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In the colors of partner John Mahieu Aviation, this Lokheed Hudson carried COBETA titles between 1949-1951.  (Photo: collection Christian Ueten)



Base: Brussels (Haren, Melsbroek)
ICAO: COB (not official)
Fleet: 4x C-47/C-53 (OO-APB, OO-APB(2), OO-APC, OO-AWZ) + several C47s of Scottish Aviation (G-AJBD carried COBETA titles), 1x Lockheed Hudson (OO-APM)
History: Compagnie Belge de Transport Aériens (COBETA) was formed on April 16 1946 to provide scheduled / charter pax and cargo services from its Brussels-Haren base. Scheduled operations in cooperation with Scottish Aviation to Manchester started on July 17 1947. Other scheduled destinations included Heathrow, Glasgow, Frankfurt and Munich. From 1948 on the company cooperated with John Mahieu Aviation using some of its airplanes. Financial troubles from 1951 onwards lead to a slow down in business and on February 3 1954 the company was dismantled all together.


Belgian Airlines