A new Belgian charter airline, Belgiumexel, is being formed by the Exel Aviation Group of the Netherlands, to fill the void left by the demise of Sobelair. It will take over Sobelair's long-term contract with tour operator Thomas Cook Belgium to fly holidaymakers to Cuba, Kenya, Mexico and Zanzibar, using a Boeing 767-300ER. These flights have temporarily been taken over by charter airline Thomas Cook Airlines Germany using a Boeing 757. Exel, which owns KLMexel, Bonairexel and Hollandexel, will operate its new Belgian subsidiary from Brussels.

Source: Flight International