In the last years before bankruptcy, Sabena used to serve the following destinations:
- up to three daily flights until the very end, operated with Airbus equipment, and before that with B742 and B743.
- a daily flight, which was closed a couple of months before the end of the airline. EWR
was opened in 1998, as a cooperation with Citybird, and operated for a couple of seasons with MD11. After that, it became an Airbus route.
- daily flight until the very end, operated with Airbus equipment. One of the last routes operated with A310.
- daily flight until the very end, operated with Airbus equipment. Before that, ORD
was the last station to receive the DC10 in 1998 and the B743 in 2000.
- daily flight operated with A342/343, then MD11 and then B743, before returning to A343. Operations started on May 15, 1997, and the flight was closed in March 2000, as the cooperation with Delta came to an end. One of Sabena's more successful routes.
- daily flight operated with A332/A343, until August 6, 2000, when the cooperation with Delta came to an end.
- the substitute of the ATL
flight, as SN
started cooperating with AA
. Daily flight with A332 until the very end.
- daily operation, started on May 15, 1998, with an MD11 leased from City Bird. The route later switched to A332/333/342/343. Yields were good in summer but weak in winter.
As part of its cooperation with City Bird, Sabena operated twice weekly for to GRU
with MD11 for about a year, under a code share agreement with VARIG. The flight was never a big success and was stopped. Daylight operation on the BRU
- daily flight, operated with B743, then A342, and then MD11. The daylight flight ex BRU
was never a big success, and in its last days of existence, Sabena's management scrapped the JNB
route. Sabena cooperated with Nationwide airlines out of JNB
for onward connections to CPT
West Africa - extensive coverage including the cities of Dakar, Banjul, Bamako, Lome, Lagos, Conakry, Ouagadougou, Douala, Yaounde, Abidjan, Monrovia and others. Earlier, Sabena had also operated to Ilha do SAl, Freetown, Nouakchott and Libreville, but those routes were closed. Flights to Dakar and Banjul were operated by Sobelair, the rest of the network by A332/333 and later MD11. Earlier the A310 was deployed mainly on the West African network.
Central and East Africa - flights to Nairobi, Kigali, Entebbe-Kampala, Kinshasa, and earlier to Brazaville and Bujumbura. Opertions with A330/340, and before with MD11 (NBO, KIG, EBB) and B743 (FIH).
- thrice and later four weekly services from BRU
, with B743 and later A342/343. The NRT
flight was a loss maker.
- Sabena opened a thrice weekly flight to MAA in 1999. Flights were operated until the airline collapsed with A332. Good loads but poor yields.
- B763ER flights operated by Sobelair, were bookable under SN
flight number for a while.
Earlier, up until the late 1980s, Sabena used to maintain a much larger intercontinental network, with particularly in Asia a wide range of destinations that were all closed down, including Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta and Manila.