The future isn't that bad for the new Belgian airline DAT.
This is confirmed yesterday (03/12/2001), by the 2 frontpersons of the investment-group of Maurice Lippens and Etienne Davignon.
The situation around Flemish minister-president Dewael, was all a "misunderstanding".
The new company will start with more than enough money, that anounced was, but this doens't has to come from the gouvernments.
The business-plan exists of 2 fases.
The first fase, there will be a network of only European flights: 34 destinations, with 37 planes. Later there will be added 13 long-distance flights, plus 7 middle-long.
This should create around 2 000 jobs.
The first long-distance destinations would be 3 African's: Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali and Kinshasa.
And this should be ready by the end of this mounth, by Davignon and Co.
With the transatlantic flights will be waited untill next summer 2002.
The 2 persons, Lippens and Davignon said that the airline should be rendabel, even without the second fase.
An safety marge will be created in case that the 115 billion Euro, they need, not will be be found.