SIX PASSENGER TICKETS AND BAGGAGE CHECKS
Prix régulier 120,00 € TTC 6%
|Book cover finish||Stapled|
|Special features||Insert, Interlard, Handwritten notes, 4 pages are missing ( the ones issued in 1957 and 1960 )
|Number of pages||49|
|Year of issue||1957 - 1999|
|Languages||Dutch ( Belgium ), French, German, English|
|Size||10.5 x 22.125 x 0.750 cm|
Today, we offer for sale these rare items - one along with its folder - issued by the late Sabena Airlines between 1957 and 1999. Here is the list :
March 23rd, 1957
The folder, which is damaged, has been printed in Belgium by Linsmo, S.A. Bruxelles. On the other hand, the passenger ticket and baggage check ( Form 082 - 2, No. 1227261 ) is in good condition ( two pages are missing ). It has been issued in Liège ( province of Liège, Belgium ). The passenger, Miss Françis, used this ticket to fly from Brussels ( Zaventem, province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium ) to London ( England, United Kingdom ), and then returned to Brussels.
Undated ( probably between 1950 and 1960 )
The passenger ticket and baggage check ( Form 082 - 2, No. 6497371 ) has been folded in two. The passenger, Mister Raymond Massaux, used this ticket to fly from Usumbura ( present - day Bujumbura, Burundi ) to Kigali ( Rwanda ).
August 19th, 1960
The passenger ticket and baggage check ( Form 082 - 2, No. 2607290 ) has been folded in two. The passenger, Mister Raymond Massaux, used this ticket to fly from Brussels ( Zaventem, present - day province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium ) to Usumbura ( present - day Bujumbura, Burundi ). Two pages are missing.
March 20th, 1964
The passenger ticket and baggage check ( Form 082 - 2, No. 3827740 ) has been issued in Brussels ( Belgium ). The passenger, Mister Gendebien, used this ticket to fly from Hamburg ( Germany ) to Düsseldorf ( North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany ), and then to Brussels ( Zaventem, present - day province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium ).
The passenger ticket and baggage check ( Form 082 - 2, No. 2414800 2 ) has been issued in Deinze ( province of East Flanders, Belgium ). It has been delivered to Mister Raymond Massaux.
October 8th, 1999
The passenger ticket and baggage check has been delivered to Mister Karl - Heinz Zierock. He used it to fly from Brussels ( Zaventem, present - day province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium ) to Hamburg ( Germany ) on November 5th, and then returned to Brussels on November 8th.
At the end of the First World War, the S.N.E.T.A. ( Syndicat National pour l’Étude du Transport Aérien ) considers the creation of commercial lines in both Europe and Africa. In 1920, this initiative becomes reality from Haren Airport ( Brussels, Belgium ), with the launch of an civil air fleet made up of military aircraft reconverted into civil airliners, which criss - crossed Europe ( Brussels - London and Brussels - Paris routes ) and the Belgian Congo colony ( opening of a Léopoldville - Stanleyville section ).
Building on successes generated during this first leg, the S.N.E.T.A. promotes the adoption - by the Belgian government - of a plan to create a national airline in charge of taking over the present aerial legacy, and to expand it as well. Thus was born the Société Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne ( S.A.B.E.N.A., May 23rd, 1923 - November 7th, 2001 ) - that we all know by the acronym Sabena - to which a new mission is assigned : to operate aerial links between Belgium and the Belgian Congo.
Between February 12th and April 3rd, 1925, the aviators Edmond Thieffry ( 1892 - 1929 ), Léopold Roger and Joseph De Brycker managed to ferry their three - engined Handley Page W.8e, nicknamed " Princesse Marie - José ", from Brussels to Léopoldville ( present - day Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo ). This exploit will be the beginning of future development of very important air links between Belgium and the African continent ( creation of the Belgium - Congo airline in 1935 ).
In 1929, Sabena is notably equipped with aircraft of type Fokker for its European operation network, as well as Savoia - Marchetti with regard to Africa. After the outbreak of the Second World War ( September 1st, 1939 ), the invasion of Belgium ( from May 10th to May 28th, 1940 ) marks the suspension of the airline activities on the national territory,... but not in Belgian Congo !
After 1945 and the defeat of the Axis forces, Sabena resumed its activities, and this in a very important pattern of commercial air transport. Under the leadership of Anselme " Selmo " Vernieuwe D.F.C. ( 1916 - 1984 ) - bomber pilot in the R.A.F. during the war - many Belgian R.A.F. and S.A.A.F. airmen come " to swell the ranks ", including Georges " Poupa " Jaspis D.F.C. ( 1916 - 2007 ), Robert " Bobby " Laumans ( 1920 - 2014 ), Guy " Kéké " Gigot ( 1922 - 1982 ) and Fernand " Ferdie " Jaumoulle ( 1921 - 2020 ). With the generalisation of hostesses on board, including Amanda " Mouchka " Stassart ( 1923 - 2013 ), the airline acquired DC - 4s, DC - 6s and DC - 7s, then entered the jet engine age with the Boeing 707, followed by the DC - 10 and the Boeing 747.
From 1946 to its declaration of bankruptcy, the Belgian national airline has never ceased to extend its network across four continents, with a particular focus on the African routes. However, in spite of its many activities, Sabena has never been a very profitable commercial enterprise. Despite many efforts, by practising budget cuts and in terms of human resources, the enterprise will be unable to eliminate its liabilities and will be declared bankrupt on November 7th, 2001. Swissair ( its main partner ) also declared itself bankrupt just before.
In 2002, SN Brussels Airlines succeeded the late Sabena and, in November 2006, announced its " marriage " with Virgin, to form a new airline : Brussels Airlines.
( sources : Wikipedia, Ciel de Gloire, Geneanet, www.350sqn.be, www.aviation-photographie.net, www.cairn.info, www.belgiumwwii.be, www.auschwitz.be )