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by BrightCedars
17 Feb 2020, 14:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416032

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

In any business the brand is the most important thing, this can only mean two things:

1. They are broke
2. A re-brand is planned
by BrightCedars
22 Jan 2020, 09:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 22199

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

MEA still offers printed press first in C and then down the aisle in Y, there are options in Arabic, English and French. It does seem like something from past ages but I enjoy grabbing one once in a while. Still I wouldn't miss it and would be happy if I could just download a copy off the aircraft w...
by BrightCedars
10 Jan 2020, 15:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 72
Views: 10606

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

They obviously are tapping at the French market.
by BrightCedars
20 Dec 2019, 09:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 377
Views: 196096

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

About A330's or other large twins, I was wondering if Air Belgium selected the quads to avoid the potential restrictions that would be put on a new operator wanting to fly ETOPS without a track record. If anything they should at one point be considered mature enough for a temporary ETOPS certificate...
by BrightCedars
18 Dec 2019, 08:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 316
Views: 169945

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

Apples and oranges: you cannot say SIN has 40K pax from BRU, which currently means everyone flying from A BRU to B SIN via XYZ means to go there and in the same paragraph say this or that ME3 hub has that many passengers to/from BRU, knowing that the vast majority of those pax are not flying to/from...
by BrightCedars
16 Dec 2019, 16:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4100

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

Not to trash the party, I'm extremely happy to see SQ return to BRU, but I am not sure the local market can support EK, EY, QR, TK and on top of that CX, SQ and TG. I'll exclude China and Japan carriers and just mention the likes of FI & SU who are also tending on that hub & spoke model towards that...
by BrightCedars
28 Nov 2019, 13:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 316
Views: 169945

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: 74
Views: 8911

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: 74
Views: 8911

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: 452
Views: 226681

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: 1229
Views: 417262

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: 377
Views: 196096

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: 1229
Views: 417262

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: 1229
Views: 417262

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: 2467

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: 3970
Views: 1416032

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: 1229
Views: 417262

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: 316
Views: 169945

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: 3970
Views: 1416032

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: 1229
Views: 417262

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.