Search found 784 matches

by BrightCedars
20 Jun 2019, 09:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1345
Views: 299944

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

When you see that the metro, even at the stop called Kraainem, is strictly on Brussels region soil, and that the new tram lines in Evere are stopping at the Brussels-Flanders region border to meet future trams coming from Flanders... I wouldn't hold my breath.
by BrightCedars
17 Jun 2019, 10:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A320 and A320neo news
Replies: 131
Views: 48391

Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

So the A321XLR is officially launched today and it seems MEA of Lebanon will be a launch customer for thin routes between Beirut and West Africa, Kinshasa is also in the cards.
by BrightCedars
06 May 2019, 08:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 05/05/2019 Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet emergency landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport - 41 fatalities
Replies: 24
Views: 1375

Re: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2019

At the same time Aeroflot has very recently placed a billboard at Brussels Airport departure hall advertising flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka. It wasn't there on May 1st and I saw it last night. I feel sorry for them.
by BrightCedars
11 Apr 2019, 11:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 422
Views: 173257

Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

sn26567 wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:17
Belgium will get an A330MRTT.
Is that practical & safe to transport our dignitaries? :D
by BrightCedars
10 Apr 2019, 12:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 227
Views: 28840

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

From Palma to Newcastle rather, or did Brexit England switch to Spanish? The sky does look English though...
by BrightCedars
25 Mar 2019, 13:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: King Philippe in Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 1659

Re: King Philippe in Korea

Conti764 wrote:
25 Mar 2019, 12:43
Maybe giving Asiana the final push towards a direct ICN-BRU?
That existed before, what makes you think they would come back?
by BrightCedars
19 Mar 2019, 10:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3726
Views: 1146663

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Brussels Airlines, a.k.a. Eurowings will get a shitload of used A330s it seems. Not necessarily a problem tough. I didn't mean it as a problem, the A330 can offer a very comfortable ride and I agree that SN doesn't have +11hrs destinations for now. Nor could they with this fleet if they wanted to...
by BrightCedars
19 Mar 2019, 10:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?
Replies: 32
Views: 2584

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Atlantis wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 13:29
Maybe not in the right topic but still about the future of BRU.
Worthy of it's own topic don't you think?
by BrightCedars
14 Mar 2019, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3726
Views: 1146663

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Brussels Airlines, a.k.a. Eurowings will get a shitload of used A330s it seems. I just hope that LH Group will take this into account when they compare the efficiency and returns of each component in the group. SN/EW may very well use BRU as a hub for long-haul flights but that doesn't seem to be a...
by BrightCedars
14 Mar 2019, 13:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3726
Views: 1146663

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Brussels Airlines, a.k.a. Eurowings will get a shitload of used A330s it seems. I just hope that LH Group will take this into account when they compare the efficiency and returns of each component in the group. SN/EW may very well use BRU as a hub for long-haul flights but that doesn't seem to be a ...
by BrightCedars
12 Mar 2019, 12:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new Istanbul Airport on 6 April 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 3096

Re: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new airport on 6 April 2019

I'm pretty sure this could have been organised differently and more gradually, not to mention they could have planned this a long time ago and not book people on that day. I hope the new airport is better equipped to deal with snow that the old one otherwise it's going to be an even greater mess whe...
by BrightCedars
06 Mar 2019, 09:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group
Replies: 27
Views: 2093

Re: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group

sn26567 wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 21:24
French and Dutch governments agree to work together to scrutinise the governance, ownership structure, and long-term strategy of Air France KLM.

Government meddling in a private company?
Shareholders overseeing their investment as a good parent?
by BrightCedars
06 Mar 2019, 09:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?
Replies: 25
Views: 2951

Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels ?

I tend to agree with the conclusion that the plane is an overkill on this route and that a fast reliable rail link shall replace it given that: There is a frequent connection from AMS to Brussels Midi or Central or North There is a frequent connection from BRU to Amsterdam CS and Paris North There i...
by BrightCedars
04 Mar 2019, 14:12
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Trip report - TUI BE there and back: Canary Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Trip report - TUI BE there and back: Canary Islands

luchtzak wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 12:00
Do you have some pictures of your flights?
Sorry, no significant pictures.
by BrightCedars
04 Mar 2019, 09:59
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Trip report - TUI BE there and back: Canary Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Trip report - TUI BE there and back: Canary Islands

Introduction On February 23rd, 2019 I had the privilege to take what is my 400th flight, excluding two Cessna flights in Temploux, a balloon trip across the Walloon Brabant, and countless jumps and falls :) . Coincidentally, first flight back on December 10th, 1983 was also heading to the Canary Is...
by BrightCedars
04 Mar 2019, 08:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group
Replies: 27
Views: 2093

Re: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group

I can only support the Dutch government's will to have an equal share and say in the group. At the end of the day it is votes and seats that matter in the decision making process and this will reinforce their voice. Honestly it's quite funny when you see that the French are arguing that AF saved KL....
by BrightCedars
12 Feb 2019, 09:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 56714

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I second that! SN's network in Africa is no leader by far. If is it indeed the intention of the LH group to occupy Africa using SN, the clock has been ticking for quite a while! They need to add more destinations and they need to add the minimum Intercontinental feed that makes sense at BRU as well....
by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2019, 10:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 56714

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I like the name Brussels Airlines but I'm not feeling so attached to it. However I love their Belgian touch and I would hate to loose that and for them to be a carrier like any other. I find this differentiation important. I'm not saying I'm ready to pay much of a premium for it though. So if Eurowi...
by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2019, 08:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 33469

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Checked out their website this morning. Only HKG in the destinations list, what happened to the others? Will they open reservations a few days before or are they concentrating on ACMI flights?
The local leader SN is taking a pause in long-haul this year, could be the right time for KF to fly West.
by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2019, 08:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 419
Views: 56714

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

In the news this morning, Brussels Airlines will most likely re-brand to Eurowings in Europe. Free source (in French): https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviation/brussels-airlines-bientot-rebaptisee-en-europe/10089698.html In a nutshell: re-brand in Europe, no new long-haul destinations in 2019, begg...