Air Belgium will welcome the Belgian Royal Family onboard its direct flight to South Africa on the occasion of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s state visit from 22 to 27 March. This historic visit will include a series of business and government meetings, as well as cultural exchanges and tours of the country’s many landmarks.
The visit highlights the strong relationship and economic ties between Belgium and South Africa. Since 1994 there has been an exchange of numerous high-level visits. However, this is the first State Visit from the Belgian Royal Couple to South Africa.
Air Belgium is facilitating important connections between the two nations, as a direct link between South Africa and Belgium is essential for creating economic opportunities and promoting cultural exchange.
“Our direct flights between Brussels and Johannesburg provide not only convenience for travellers, but also valuable economic opportunities. The presence of the Belgian Royal Family highlights the mutual respect and admiration between the two nations. We believe this visit is a significant milestone for Air Belgium, and we look forward to the many opportunities that will arise as a result of it,” says Niky Terzakis, Air Belgium CEO.