Sobelair, the charter subsidiary of bankrupt Sabena, will be acquired by Belgian World Airlines, an investment company recently formed by entrepreneur Aldo Vastapane. A Brussels court ratified Vastapane's proposed business plan designed to rescue Sobelair and, in the longer term, boost revenues with scheduled flights to long-haul destinations such as Johannesburg and Moscow. Sobelair operates six Boeing 737s and two 767s.


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