More flights between Belgium and China following new aviation pact
There will be more flights between China and Belgium in the future, L'Echo reported on Thursday. An agreement has been reached between the Belgian Directorate General of Aviation (DGLV) and its Chinese counterpart.
The previous agreement was somewhat unbalanced. Belgian airlines were entitled to 28 flights a week to China, which had to be divided between passenger and cargo flights. Airlines operating from China had more than double the number of flights, with 60 flights to Belgium.
The office of Belgian Mobility minister Georges Gilkinet confirmed that a new agreement had been reached, "the result of a discussion conducted autonomously by the DGLV in accordance with the current legal framework". L'Echo reports that, with immediate effect, connections have been increased to 50 flights per week for airlines based in Belgium and 70 flights per week for airlines based in China.
From the summer season of 2025, these figures should rise to 60 and 77, respectively. From the summer of 2027, the number of flights will increase to 84 for each country.
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