In a time of low cost, we would almost forget there was a time when traveling by airplane belonged to the top of glamour.
Among the airlines , that realised many dreams, Sabena belonged to the top for decades. Their slogan You’re in good hands promised to rhyme transport with comfort.
The exhibition Sabena. Travel in Style immerses you in the enchanting world of SABENA, the Belgian World Airlines.
Without nostalgia or bias, the exhibition reveals the history, founded in 1923 under the acronym Société Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne. SABENA was the third oldest airline of the world. The exhibition shows the beginning in the airport of Haren until the abrupt ending in 2001, their international developments in the four continents and their regional helicopter network.
The visitor will discover original objects, several scale airplane models, uniforms, posters, photos, movies and some gadgets and other souvenirs from private and public collections. These illustrate the 78 years this commercial air company was in service.
Special attention to the leading players in this extraordinary adventure, they called themselves the Sabéniens, showing their commitment to the company.
The exhibition reproduces the full experience going from the check-in, the boarding and the flight itself with the service and comfort, which made this an experience reserved exclusively for the upper class.