Airlines Remembered

Virgin Express

Photos © R.Leeuw

Ceased operations: 2007 (merged)
Homebase: Brussels, Belgium
Founded: 1991
ICAO callsign: Virgin Express
Operations: Passengers

Boeing 737-3M8 OO-LTM (c/n 25070, line nbr 2037) is seen here on final into BRU / EBBR on 07Sep01.

By early 2006 Virgin Express operated Boeing 737-300 (OO-LTM, OO-VEG, OO-VEH, OO-VEN, OO-VEX) and 737-400 (OO-VBR, OO-VEJ, VEK, OO-VEP, OO-VES) aircraft.

The company was founded in 1991 as EBA Eurobelgian Airlines.
In 2007 Virgin Express merged with SN Brussels Airlines (built on the remains of SABENA). Their paths had crossed earlier, operating on a code-sharing agreement, but this ended in 2002.
The merger between SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express was announced as far back as in 2004 and from the start it intended to operate under a new brand, merging to SN Airholding and Virgin Express to continue under its own identity for 2 more years.
Now the time has come to continue under the new name: Brussels Airlines.

Virgin Express on

AeroTransport Data Bank
JP Airline Fleets, 2006 edition

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