This morning, there has been small press conference to inform the press (of course) and some of the employees of Delsey Airlines about the future of Delsey Airlines (VG Airlines).
The possible investor is 'L-Air', a French airline. Since Air France apparently has a monopoly on certain routes out of CDG (or maybe even the whole of France), L-Air would like to use BRU as its base.
L-Air would like to fly to Africa and the Caribbean Islands, mostly to French colonies.
In an interview, somebody (I think one of the Delsey Airlines administrators) said that they are thinking of using the A340 (!). Yup, that's right, so long for the A330...
L-Air would like to commence services out of BRU by early next year (January or February 2003). So, it appears that the Delsey employees will be without a job for at least a couple of months.
But, before L-Air will takeover Delsey Airlines, the administrators will try to find out if L-Air is not in financial trouble itself. If that's the case, the whole plan will probably be cancelled.
To be continued, that's for sure!
Ivan Coninx - Brussels Aviation Photography