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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

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August 15, 2017 

NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen) was founded in 1997 by Eric Van Hal as NHV Group [added]

May 1, 2017

Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium will be shut down by Nov2017 with aircraft & traffic rights being handed to Brussels Airlines [news]

March 4, 2017

SHS Antwerp Aviation has purchased to assets of the bankrupt VLM Airlines [added] and intends to start it in 2017

Airlines

Abelag Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979 - 1980
Comments : Air Belgium was formed as Abelag Airways, a charter airline on 03May1979
Genealogy : Abelag Airways >Air Belgium
Airline Code :  
Abelag Aviation  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Airline Code :  
ACS (Air Charter Service)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

2001* - 2002
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Belgium   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Air Belgium intended to commence revenue operations lin 2016 out of Liège
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Belgium   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 2000
Comments : Air Belgium was formed as Abelag Airways,a charter airline on 03May1979
Genealogy : Abelag Airways >Air Belgium
Airline Code : AJ : ABB
Air Dakota Belgium   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1990* - 1992
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : MX : MIA
Air Meuse   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1997
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Service Liège  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

1998 - date
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Transport   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1950
Comments : Air Transport was formed as Trans-Air
Genealogy : Trans-Air >Air Transport
Airline Code :  
Air Union Belge   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946* - 1954
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Wallonie   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 1979
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Airline One   
Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Dates :

1990* - 1992
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Airventure   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : RVE
Albatros Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2004)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Antwerp Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 1986
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
ASL Airlines Belgium   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
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
Genealogy : TNT Aviation Services >TNT Express >ASL Airlines Belgium
Airline Code :  
Aviameer Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1960
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Avions Fairey   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1931* - 1978
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
BEAP   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Belgian World Airlines  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

(1990*)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Belgium Universal Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
BelgiumExel  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

(1978*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
BFS International (Benelux Falcon Service)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1981 - 1995
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
Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
Airline Code : CQ : ---
BIAC (Belgian International Air Cargo)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1959 - 1980
Comments : BIAS (Belgium International Air Services) was formed & commences operations in 1959 with a single Douglas Skymaster
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : AP : ---
BIAS Overseas   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968^ - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : AP : ---
Birdy Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1974 - 1974
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Boag Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments : Boag Air planned to start cargo operations in 2005 using B747-200F freighters from Ostend Brugge International but didn't actually start
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Boboli Airfreight   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(1978*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Brussels Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

2000* - 2001
Comments : Brussels International Airline was founded in 1999 as Red Air
Genealogy : Red Air >Brussels International Airline
Airline Code :  
C.A.G.   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Comments : Cargo B Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection and stopped all operations on 01Jul2009
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : BB : CBB
Cargo Lyon   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

1977* - 1981
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
ChallengAir  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1953* - 1960
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
COBETA (Compagnie Belge de Transports Aeriens)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946* - 1954
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Constellation International Airlines  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1999
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
Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
Airline Code : CQ : CIN
Continental International Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
DAT (Delta Air Transport)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1966 - 2002
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]
Genealogy : DAT (Delta Air Transport) >DAT Plus >SN Brussels Airlines + Virgin Express =>Brussels Airlines
Airline Code : DE : DAT
DAT Plus   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1990 - 1991*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Delsey  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2002
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
Genealogy : VG Airlines >Delsey
Airline Code :  
Delta International   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

1993 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : EO : ALX
EAT (European Air Transport)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 2010
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
Genealogy : European Air Transport +>EAT Leipzig
Airline Code : QY : BCS
EBA (Euro Belgium Airlines)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1995 - 1996
Comments : Euro Direct was formed as Sky Freighters, renamed to Euro Direct België in 1994 and to current name in 1995
Genealogy : Sky Freighters >Euro Direct België >Euro Direct
Airline Code :  
Euro Direct België   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Comments : Euro Direct was formed as Sky Freighters, renamed to Euro Direct België in 1994 and to current name in 1995
Genealogy : Sky Freighters >Euro Direct België >Euro Direct
Airline Code :  
European Airlift   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1994
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
European Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1997* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Flanders Airlines  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989 - 1990
Comments : Flanders Airlines was a passenger and cargo charter airline formed by the amalgamation of SERVISAIR and FREEVAG AIRLINES. 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]
Genealogy : Frevag Airlines + Servisair =>Flanders Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Airline Code :  
Flandre Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Flying Partners   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2000* - 2003*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Flying Service   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

1995* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : FYG
Frefag Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1989
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Frevag Airlines  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1989
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]
Genealogy : Frevag Airlines + Servisair =>Flanders Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Airline Code :  
Frobisher Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1992
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Global Airways*   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Global Lift   
Status : Not started

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1977 - 1978
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FW : IFA
Inair   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970* - 1970
Comments : Ostend based. Pomair was formed as Inair and renamed to current name via Transpomair
Genealogy : Inair >Transpomair >Pomair
Airline Code :  
Jason Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

1984 - 1984
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
JetairFly  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005 - 2016
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]
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Airline Code : TB : JAF
John Mahieu Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1954
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Lamda Jet  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1995* - 1995
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]
Genealogy : Lamda Jet >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
Airline Code :  
Lignes Aeriennes Wallones   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1980 - 1981
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Luxaviation Belgium  added
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Abelag Aviation was formed in 1964. Absorbed Lamda Jet in 1995 & merged with Sky Service in 2005. Renamed to Luxaviation Belgium in 2016
Genealogy : Lamda Jet >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
Airline Code :  
Meridian Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Comments :  
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Airline Code : -- : MAG
MIBA Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

1997* - date
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
Genealogy : NHV Group >NHV (Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen)
Airline Code : -- : NHX
ONA (Overseas National Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1959^ - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Red Air   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000 - 2000*
Comments : Brussels International Airline was founded in 1999 as Red Air
Genealogy : Red Air >Brussels International Airline
Airline Code :  
Redair (Regional Economic Development by Air)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Sabena  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1924 - 2001
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)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : SN : SAB
Servisair  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986* - 1989
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]
Genealogy : Frevag Airlines + Servisair =>Flanders Airlines >>BAF >British World Airlines
Airline Code :  
SIDMA   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1970
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Sky Freighters   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994* - 1994
Comments : Euro Direct was formed as Sky Freighters, renamed to Euro Direct België in 1994 and to current name in 1995
Genealogy : Sky Freighters >Euro Direct België >Euro Direct
Airline Code :  
Sky Service  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1983 - 2005
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]
Genealogy : Sky Service >>Abelag Aviation >Luxaviation Belgium
Airline Code : -- : SKS
SkyJet   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 1998
Comments : SkyJet Europe was founded in 1990 as SkyJet
Genealogy : SkyJet >SkyJet Europe
Airline Code : -- : SKT
SkyJet Europe   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2001
Comments : SkyJet Europe was founded in 1990 as SkyJet
Genealogy : SkyJet >SkyJet Europe
Airline Code :  
SN Brussels Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1946* - 2004
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : Q7 : SLR
Sunair   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(1976*)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Sunrise  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002* - 2003
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]
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Airline Code :  
Take Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

(1997)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
TEA (Trans European Airways)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971* - 1991
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : TEA >>EBA (Euro Belgium Airlines) >Virgin Express >Brussels Airlines >Brussels Airlines
Airline Code :  
Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium)  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Comments : Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium) was established on 12 December 2001 by the Thomas Cook Group to serve the Belgian holiday market. Started operations on 13Mar2002. Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium will be shut down by Nov2017 with two aircraft and all traffic rights being handed to Brussels Airlines
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : FQ : TCW
TNT Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000 - 2016
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
Genealogy : TNT Aviation Services >TNT Express >ASL Airlines Belgium
Airline Code : 3V : TAY
Trans Cair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Trans-Air   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946 - 1947
Comments : Air Transport was formed as Trans-Air
Genealogy : Trans-Air >Air Transport
Airline Code :  
Transjet   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1979* - 1983
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Transpomair   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1982* - 1992
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Tubel Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
TUI Belgium  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004 - 2005
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]
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Airline Code : TB : TUB
TUIfly Belgium  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
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
Genealogy : Sunrise >TUI Belgium >JetairFly >TUIfly (Belgium)
Airline Code :  
Unijet  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978* - 1981
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
Genealogy : Unijet >BFS International >Constellation International
Airline Code :  
VG Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Comments : Delsey was founded by Freddy Van Gaver as VG Airlines
Genealogy : VG Airlines >Delsey
Airline Code :  
Virgin Express   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments : Vizion Air operations started on 23Jan2013 with ad-hoc charter operations with Fokker 50
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
VLM Airlines (Vlaamse Luchttransportmaatschappij)  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2016
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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : VG : VLM
VLM Airlines Newco  added + updated
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2017)
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]
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Wallonair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1975 - 1979
Comments : Young Cargo was formed on 04Mar1974, by Edward Le Jeune to operate cargo charter services. Operations began in Apr1975
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CB : ---
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