Mr Francken told the daily that these ‘Special Flights’ formed a priority for his department.
“I want to increase the number of charter flights from one a quarter to one a month. The next six flights for the first months of 2015 have already been scheduled. Countries in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe are the destinations.”
Twelve flights with 30 passengers on board each go would mean 360 people are being expelled a year. The figure is greater than in previous years, but still a fraction of the total number of illegal aliens in Belgium.
Theo Francken: “The flights will also have an impact as a deterrent in these countries of origin.”
The plane being used for the expulsions is the same one used by King Filip when he travels abroad.
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