Meet Magritte"Ceci n’est pas un avion." It is a lot more than just an aircraft. It is a dedication to one of the greatest Belgian artists, René Magritte. A Belgian icon with the gift to look at things like no one else could and who revealed the world to us from a different angle. This is why we have created Magritte, an Airbus A320 in honour of the painter.
Covered with the famous clouds and birds taken from three of René Magritte’s paintings, this surrealistic aircraft will paint the European skies for 6 years to come.
René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist who had the rare gift to look at things in a very unique way. His works are praised all over the world today, and can be described as illusions and dreams roaming freely where the notion of “time” is absent. This is similar to what we experience when we are up in the sky.
Magritte, the second Brussels Airlines A320 in a series of aircrafts dedicated to Belgian icons, was welcomed on 21 March 2016 (Watch here the video of the reveal). It was made possible thanks to a collaboration between the airline and the Magritte Foundation.
Indeed, if René Magritte were to have seen this plane, he would probably have said "This is not an airplane - this is only the image of an airplane." Now it’s up to you to discover his world on board our Magritte aircraft…