Delta Air Transport (DAT) has announced that it is adopting the name SN Brussels Airlines. The change marks the culmination of efforts to build a new Belgian national airline from the former subsidiary of defunct SABENA. The rather awkard new name combines SABENA’s long-established “SN” code with the name of the airline’s base. It was chosen from among 50 proposed names. SN Brussels Airlines has also acquired the rights to SABENA’s “S” logo, and adopted a new livery derived from the last SABENA livery. The first Avro RJ should be painted in the new colors by the end of the month. The new airline will combine DAT’s six BAe 146-200s, fourteen Avro RJ85s, and twelve RJ100s with some of SABENA’s Airbus A319s and A320s. Airbus A330s will also be obtained, initially on a wet-lease basis, to re-open some of SABENA’s long-haul routes, including its routes to Africa. Talks with Virgin Express about a possible merger are continuing.