft : Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante, Fairchild Metro, Fokker F.27
Flandre Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Flying Partners   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Flying Service   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
FlyingGroup   
Status : Active

Dates :

1995* - date
Airline Code : -- : FYG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Frefag Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Frevag Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989* - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Frevag Airlines + Servisair =>Flanders Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Comments : Frevag Airlines merged with SERVISAIR to form FLANDERS AIRLINES. [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Frobisher Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Global Airways*   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Global Lift   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Global Lift is hoping to start cargo operations towards the end of 2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Hapag-Lloyd Belgium   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Hawa Air (Helicopter Aircraft World Association)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hawa Air was a charter airline that operated from Deurne. It was maneuvered to close down under political pressure in 1988
Aircraft : Nil at this time
IFA (International Freight Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1978
Airline Code : FW : IFA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Inair   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Inair >Transpomair >Pomair
Comments : Ostend based. Pomair was formed as Inair and renamed to current name via Transpomair
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Jason Air   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Jetair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984 - 1984
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
JetairFly  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2016
Airline Code : TB : JAF
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Comments : [TUIfly Belgium was established as Sunrise in 2002. Re-established as TUI Belgium on 13Nov2003 & started operations in Mar2004 with 5 aircraft. Renamed to Jetairfly & commenced operations on 23Nov2005. Renamed to TUIfly (Belgium) on 19Oct2016]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
John Mahieu Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1954
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Lamda Jet  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lamda Jet >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
Comments : Lamda Jet was acquired by Abelag Aviation in 1995 [Abelag Aviation was formed in 1964. Absorbed Lamda Jet in 1995 & merged with Sky Service in 2005. Renamed to Luxaviation Belgium in 2016]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Lignes Aeriennes Wallones   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Luxaviation Belgium  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Lamda Jet >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
Comments : Abelag Aviation was formed in 1964. Absorbed Lamda Jet in 1995 & merged with Sky Service in 2005. Renamed to Luxaviation Belgium in 2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Meridian Airways  last update: 03Feb2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : MAG
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Comments : Based at Ostend-Bruges International Airport Ghana registered. MERIDIAN AIRWAYS was renamed from ACE
Aircraft : B.707-320C
MIBA Aviation   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1994 - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen)  added: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1997* - date
Airline Code : -- : NHX
Genealogy : NHV Group >NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen)
Comments : NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen) was founded in 1997 by Eric Van Hal as NHV Group. NHV has its headquarters and main base at Ostend Airport. In 2014 NHV Group acquired the Blueway Group, including DanCopter, Blueway Offshore Norway, Airlift and Vertech Offshore
Aircraft : Nil at this time
ONA (Overseas National Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Pomair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Inair >Transpomair >Pomair
Comments : Ostend based. Pomair was formed as Inair and renamed to current name via Transpomair
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Publi-Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

1959^ - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Red Air  last update: 28Oct2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Red Air >Brussels International Airline
Comments : [BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES was founded in 1999 as RED AIR. Started operating in early 2000 operating charter flights to Mediterranean tourist resorts. Ceased operations in early 2001]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Redair (Regional Economic Development by Air)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sabena  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1924 - 2001
Airline Code : SN : SAB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sabena (Societa Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne) was formed 23May1923 as the successor to SNETA (founded 1919). First paying flight was on 01Apr1924 & last flight 07Nov2001 {Started operations in Congo in succession to LARA. First European operator of DC6. International and regional passenger and cargo airline and was the flag carrier of Belguim. Into bankruptcy soon after the World Trade Centre disaster in 2001 and ceased operating. Most services and aircraft taken over by DAT Plus)
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Servisair  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986* - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Frevag Airlines + Servisair =>Flanders Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Comments : Servisair merged with FREVAG AIRLINES to form FLANDERS AIRLINES. [BRITISH WORLD AIRLINES was formed by the merger of CHANNEL AIR BRIDGE (founded 1959) and SILVER CITY AIRWAYS (founded 1946) and renamed as BUAF. This was renamed to BAF in 1967 and finally adopted present name in 1993. Acquired FLANDERS AIRLINES in 1990. HOT AIR merged in 1989. Discontinued it's passenger services in 1994 to concentrate on cargo. Ceased operating in late 2001]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
SHS Antwerp Aviation  added: 17Nov2017
Status : Renamed/merged

Dates :

2016 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VLM Airlines is a scheduled passenger carrier based out of Antwerp Deurne (ANR) It was rebranded from SHS Antwerp Aviation (2016-2016) after acquiring all shares of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium. VLM Airlines received Belgian AOCs for both Airbus A320 and Fokker 50 operations on 15Nov2017. Operated its comeback flight on the London City - Antwerp route on 30Oct2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time
SIDMA   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sky Freighters   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sky Freighters >Euro Direct België >Euro Direct
Comments : Euro Direct was formed as Sky Freighters, renamed to Euro Direct België in 1994 and to current name in 1995
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sky Service  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : SKS
Genealogy : Sky Service >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
Comments : Sky Service provided ad-hoc charters, taxi and cargo services out of Wevelgem. (merged into Abelag Aviation in 2005) [Abelag Aviation was formed in 1964. Absorbed Lamda Jet in 1995 & merged with Sky Service in 2005. Renamed to Luxaviation Belgium in 2016]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
SkyJet   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : SKT
Genealogy : SkyJet >SkyJet Europe
Comments : SkyJet Europe was founded in 1990 as SkyJet
Aircraft : Nil at this time
SkyJet Europe   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SkyJet >SkyJet Europe
Comments : SkyJet Europe was founded in 1990 as SkyJet
Aircraft : Nil at this time
SN Brussels Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2007
Airline Code : SN : DAT
Genealogy : DAT (Delta Air Transport) >DAT Plus >SN Brussels Airlines + Virgin Express =>Brussels Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
SNETA (Syndicat National pour l'Etude de Transports Aeriens)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1919 - 1920
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : SNETA >>Sabena
Comments : SNETA was founded on 31Mar1919 by Georges Nélis with the support of King Albert I. Ceased operations on 23May1923 & merged into Sabena
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sobelair (Société Belge des Transports Par Air SA)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946* - 2004
Airline Code : Q7 : SLR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sobelair was founded on 30Jul1946 as the charter arm of Sabena. Formed to provide services to the Congo (formerly Zaire). Charter arm of Sabena, which unforunately collapsed in 2002, operating passenger charter and holiday flights. Declared bankrupt on 19Jan2004 and ceased operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sunair   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1976*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Sunrise  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Comments : [TUIfly Belgium was established as Sunrise in 2002. Re-established as TUI Belgium on 13Nov2003 & started operations in Mar2004 with 5 aircraft. Renamed to Jetairfly & commenced operations on 23Nov2005. Renamed to TUIfly (Belgium) on 19Oct2016]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Take Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Take Air status changed as airline started earlier this year
Aircraft : Nil at this time
TASI (Transactions Air Service International)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1997)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
TEA (Trans European Airways)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TEA >>EBA (Euro Belgium Airlines) >Virgin Express >Brussels Airlines >Brussels Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium)  last update: 14Apr2018
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2017
Airline Code : FQ : TCW
Genealogy : Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) > VLM Airlines
Comments : Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) was established on 12Dec2001 by the Thomas Cook Group to serve the Belgian holiday market. Started operations on 13Mar2002. Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium's last flight was on 27Oct2017 with two aircraft and all traffic rights being handed to Brussels Airlines. The airlines was rebranded as VLM Airlines (Brussels)
Aircraft : A,320-200
TNT Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2016
Airline Code : 3V : TAY
Genealogy : TNT Aviation Services >TNT Express >ASL Airlines Belgium
Comments : TNT Airways was formed as TNT Aviation Services in the UK in 1987. Operations started in Belgium on 15Feb2000. TNT Airways renamed to ASL Airlines Belgium
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Trans Cair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Trans-Air   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Trans-Air >Air Transport
Comments : Air Transport was formed as Trans-Air
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Transjet   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1983
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Transpomair   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Inair >Transpomair >Pomair
Comments : Ostend based. Pomair was formed as Inair and renamed to current name via Transpomair
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Transport International Aerien   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Tubel Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
TUI Belgium  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2005
Airline Code : TB : TUB
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Comments : [TUIfly Belgium was established as Sunrise in 2002. Re-established as TUI Belgium on 13Nov2003 & started operations in Mar2004 with 5 aircraft. Renamed to Jetairfly & commenced operations on 23Nov2005. Renamed to TUIfly (Belgium) on 19Oct2016]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
TUIfly Belgium  last update: 03Feb2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Comments : TUIfly Belgium was established as Sunrise in 2002. Re-established as TUI Belgium on 13Nov2003 & started operations in Mar2004 with 5 aircraft. Renamed to Jetairfly & commenced operations on 23Nov2005. Renamed to TUIfly (Belgium) on 19Oct2016 < Aircraft utilised: B.737 MAX 8 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Unijet  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978* - 1981
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
Comments : Constellation International Airlines was founded on 27May1978 as Unijet. Renamed to BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service)on 28Oct1981 and then to Constellation International Airlines on 07Feb1995. Founded on 23Jun1995, and started operations with B.727-200 aircraft from Brussels Airport. Constellation International Airlines ceased operations due to financial troubles on 03Dec1999, and was declared bankrupt on 15Dec1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time
VG Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : VG Airlines >Delsey
Comments : No further information at this time [DELSEY was founded by Freddy Van Gaver as VG AIRLINES and offered long haul flights from Brussels. Rebranded as current name, it's owners luggage business lable in 2002]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Virgin Express   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2007
Airline Code : TV : VEX
Genealogy : EuroBelgian Airlines >Virgin Express + SN Brussels Airlines =>Brussels Airlines
Comments : Virgin Express was established 1992 & operations started in Nov1992 as EuroBelgian Airlines. Aquired by the Virgin Group in Apr1996 and subsequently renamed
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Vizion Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Vizion Air operations started on 23Jan2013 with ad-hoc charter operations < Aircraft utilised: Fokker 50 >
Aircraft : Nil at this time
VLM Airlines  added: 17Nov2017 + last update: 14Apr2018
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) > VLM Airlines
Comments : VLM Airlines is a scheduled passenger carrier based out of Antwerp Deurne (ANR) It was rebranded when SHS Antwerp Aviation acquired all the shares of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium. VLM Airlines received Belgian AOCs for both Airbus A320 and Fokker 50 operations on 15Nov2017. Operated its comeback flight on the London City - Antwerp route on 30Oct2017
Aircraft : A,320-200, Fkokker F.50
VLM Airlines (Vlaamse Luchttransportmaatschappij)  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2016
Airline Code : VG : VLM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VLM was founded in 1992 in Antwerp by Freddy Van Gaever & started operations on 15May1993. On 22Jun2016 VLM Airlines declared bankruptcy, all flights were cancelled with immediate effect and all planes grounded
Aircraft : Nil at this time
VLM Airlines Newco  added: 2017 + last update: 06Jan2018
Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SHS Antwerp Aviation has purchased to assets of the bankrupt VLM Airlines and intends to restart it in 2017. Suspect it became VLM Slovenia [VLM Airlines Slovenia, also known as VLM Slovenia, is a scheduled carrier to be based at Maribor Airport. The carrier is a subsidiary of SHS Aviation Slovenia, which is part of SHS Aviation - the company that acquired VLM Airlines in 2016. The company received a Slovenian AOC and launched in Jun2017]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Wallonair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1982
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
World Air   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time
Young Cargo   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1979
Airline Code : CB : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Young Cargo was formed on 04Mar1974, by Edward Le Jeune to operate cargo charter services. Operations began in Apr1975. Set up by the ex-chief pilot of TEA but ceased operations in 1979
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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