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by Darjeeling
20 Jun 2019, 09:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 76921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Next Monday an extraordinary meeting at Brussels Airlines' works council is being held as "additional measures are needed in the context of the financial turnaround". Background: Eurowings made a loss of €257M in 1Q 2019 I chatted yesterday with one of the top representatives of the SN pilots deleg...
by Darjeeling
01 Jun 2019, 16:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 76921

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Question :?: : When will the new EW/SN entity leave Star Alliance ? We all know Eurowings is totally separated from Star... I have heard in 2022 at the latest, but how will they proceed if the SN brands survive for the long-haul ? That must be a headache. :| :roll: I tend to say that North Atlantic ...
by Darjeeling
27 May 2019, 12:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3778
Views: 1165288

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Indeed do not underestimate the cargo revenue. It's very valuable for SN.

The newer A330 with increased max-weight helps a lot for this purpose, they don't have to make choices anymore or limit the cargo capacity.

The A321LR is a pure niche airplane. Well suited for Aer Lingus for instance.
by Darjeeling
26 May 2019, 10:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3778
Views: 1165288

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Interesting (though nothing really new here...) about the SN European fleet transitioning into EW brand and colours. Of course there is still plenty of uncertainty as far as long haul activities are concerned.
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Happy reading ;)
by Darjeeling
24 May 2019, 12:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3778
Views: 1165288

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Here are some pics of the "revamped" A330s of Brussels Airlines: https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60169539_10216908913409002_7679158348494667776_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=d99e89975a3f96341ae97e3083b32665&oe=5D653586 https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6011...
by Darjeeling
11 May 2019, 12:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 628
Views: 76921

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Amazing stuff going on here: "SN has become EW". We call it "massahysterie". Just one proof of the contrary: the Bruegel aircraft (OO-SNE). That A320 can't go to the paint shop in Malta or Hamburg next week to get Eurowings colours. It's part of a five year commercial contract, signed between Chris...
by Darjeeling
06 Feb 2019, 18:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 26466

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019

Brussels Airlines flight SN465 BRU-KGL-EBB-BRU skipped the Kigali stop on 2 February due to bad weather in Brussels: it departed from BRU 4 hours late. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/brussels-airlines-flight-sn465-skipped-the-kigali-stop-on-2-february-due-to-ba...
by Darjeeling
29 Dec 2018, 11:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 230554

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Other rumours suggest that Lufthansa is slowing down the decision process in order not to trail SN in terms of hard-product. Nope. New seats need to be certified, and it seems that the certification process takes more time than expected. ...well let's rather say that this is what the internal commu...
by Darjeeling
28 Dec 2018, 14:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 230554

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

What about their future J & W A330 seat choice ?

I've heard the Thompson Vantage XL had the edge, but nothing really new since then.

Other rumours suggest that Lufthansa is slowing down the decision process in order not to trail SN in terms of hard-product.
by Darjeeling
03 Dec 2018, 17:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3778
Views: 1165288

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OO-SFY has/had PW4168 engines. On the Home page, the SN Rejuvenating article referred to standardization on Trent 772-60 engines. Could it be that this is what they do now in LIS? I was under the impression that changing engine type is not that simple. Tango and Zulu have also the PW engines. H.A. ...
by Darjeeling
28 Nov 2018, 12:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 15965

Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines

:arrow: Anyone having reliable informations about Qatar Airways ops out of BRU ? From December 15th 2018 until March 31st 2019 the A359 seem to operate again, the 77W would be back for the summer season though. Can someone confirm this ? There were no announcements whatsoever, even though it's a pro...
by Darjeeling
19 Nov 2018, 14:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 281528

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

4 millions Euros barely pays one month of leasing cost for three A340, maybe four...
by Darjeeling
15 Nov 2018, 11:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 230554

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

In the wake of the future developments with EW, this one was published this morning on "La Libre" ...

Happy readings. ;)
by Darjeeling
28 Oct 2018, 19:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 13754

Re: 25-26-27-28/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

It's time for Laurent Levaux (president Aviapartner Belgium) to go. He clearly isn't competent at all. Maybe it's time for a more Flemish/Northern European style management. Let me laugh and I hope you are kidding on this one... REALLY. There is no more gesta*** - flemish style company operating ou...
by Darjeeling
18 Oct 2018, 12:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 114583

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

Qatar Airways is reintroducing the A350-900 (but without Qsuites) as from March 31st, seemingly on both of its flights (QR194/196).

It's rather an upgrade in terms of pax comfort, as the 77W still have the (very) old QR product on the BRU route.

8-)
by Darjeeling
18 Oct 2018, 09:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 281528

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

The airline could be dissolved as from tonight according to the press and some insiders of SoWaer: http://www.lalibre.be/economie/libre-entreprise/situation-financiere-tres-tendue-chez-air-belgium-une-assemblee-generale-extraordinaire-prevue-ce-jeudi-5bc812efcd70e3d2f62fe2b0 "net assets are reduced ...
by Darjeeling
22 Sep 2018, 17:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 114583

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

I already mentioned in another topic that UA will have one of its three daily flights operated by a 787 as from March 31st 2019.

Since the first new 78J will be based in EWR, my two cents go to the BRU-EWR route. ;)
by Darjeeling
19 Sep 2018, 09:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 230554

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Contrary to what their PR is saying, there is no change for the Dakar pax: the daily flight is already non-stop in both directions. The only change is that there will be 3 flights/week with no further destination (Banjul), adding some capacity on the route. I guess the Conakry flights will become a...
by Darjeeling
12 Sep 2018, 16:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 230554

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Anyone knows what happened to OO-SFO ?

It hasn't flown out of BRU since aug 28th...
by Darjeeling
09 Sep 2018, 12:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 114583

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

About Icelandair:

This clearly shows that flying a single aisle (twice or once) on a TATL journey is no longer a hurdle for the consumers.
Moreover WOW is doing great from BRU too... Often more than half of the flights are filled with pax transferring to Boston.