The airline company Air Belgium will inaugurate tomorrow its new link between Brussels and Punta Cana, via Curaçao on the return. The arrival of its second Airbus A330neo is imminent.
As announced in early October, the Belgian company is offering from December 15, 2021 two weekly flights between Brussels-Zaventem and Punta Cana airport, operated by Airbus A330-900 which can accommodate 30 passengers in Business class, 21 in Premium and 235 in Economy (the inaugural flight would be operated by A340-300). Departures are scheduled Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. to arrive at 3:15 p.m. in the Dominican Republic, leave at 4:30 p.m. to land at 6:10 p.m. in Curaçao-Hato at 6:10 p.m. then the next day at 10:00 a.m. in the Belgian capital.
Air Belgium competes with TUI fly Belgium to the Dominican Republic, a route which “expands the offer available for passengers wishing to travel to the most popular of the Caribbean destinations”.
And above all “replaces” the one to Fort-de-France in Martinique, abandoned due to the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Antilles island. Anne-Catherine Paul, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director of the Belgian company, explained at the beginning of October: “The health situation in the French Antilles is not improving. The level of vaccination of the population is still too low and does not bode well for rapid improvement. Travelers need visibility and a minimum of confidence. ” In Charleroi, the resumption of flights to Martinique is currently scheduled for early February 2022, those to Guadeloupe are currently operated twice a week.