Meet Rackham

Meet Rackham

 

Disguised as the famous shark submarine from the Tintin album “Red Rackham’s Treasure”, our Airbus A320, baptized as “Rackham”, will cleave the air every day of the year in search of new adventures.

Not only the outside of the aircraft is painted in this spectacular Tintin livery. In addition, the atmosphere continues on the inside of the plane, where the rear cabin walls have also been reworked and carry images of Tintin and Captain Haddock from the same comic album.

What’s more, the album “Red Rackham's Treasure” is available for reading on board in Dutch, French and English language, allowing our guests – young and old – to dive into this adventure of Tintin and Snowy.

Never before has the legacy of Tintin’s creator Hergé been translated onto the fuselage of an aircraft. This unique project was made possible thanks to a co-operation between Brussels Airlines and Moulinsart, the company that protects and promotes the work of Hergé.

Tintin is a world famous Brussels-born character, a real ambassador of our home, Belgium. Just like we are: At Brussels Airlines, we are proud of bringing the best of Belgium to the world and the world to Belgium.

As a company, our goal is to bring people together and to make travelling a pleasure. Tintin is the ideal travel companion to help us do this: Adventurous, ambitious, friendly and naturally curious.


Together, we look forward to welcoming you onboard of our Rackham aircraft.

Questions about Rackham

Why did you choose Tintin?

Tintin is a world famous Brussels-born comic album character, a real ambassador of our home base, Belgium. Just like we are. Brussels Airlines has a long tradition of carrying out the best of Belgium to the world. Adventurous, ambitious, friendly and naturally curious, Tintin is the ideal travel partner for Brussels Airlines to help us do the job. The livery was created by the Belgian company Moulinsart, who are the owners of Hergé's legacy.

What does Rackham mean?

"Rackham" is derived from the name of a Tintin album called "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.

Several Tintin designs were on the table during the planning phase of the project, but it became clear very soon that for both Moulinsart and Brussels Airlines, it had to be the shark, as no one expects a shark in the sky.

What is the registration number of Rackham?

It is OO-SNB (or as we call her, when we speak to colleagues: "Sierra-November-Bravo")

Where will Rackham be next?

You can find the schedule for Rackham for the following three days below. The schedule listed is the most current, but please keep in mind that it can change last minute, and without notice.

How long will OO-SNB carry the Tintin livery?

The livery will stay until 2019.

Will there be more Brussels Airlines aircraft with a Tintin livery?

Who knows? There are so many more Tintin adventures to choose from to make another unique aircraft livery… Keep an eye on us!

Follow Rackham

The schedule listed is the most current, but please keep in mind that it can change last minute, and without notice.

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Your pictures of Rackham

We'd love to see your pictures of Rackham! Grab your camera, spot the plane and post your best shot on Instagram with #SNRackham. Your picture will be shown here on our official Rackham page.

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