Sabena phased out the last of its McDonnell Douglas DC-10s on 27 April, with one of two of the type leased from Lufthansa completing a service between Brussels and Chicago on 27 April. Sabena operated five of its own DC-10-30CFs from the early 1970s, but these were disposed of several years ago, after which Sabena leased two -30s from Lufthansa, while its six Airbus A340s were leased to Air France. The A340s have now been returned to the Belgian carrier, replacing the DC-10s.

Source: Flight International