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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by DIBO » 26 Nov 2017, 19:55

sn26567 wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 19:15
But in OST, TUI is alone! No competition whatsoever!
Of course, but I think the question of ostair referred to the overlap between RYR & TUI at CRL, where they seem to be able to handle the competition. But regarding OST, as TUI is the first operator in years giving some future for the airport, I think one should give some leeway to TUI for a few years, although probably not enforceable because of EU rules (same applies for TUI at ANR).

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by ostair » 26 Nov 2017, 22:00

sn26567 wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 19:15
DIBO wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 16:41
2. Some RYR & TUI destinations from CLR overlap: Crete, Fez, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Nador, Rhodes, Oujda, ...
Thanks for this. But in OST, TUI is alone! No competition whatsoever!
This is what I meant.
No competition in OST but competition at CRL and BRU on the same routes, yet they still fly from these airports.

Then again its better to have one bird in the hand than...

Thanks for the info on FENAIR.

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by Sai » 27 Nov 2017, 02:05

ostair wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 22:03
The airport building is having a external "facelift".
Concrete decay has been removed and repaired and a part of the building will be repainted.
Any before / after pics? Or renders of the present vd future look? ;)
Or is it just a new layer of paint?
Thx

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by Yuqu12 » 27 Nov 2017, 15:11

DIBO wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 19:55
sn26567 wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 19:15
But in OST, TUI is alone! No competition whatsoever!
Of course, but I think the question of ostair referred to the overlap between RYR & TUI at CRL, where they seem to be able to handle the competition. But regarding OST, as TUI is the first operator in years giving some future for the airport, I think one should give some leeway to TUI for a few years, although probably not enforceable because of EU rules (same applies for TUI at ANR).
I don't think that this could be a violation of the rules on state aid, as the airport is obviously no state. This could however indeed be a violation of the principle of the free market.

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by ostair » 27 Nov 2017, 22:29

Sai wrote:
27 Nov 2017, 02:05
ostair wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 22:03
The airport building is having a external "facelift".
Concrete decay has been removed and repaired and a part of the building will be repainted.
Any before / after pics? Or renders of the present vd future look? ;)
Or is it just a new layer of paint?
Thx
Pics can be found on their Facebook page.
They did some works on the decaying concrete and gave the building a lick of fresh paint.

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by FLYAIR10 » 07 Dec 2017, 15:43

TRAFFIC FIGURES NOVEMBER 2017
Comparison between November 2017 and November 2016
Passengers
17,880 in November 2017 compared to 18,708 in November 2016 (-4.4%)

Movements
1,363 in November 2017 compared to 1,537 in November 2016 (-11.3%)

Freights/tons
3,560 tons in November 2017 compared to 2,148 tons in November 2016 (+65.7%) > best cargo month of 2017
More cargo but less passengers for the month of November. The fact that the Brugge and Gent Football teams were eliminated in the CL and EL that early was a pity. If that would not have been the case, the PAX figure would maybe have been slightly positive...

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by DIBO » 07 Dec 2017, 16:10

What surprises me (not knowing the usual pax numbers) that OST with much more TUI destinations, often with substantially larger ac B738 vs E190 and more flights per day, only has a similar monthly pax total similar to ANR. There are more movements at ANR, but those flight are mainly with much less pax per plane.

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by ostair » 07 Dec 2017, 21:20

@DIBO the pax numbers for November are not published by Aena but the ones for October are.
Antwerp 2589 to and from Barcelona, Ostend had 2419.
Except of the summer most flights are operated with a E190 from OST.

As for the downfall in pax numbers at OST, this is a result of putting all your money on one horse.


@FLYAIR10 You forgot the early elimination of KV OOSTENDE and the elemination of Zulte Waregem is also a fact. No more football charters early next year for OST. It started good...next season hopefully better.

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by sn26567 » 07 Dec 2017, 23:16

ostair wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 21:20
As for the downfall in pax numbers at OST, this is a result of putting all your money on one horse.
Does Marcel Buelens still staunchly oppose the arrival of Ryanair at OST ?
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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by ostair » 08 Dec 2017, 01:30

He can't object or refuse any Ryanair operation as long as they pay the usual fares which they won't.
Ryanair wants discounts and or state aid from regional airports.

So far the aid has gone to JAF/TUI for their Malage route which turn to be popular....

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by ostair » 08 Dec 2017, 01:40

Mr Buelens is active on twitter or via marcel.buelens@ostendairport.aero

OST airport can kiss their both hands to have such a personality, Marcel is very down to earth also for airport spotters.

@sn26579 Its your turn whenever MoL appears for a pressconference to ask him about OST.
So far talks but no planes ready is the excuse.
Time to confront him, talks, planes, not welcome..lol

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by FLYAIR10 » 08 Dec 2017, 11:58

@FLYAIR10 You forgot the early elimination of KV OOSTENDE and the elemination of Zulte Waregem is also a fact. No more football charters early next year for OST. It started good...next season hopefully better.
@ostair. yes. you are absolutely right. How can I forget about the rednosed and colourfull DAT plane transferring "da weireldploegsje" to MRS. And also SVZW contributed to the OST-pax figures. Unfortunately not long enough though.. :( Hopefully next year better indeed.

Talking about football and the WC 2018 in Russia, I was wondering if it would not be possible to think about charter(s) to Kaliningrad,Sochi or Moscow from OST(and ANR). Apparently there is a lot of interest to go to these places as the Belgian football federation is already requesting extra tickets to the FIFA. Those supporters have to get there(and back) and going by scheduled airlines,bus,train or car are not the best options IMHO... 8-)

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