After months of preparation and planning, Cargo B airlines has now received its AOC and Belgian authority permits and is now fully operational.

Niek van der Weide, Executive VP Sales and marketing, states ‘This is great news as from today we can now start operating charters. The regular scheduled services to Libreville-Johannesburg and Nairobi will start mid October with two weekly flights from Brussels. The second B747f has been received by Cargo B Airlines and will be in Brussels in the next two weeks.

Cargo B Airlines in phase one, will service African markets followed later by South America. Thereafter the company will consider operating to other destinations. Brussels is an ideal operational cargo hub for both export and import, with efficient road and rail connections as well as global passenger and cargo flights network. Working closely with the airport authorities, handlers, international and local forwarders and other carriers, Cargo B Airlines will provide the much needed main deck capacity to satisfy the current market demand and at the same time, reinforce the role of Brussels Airport as one of the world’s leading trade and cargo centres.