Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two Airbus A330-900s that will be used to replace A340s in its fleet.

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered twinjet has been configured with 30 business, 21 premium-economy and 235 economy seats, Airbus says.

Air Belgium A330neo

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Cirium fleets data shows that the two A330neos are managed by Air Lease.

In July, Air Belgium said the first A330neo would be used to launch a twice-weekly service from Brussels to Mauritius on 15 October, and that the second was scheduled for delivery in November.

Brussels Charleroi-based Air Belgium has yet to provide comment on the delivery.

The airline has three A340-300s – one listed as being in storage – and four A330-200Fs. The Trent 700-powered freighters are owned and managed by CMA CGM Air Cargo.

Air Belgium’s website indicates that its A340s are being operated with two different cabin layouts – with and without premium economy.

Air Belgium Airbus A330neo

Source: Airbus