City Bird, Belgium's new international carrier, took delivery on 13 December of its first McDonnell Douglas (MDC) MD-11, leased from MDC. The General Electric CF6-80C2-powered aircraft will be operated in a two-class, 371-seat layout on services from Brussels to various US points, including Miami, New York and San Francisco. The airline was formed by Victor Hasson, who is president of the Belgian hotel chain City Hotels and was founder of EuroBelgian Airlines, which is now controlled by Virgin and trades as Virgin Express.

Source: Flight International