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by BrightCedars
28 Nov 2019, 13:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126816

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

The absence of AA is really something strange if you ask me, wherever from in the USA.

SA never served BRU if I'm not mistaken, or that must be over 30 years ago?!

From the Far East we have MH, MU, OZ and of course SQ who have come and gone.

Or the famous TP LIS-BRU-MFM ;)
by BrightCedars
21 Nov 2019, 10:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5891

Re: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020

Free market economy is like the theory of evolution: survival of the fittest.
Not all contenders will remain but in the end the best operator should prevail.
by BrightCedars
20 Nov 2019, 08:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5891

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

I drove twice to AMS this year to take the much cheaper HV direct flight AMS-BEY. If they start such a flight in BRU, I'll be delighted. ME is abusive in terms of prices and SN sadly isn't looking at BEY. HV serve AMS, ORY and LYS-BEY so it's not impossible.
by BrightCedars
18 Nov 2019, 11:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 439
Views: 213401

Re: Airbus A350 XWB news

Seems EK is pushing A359 order from 30 to 50 (or 80?) and might be dropping A339.
by BrightCedars
12 Nov 2019, 13:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348374

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

If you're going to keep a business class on your planes then it makes sense to reserver some bundled perks to differentiate that offering. Moving away from EW model and closer to LH model could also mean simplifying the tarif classes vis-à-vis the cabin classes. Maybe business will become a bit more...
by BrightCedars
08 Nov 2019, 09:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 358
Views: 166681

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Why not start from Brussels and be member of OW ? SN is killed by LH, why not another solution for BRU ? I like the way you think. Well, we know from fact that BRU was too greedy to lure KF. Not sure if IAG has interest in setting up competition in their backyard, esp. KF is geared towards long haul.
by BrightCedars
08 Nov 2019, 09:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348374

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

SN will not fail to reboot. This morning, CEO Christina Foerster and CFO Dieter Vranckx both said that SN WILL reach an 8% EBIT margin in 2022, whatever it takes to get there. My hopes are with you. The next two years will be particurarly testing with a slowing economy, the prospect of recession, a...
by BrightCedars
07 Nov 2019, 13:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348374

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Can you then explain that SN is still not mentionned as STAR Member ? Sure, the people in charge of the magazine have not been informed of SN's new status as not being hidden under the EW umbrella, or didn't act on it yet. We should rejoice: SN is given a chance to move away from the EW model and p...
by BrightCedars
30 Oct 2019, 08:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport's potential cooperation with Brussels Airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 1589

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

However, expecting others to come up with the cash and do all of the heavy lifting for you, so you can lean back and pocket the extra revenues streaming in from their increased activities without having done any upfront investments is not going to work, i'm afraid. Luftansa can spend its money else...
by BrightCedars
29 Oct 2019, 11:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3920
Views: 1363522

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Despite having a younger long haul fleet made up with the latest version of a classic aircraft coming from reputable operators, SN still operates in what remains one of the most difficult area in the world, although I'm sure there has been progress since Sabena's days. And we all know that they cann...
by BrightCedars
25 Oct 2019, 10:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348374

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I wonder why people are insisting SN needs to deploy A330's accross the Atlantic. From BRU the A321(X)LR aircraft is a perfectly capable aircraft. You can fit a cosy 2x2 side by side or 1x1 slanted C product, a PE with some extra legroom and a good economy cabin. This can work also for Africa and fo...
by BrightCedars
23 Oct 2019, 09:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126816

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

rwandan-flyer wrote:
22 Oct 2019, 22:21
Air New Zealand to axe London flights after 36 years
Not quite BRU related but a news bomb none the less. So they'll fly 3x week nonstop to NYC, I guess they'll still fly to LAX, and are pointing at SIN for transfers to London and Europe.
by BrightCedars
21 Oct 2019, 08:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3920
Views: 1363522

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

DeltaWiskey wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 22:34
SNG in December.
Is that an A320 or a typo for an A330?

Will the 3x A330-200 be replaced by newer birds or does the fleet shrink?
by BrightCedars
11 Oct 2019, 11:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348374

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Flew OO-SNN in Eurowings colors yesterday evening from CPH to BRU. Crew didn't mention anything and it must be a bit confusing to passengers not in the know to end up in this aircraft. Good flight, as usual with SN.
by BrightCedars
30 Sep 2019, 13:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 201
Views: 129801

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

Air Astana in the first-half of October 2019 plans to operate Nur-Sultan – Brussels service, on board Boeing 767 aircraft. Based on schedule listing, the airline plans to operate service on 11OCT19 and 14OCT19. (Brussels departure on 14OCT19 will operate Brussels – Almaty routing). KC573 TSE1200 – ...
by BrightCedars
26 Sep 2019, 10:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348374

SN has lost the battle of Africa

I've been contributing in various topics over the past weeks and months and figured a dedicated topic will be more beneficial. The title is provocative but it is my view on the situation and is intended at fostering discussions. SN has had some growth on its existing markets in Africa over the past ...
by BrightCedars
25 Sep 2019, 15:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126816

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

BrightCedars wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 08:49
Picture an Air Senegal A321XLR in BRU...
Of course they could lease one or more relatively soon. And there's the irony where they could rapidly build a frequent service in BRU while SN remains stuck with larger A330's flying less full due to their competition.
by BrightCedars
25 Sep 2019, 08:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126816

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

Picture an Air Senegal A321XLR in BRU...
by BrightCedars
16 Sep 2019, 08:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126816

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

Could this open the door for SN to operate to China, at least PEK? I mean it's too big of a market to be absent.
by BrightCedars
09 Sep 2019, 10:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1168
Views: 348374

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Look at TAP's expansion in the "cut-throat-low revenue battle" to the US : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/tap-portugal/tap-outlines-route-plan-for-2020-with-focus-on-usa-and-brazil/ I looked. It make sense to go after the Moscow vv. Latin America market seeing LIS location, same goes for TLV vv...