News Listings for Valenciennes

  • VIDEO: Solar Impulse makes second attempt to reach Paris Le Bourget

    News | 14 Jun 2011 11:43 | Kerry Reals

    Solar Impulse's prototype aircraft is en route to Paris Le Bourget from Brussels Zaventum, following an earlier unsuccessful attempt in which the solar-powered...
  • Sabena strengthens Montreal Dorval schedule

    News | 03 May 1999 23:32 | Chris Kjelgaard

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Sabena is expanding its Brussels-Montreal Dorval schedule from four to six flights a week from 1 June, a year after re-launching operations on the route following a five-year absence.</P> <P>The carrier operates Boeing MD-11s on the Brussels-Montreal route, the aircraft configured to seat 48 passengers in business class and 149 in economy class.</P> <P>The Belgian airline had operated to Montreal from 1957 until 1993, and when it re-started service in 1998 it saw its fortunes on the route improve as a result of its flights being transferred from Mirabel Airport, unpopularly far from the city, to the much more accessible Dorval.</P> <P>Sabena's re-launch of Dorval service was part of an intercontinental schedule expansion in 1998 that saw the airline beginning flights to Newark, as well as adding flights and capacity on other US routes. Sabena has five other US gateways: Boston, New York JFK, Chicago, Cincinnati and Atlanta.</P> <P>It carr
  • French start-up to lease entire fleet from Flandre Air

    News | 01 Apr 1999 18:53 | Simon Warburton

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>French start-up carrier Aerolignes will eventually operate a fleet of eight Raytheon Beech 1900C and 1900 D aircraft on a lease basis from Flandre Air, exclusively serving domestic French routes.</P> <P>Based at Valenciennes in north-east France, Aerolignes is the result of collaboration between several Belgian investors and the Lille-Lesquin Airport-based Flandre Air, with operations due to start next week.</P> <P>Just one Ratheyon Beech 1900C aircraft has been delivered so far, destined for use on the inaugural daily route of Lille-Rennes-Brest The other seven are to be phased in during the year, as discussions about new routes take place with Flandre Air.</P> <P>Aerolignes' managing director, Rick Reinjtens, says: "We are operating as an outsourcing unit to start with and will fly under Air Libert&eacute; colours, but we are 100% independent.</P> <P>"We want to specialise in JAR 23 aircraft and as Flandre Air appears to want to special