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by BrightCedars
23 Oct 2019, 09:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 192
Views: 90727

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: 3884
Views: 1319109

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: 977
Views: 266901

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: 126474

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: 977
Views: 266901

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: 192
Views: 90727

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: 192
Views: 90727

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: 192
Views: 90727

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: 977
Views: 266901

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...
by BrightCedars
05 Sep 2019, 09:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

UA will never leave the IAD route to BRU. This is one of their most profitable routes bcs of NATO. I work in these diplomatic/military realms, you'd be surprised how little actually take the direct flights. Everyone has an allegiance to their country's airline or another. Sure there is some trafic ...
by BrightCedars
04 Sep 2019, 16:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

As to SN keeping IAD all year round if I understood correctly... well, weren't many of us hoping for an evening flight to NYC (instead of SN to IAD and ??? UA to IAH ?). Seeing SN's network (African wave is in the morning) and the fact that it is pointless for them to enter the cut-throat low reven...
by BrightCedars
04 Sep 2019, 15:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Smart move to put each airline (AC & SN) in it's more natural market. Wonder how much capacity and mix of carriers (AC, SN, TS) there will eventually be. Seeing the move by SN to make IAD year-round and what I could read on this forum I would expect UA to perhaps swap IAD with IAH or run both in the...
by BrightCedars
04 Sep 2019, 11:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Jetter wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 05:50
Kapitein wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 21:47
It had some spilling of a fluid in the hold that had really annoying and irrating smell in the cabin
An airline with it's core business flying to Africa should plan to have some Febreze on hand. :lol:
Seems to me like the sound of monkey shouts in a stadium... :evil:
by BrightCedars
30 Aug 2019, 11:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Seeing that the BRU-CDG-BRU morning flights are all about connecting Paris and Africa via BRU, it would then make sense to add the LH, LX & OS codes on them if the group's intention is to funnel Africa traffic using SN. I understand you may want to be more careful with alliance partners, but here we...
by BrightCedars
30 Aug 2019, 09:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Africa should be the main focus untill SN has a solid financial base. LH might give a hand by rerouting their Africa bound passengers through SN iso ET. All SN flights to Africa are in code share with Lufthansa, since many years. If you go on LH website, connecting thru FRA and BRU are often, the f...
by BrightCedars
21 Aug 2019, 11:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3884
Views: 1319109

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

C96C wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 12:17
You can find an unofficial overview here:
https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/brussels
Thx!
by BrightCedars
20 Aug 2019, 10:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3884
Views: 1319109

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

According to airfleets.net SN has 16 A330's in fleet: 4 x -200 and 12 x -300's. We know that 1 x -200 (SFY) is now gone from that list. That leaves 15 A330's if the list is close to being up to date. Isn't that much more than SN is actually flying around? How many are in maintenance or flying elsewh...
by BrightCedars
20 Aug 2019, 10:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

And they are not helped even by their group partners. I got a targeted email from LX last week to fly between BRU and NYC, WAS or BOS with them. SN offers 2 of those destinations.
by BrightCedars
08 Aug 2019, 11:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 977
Views: 266901

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

When it comes to Africa SN isn't really benefitting from alliance dymanics. TP and ET are going at it solo and SA is too far South to be of any use. LH and LX are still flying where there is money to be made for them, even competing with SN. TK is carving its own share of the market at lightning spe...
by BrightCedars
06 Aug 2019, 09:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 132184

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

CX beat them on opening HKG due to many factors and then it was an uphill battle they couldn't win. They got quads, right. Would they have qualified for ETOPS from the start without any history? I doubt. CRL is another story. BRU was certainly too greedy for a local newcomer. Then Wallonia saw poten...