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by JOVAN
23 May 2020, 13:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I have sympathy for Brussels Airlines employees. My indignation and comments are actually about the BRU Airport management . Yes, I find them greedy money-wolves. And I am disappointed that they hide behind a tree when it comes to ( help ) saving their biggest customer SN. Their silence is ear-deafe...
by JOVAN
23 May 2020, 11:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Passenger is probably right when he says that BRU's A.F. has already a plan up his sleeve. Knowing how A.F. has been behaving so far, he must be in a "wait and see mode", hoping not to have to intervene at the expense of his shareholders. To me it is quite obvious that the man only thinks of his sh...
by JOVAN
22 May 2020, 23:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Is there maybe a guy from the Calimero-party trying to sabotage the whole issue ????. Forgot his name but he was CEO f N%BS/SNCB some yeas ago. The NVA-ministers stepped out of the federal government in December 2018, and they also don't support the actual government Wilmès-II. Your statement there...
by JOVAN
22 May 2020, 22:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Brussels Airport has said on many occasions that SN should be saved by the Belgian government and that they don't need state aid themselves. There isn't much more which Brussels Airport can do. Giving better conditions to Brussels Airlines only to help them is not allowed under European and interna...
by JOVAN
22 May 2020, 10:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Brussels Airport has said on many occasions that SN should be saved by the Belgian government and that they don't need state aid themselves. There isn't much more which Brussels Airport can do. Giving better conditions to Brussels Airlines only to help them is not allowed under European and interna...
by JOVAN
22 May 2020, 09:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

It remains strange (mysterious ?) that BRU Airport remains silence in the whole SN debate?? You would expect BRU to be actively looking for solutions, new approach etc to help save their biggest customer. 40% of the traffic is SN at BRU. And it could be more. Is BRU just greedy, lazy, uninterested ,...
by JOVAN
14 May 2020, 11:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Amazing forum, this is. Air Belgium gets an urgent 6,3M state aid as capital raise. No comments here. Sonaca gets an urgent 100M state aid as capital raise. No comments here. Ryanair announces a 10% salary cut for Belgian cabin crew. No comments here. Ryanair announces a 20% salary cut for Belgian ...
by JOVAN
13 May 2020, 16:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Finally: - CS is not eternal I asked. Does anyone know when his contract ends? Could shareholders end this contract? 2023. Can be extended max 2026. Head of supervisory board is Kley - ex CEO Merck and ex LH board member- so both have the LH internal route. And current shareholders are pretty satis...
by JOVAN
13 May 2020, 14:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Just some thoughts: - crisis will take probably two years or more - many airlines will disappear, or become lot smaller - what is role of BRU in this, they are about to lose their biggest customer and we do not hear them - will FR, easy be the same as before or a lot smaller - will LX and LH continu...
by JOVAN
11 May 2020, 22:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

This evening, La Libre Belgique is writing (behind a paywall) about the negotiations between the Belgian Government and Lufthansa, with tomorrow's SN works council meeting as background (which could see hundreds of job cancelled) https://www.lalibre.be/economie/entreprises-startup/des-centaines-d-e...
by JOVAN
11 May 2020, 18:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Belgian politicians will never understand the airline business. Nor the importance it has for our country's economy, independence and future. Most of our strategic companies are in hands of foreign shareholders and holdings. Energy, airport, harbours etc are essential and should by all means kept un...
by JOVAN
07 May 2020, 11:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Not only 320s, with the SN 330s on long-haul and surely the africa-lines: even most of their business seats at several thousands of euros (per seat) are sold !! The revenue of these flights is at max , and still not being able to make any profit - for God's sake, what is wrong with the policy of th...
by JOVAN
05 May 2020, 23:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

... Just that there is a need of responsibility from both sides. All group companies are doing lay offs - Swiss is preparing for something like 1.500 to 2.000 people, according to Swiss media - and this is coming by an already agreed aid scheme, high profitability in the past etc. It is simple indu...
by JOVAN
02 May 2020, 22:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1281
Views: 194899

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Are we so proud that we will continue to put money in a bottomless pit? FWIW, the 'bottomless pit' is actually quite lucrative for the Belgian government! Let me explain: Last year, they've booked a loss of some 25M on a turnover of 1,6BN euro indeed, but they: - contributed more than 40M euro in s...
by JOVAN
23 Apr 2020, 16:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 356
Views: 188728

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

cathay belgium wrote:
23 Apr 2020, 15:44
Hi,

Ssssss sis austrian is dumping those needed dash8 !

Cxb
Also Walter Aviation, who was flying for EuroWngs had quite a few of this planes.

Prices will be low for this type of plane.
by JOVAN
18 Apr 2020, 23:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 6394

Re: Air Antwerp in 2020

No, completely not. It was the period before the Dutch came. I think they took over VLM in 2008 and transformed it inti Cityjet. I'm talking the period before that. It was even not 8 year but even 10 years in a row that they made profit. The management was also very solid with a Belgian CEO The Bel...
by JOVAN
09 Apr 2020, 14:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 34098

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

I wonder how Air Belgium will be able to position itself while SN will face hard times after the coronavirus crisis... No where I guess, Air Belgium was mainly making money with ACMI contract (British Airways, Lot, etc) with the reduce demand those contract will certainly stop. Add to that that the...
by JOVAN
05 Mar 2020, 18:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1666
Views: 550857

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Much to the frustration of our forum visitors too :-D Automated e-gates at Brussels Airport to be replaced after years of passenger and police frustration. https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brussels-airport-bru/automated-e-gates-at-brussels-airport-to-be-replaced-after-years-of-passenger-and-polic...
by JOVAN
23 Feb 2020, 15:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1666
Views: 550857

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Indeed, staff shortage is a federal issue and a widespread one in the federal police due to years of structural lack of funding. The infrastructure however is BAC... Tables, (office)chairs,... are all supplied by BAC, policerelated equipment (cars, IT, guns,...) by the federal police. And it's a fa...
by JOVAN
21 Feb 2020, 17:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1666
Views: 550857

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

737MAX wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 16:52
Oh boy...we have a winner.
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