Scheduled Air Services

Scheduled air services are flights available to the public and carrying passengers, cargo and/or mail for remuneration and/or hire. They are operated as a series, either:

  • according to a published timetable;
  • or with flights so regular or frequent that they constitute a recognisably systematic series.

Community air carriers have the right to operate intra-Community scheduled air services. An authorization is not required, but the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) welcomes a notification.

Scheduled air services between Belgium and destinations outside the European Union are performed under the terms of bilateral agreements concluded between Belgium and third countries. Air carriers have to be designated to operate these services. Programmes for planned scheduled flights have to be submitted to the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority for approval before the start of each IATA-season. The submission should be done by the filing of a duly completed “Application Form C”.

Bilateral agreements are more and more replaced by agreements concluded on a European level between the European Union and its Member States and third countries.