2018 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

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ostair
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Re: 2018 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Post by ostair » 02 Jan 2018, 21:09

Industrial action avoided at OST.

Aviapartner management has agreed to give 3 part-time staffmembers a fulltime and give some agency staff and fixed term contract.
Problems with AP has seen diverted TUIfly and Egyptair Cargo flights.

AP management is blamed for some problems with other carriers, mainly problems due to shortness of staff.

ostair
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Re: 2018 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Post by ostair » 05 Jan 2018, 14:41

Less passengers in 2017 compared to 2016.
Ostend airport had about 70.000 passengers less compared to 2016.(Brussels attacks)
But compared to 2015, they had 15% more or 365.345 compared to 276.000 in 2015.
Thanks to TUIfly who is the only passengerairline at the airport and will be for a long time...

Freight went up by 5.2% to 23.396 tons way under the figures compared to the period 2005-2013.
There were some signs of a recovery at the end of 2017.

http://kw.knack.be/west-vlaanderen/nieu ... 93621.html

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Re: 2018 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Post by ostair » 13 Jan 2018, 03:45

Plans for 2018:

Terminal:
-A familyroom will be installed by Easter this year with a capacity of 250 passengers.
-By the summer a second luggagebelt will be ready in the arrivalshall. With the removal of the "cockpitbar", this hall will be larger now
-By the end of February the outside works on the front wall be completed.
-Belgawel is currently looking for staff for its tax free shop which will be opening soon.

Traffic:
-Fenair handling is due to start on 1 April 2018.
-The airport is in close negociations with a airline to start a line to MAN or LCY(VLM airlines??)
-A cargo airline(Qatar?) has expressed interest in the ex MK airlines terminal

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