Rackham, still one of the most photographed aeroplanes in the world, will be part of the Brussels Airlines fleet until 2026. As Rackham reached its repainting deadline, Moulinsart and Brussels Airlines agreed to prolong their partnership and restore the aircraft painting in its original state, meaning that Rackham will stay in the airline’s fleet for at least five more years.
The plane’s name comes from Tintin’s album the “Red Rackham’s Treasure”, in which Tintin and Captain Haddock navigate a shark-shaped submarine in search of the treasure of a pirate called Red Rackham.
While the painting on the outside remains almost identical, the interior of the aircraft has been upgraded with more Tintin illustrations by the hand of Hergé. Passengers can really feel part of the great adventures of the young reporter. Tintin is not only an adventurer but also a really curious traveler! The Belgian airline couldn’t ask for a better character to fly with.