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by Kabila
27 Nov 2013, 13:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair at Brussels Airport
Replies: 567
Views: 99368

Re: Ryanair at Brussels Airport

It had to happen one day... after Ryanair started flying to main airports such BCN, MAD, BUD, LIS,... BRU had one day to be served by Ryanair. After Sabena's disappearance (now more than 12 years ago), Brussels airport remained stuck around 18 million passengers on a yearly basis. With SN's lack of ...
by Kabila
27 Apr 2013, 00:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jetairfly has suspended Phuket and Bangkok flights
Replies: 26
Views: 6158

Jetairfly has suspended Phuket and Bangkok flights

I was surfing to the Jetairfly website tonight and just noticed that I couldn't book a flight to either Phuket or Bangkok anymore. Also on Brussels Airport website, there is no flight to Phuket/Bangkok this Saturday 27/04, the day Jetairfly usually has its flight to Thailand. Have they pulled the ro...
by Kabila
08 Oct 2012, 20:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: South African Airways in trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

South African Airways in trouble

Seems like SAA is struggling to stay afloat... the government has just given them a loan to keep operations going. The CEO, 2 general managers, the chairwoman and 7 members of the board have promptly resigned. source: http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/south-african-airways-ceo-resigns-162255969.html ...
by Kabila
01 Jun 2012, 00:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: brussels airlines to New York!
Replies: 383
Views: 114293

Re: brussels airlines to New York!

A source at the press conference this morning in B-House explained me that ceo mr. Gustin (SN) was happy about the JFK reservations for the first 3 months, "We are on target", dixit Mr. Gustin. - LF 59% (average june, july + aug.) - LF +/-70% (july only) - 50.000 tickets sold for his year. It seems...
by Kabila
01 Jun 2012, 00:18
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Quo Vadis Jet Airways… trip reports / complaint letter!
Replies: 39
Views: 14002

Re: Quo Vadis Jet Airways… trip reports / complaint letter!

Well, I think 9W deserves props for taking the effort to register here and trying to help out. Euh, I didn't read that they would help somebody. They ask his details. And now that they register as a member, they don't reply to an open question from another member - me. I wouldn't trust it for a sec...
by Kabila
25 Apr 2012, 20:28
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/05/2012 - UA Boeing 744
Replies: 25
Views: 6881

BRU 19/05/2012 - UA Boeing 744

Extra United flight scheduled on BRU-ORD on B747-400 ! :thumbup:
by Kabila
07 Apr 2012, 00:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU summer 2012: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 249
Views: 103717

Re: BRU summer 2012: latest news, routes, airlines

QR for the moment is of no significance between BRU and KGL. Unfortunately for them, their return KGL-DOH-BRU connection has a lousy 9+ hour layover in DOH. DOH is not DXB and passengers who have to wait 8 hours in DOH will not be tempted to make such a long layover. When you look at the real number...
by Kabila
22 Dec 2011, 18:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU summer 2012: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 249
Views: 103717

Re: BRU summer 2012: latest news, routes, airlines

Not bad already... :-) Let's hope for another new Longhaul route! Yes, let's hope for some new longhaul announcements soon. Most likely candidates... * All nippon (NH) - Narita (just announced Seattle and San Jose on 787 today, so let's hope BRU follows soon) * Jet Airways (9W) - Bengaluru (resumpt...
by Kabila
29 Oct 2011, 14:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 297919

Re: Korongo Airlines

Chronicle of a Death Foretold... What an idea to even try to invest in such a corrupt and complete collapsed country ??? A couple of millions invested in a hangar, re-painted aircraft, staff training, and much more... what a sin. Was there even any Risk Management taken into account? But what do you...
by Kabila
28 Sep 2011, 15:34
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Any chance for a new belgian company?
Replies: 51
Views: 11278

Re: Any chance for a new belgian company?

Kabila, indeed there are some good routes left ( bordeaux ? ) but you need more than one bird - you have daily return flights weekly and what with the low hours routes, standing still , nights for maintenance, publicity and crews and sales management aiaiai and rumours that sn will buy some props i...
by Kabila
27 Sep 2011, 18:08
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Any chance for a new belgian company?
Replies: 51
Views: 11278

Re: Any chance for a new belgian company?

There is definitely some room left for a "niche" carrier and for some "niche" routes to and from BRU. If you look at the unexploited Origin and Destination potential/citypairs that have no airlink to/from BRU, I think a niche player can be successful. BRU has a few airlinks to some cities with low O...
by Kabila
04 Jul 2011, 23:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to start US service in 2012
Replies: 49
Views: 15771

Re: Brussels Airlines to start US service in 2012

If there is one destination that they should consider, it's definitely Houston. And there are some very good reasons for them to pick Houston: 1. No one operates non stop service on the Brussels - Houston - Brussels stretch. No direct competition. 2. Houston is the 4th largest city in the USA, popul...
by Kabila
25 Jun 2011, 14:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thai to serve BRU as from Nov 2011 !
Replies: 162
Views: 54906

Re: Thai to serve BRU as from Nov 2011 !

I can't find the flight schedule. Where did you see it ?
I found it on the monthly newsletter from Brussels Airport
by Kabila
24 Jun 2011, 12:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thai to serve BRU as from Nov 2011 !
Replies: 162
Views: 54906

Re: Thai to serve BRU as from next fall!

Arrival time from BKK into BRU will be at 06.45am on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. (departure in BKK just after midnight)

Departure from BRU back to BKK will be at 13.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, arriving early next morning, around 6am local in BKK.
by Kabila
20 Jan 2011, 16:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EK (Emirates) comes to BRU
Replies: 145
Views: 34158

Re: Will EK (Emirates) come to BRU?

Now that Emirates has announced service from Dubai to Copenhagen (CPH), I believe it can't be long before we hear an annoucement for a DXB-BRU flight... Well, at least that's what we might hope. Let's hope for winter 2011 or summer 2012 at the latest. It is clear that Emirates has started focusing o...
by Kabila
10 Jan 2011, 17:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 297919

Re: Korongo Airlines

I cannot refrain from repeating myself : when you see what b.air wants to offer its staff (inter alia pilots) that will work for them in FBM, it clearly shows again that b.air management don't know what they are doing and that they are a bunch of amateurs. It would be interesting to know what contr...
by Kabila
22 Jun 2010, 23:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qatar Airways expansion, including new flight to Brussels
Replies: 27
Views: 7277

Re: QATAR AIRWAYS

Please stop moaning about connections to BKK. Be assured that BRU will have excellent connections to BKK via DOH. Because next to the 6 new cities announced, QR also announced that it will increase DOH BKK from 2 to 3 flights a day. And this is what the connection will be: QR942 Brussels (BRU) 15:35...
by Kabila
15 Apr 2010, 21:50
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 15/04/2010
Replies: 0
Views: 641

BRU 15/04/2010

At least one nice diversion to BRU today, thanks to the volcano :D Biman Bangladesh 777-200ER ! Parked at the old sattelite. I suppose a diversion from MAN or LHR. Will probably be there till re-opening of BRU again. Would be nice to see them back on regular service here in BRU, but that's probably ...
by Kabila
20 Mar 2010, 08:44
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 20/03/2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: BRU 20/03/2010

Jet Airways 777-300ER

07.50-10.05 9W 228/229 BOM-BRU-DEL
by Kabila
20 Jan 2010, 20:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU summer 2010: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 391
Views: 96849

Re: BRU summer 2010: latest news, routes, airlines

The second CO flight to EWR, with B757-200, is sitting in the pipeline and it is just probably a matter of time before we hear something official. The slots have definitely been requested and CO is holding a departure slot for a late morning departure from Brussels (somewhere between 11am and 12n) t...