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by BrightCedars
21 Aug 2019, 11:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189345

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: 3848
Views: 1189345

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: 712
Views: 98228

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: 712
Views: 98228

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: 280
Views: 57307

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...
by BrightCedars
02 Aug 2019, 10:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189345

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Haven't they learned from Air Belgium that you can use stickers too?
by BrightCedars
26 Jun 2019, 10:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU - Long haul & intercontinental in the medium-long term
Replies: 58
Views: 14964

Re: BRU - Long haul & intercontinental in the medium-long term

Looking at Singapore I think Scoot could be a better pitch for SQ to undercut the ME3. They already fly to ATH & BER and BRU would be a good location in between the transfer hubs where many SQ and other flights link those places with SIN e.g. KL@AMS, AF@CDG, LH@FRA and BA@LON. I still see the A321XL...
by BrightCedars
26 Jun 2019, 10:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 280
Views: 57307

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Could it be that the runway length at CRL is such a limiting factor that AB had to resort to this ACMI business to keep alive until they can spread their wings far and wide from their homebase? If they are in for the long run it makes perfect sense. Once the runway is lengthened they can then launch...
by BrightCedars
20 Jun 2019, 09:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 324657

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: 134
Views: 52028

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: 1637

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: 424
Views: 177131

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: 281
Views: 42314

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: 1866

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: 3848
Views: 1189345

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, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 105
Views: 10462

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: 3848
Views: 1189345

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: 3848
Views: 1189345

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: 3660

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: 2400

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?