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by A318
20 Jan 2019, 15:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the New A-380
Replies: 30
Views: 5408

Re:

A huge growing market for the cargo carriers but in the future I expect the A380 too big for pax. Everybody knows I follow the idea from Boeing, a small, fuel efficient plane that is flying point to point instead of the hub and spoke idea from Airbus. But.........the future will tell :) Greetz, Erw...
by A318
05 Sep 2018, 14:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144019

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

since they did not want to pay the very high fares of Swiss or KLM. VLM could have raised the fares to ABZ, it would still have worked. Wrong, the maritime sector doesn't care at all about prices of tickets since all maritime crews travel on seamen tickets with highly flexible options. What the mar...
by A318
03 Sep 2018, 22:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144019

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Harm Prins proofs that he's the unreliable factor Euh, why? Because he set things strait? Yeah don't see that picture either, he is just making clear VLM Airlines Brussels is operating as usual and that their investers currently are not interested in the ANR part. To be honest I don't think it shou...
by A318
03 Sep 2018, 21:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144019

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

But I still highly believe in the potential of the routes to LCY, ZRH, and ABZ. The load factors on the latter two were quite satisfactory the last few weeks. LCY yes, this route has be proven to be attractive and profitable. ZRH, no there was never a profit on this route not in the old days as in ...
by A318
02 Sep 2018, 23:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144019

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

I think it's time to realize it's over. Bankrupt in RTM in 2015, bankrupt in ANR in 2016, again bankrupt in ANR in 2018. You can keep on pulling on a dead horse but it remains dead, sorry. The business plan they used was the same one as before, they almost even flew the old schedule again! Somebody ...
by A318
22 May 2017, 23:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 99037

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

FLYAIR10 wrote:
22 May 2017, 21:43
3x daily rotation ANR-OST??
Also previous days it seems...
Is this crewtraining or is VLM to 'proove' something for the Belgian authorities to obtain their AOC?? :?
Crewtraining, touch & go's.
by A318
11 May 2017, 22:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 99037

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

sn26567 wrote:
11 May 2017, 17:24

And on a side note, VLM is no longer a Flemish airline, it is a Dutch-Chinese airline.
Dutch, Chinese and Canadian is what I understood 8-)
by A318
11 May 2017, 22:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to Lima?
Replies: 47
Views: 11611

Re: Brussels Airlines to Lima?

So many routes to LIM already from BRU with just 1 stop: Delta via ATL United via IAH KLM via AMS Air France via CDG British Airways via LGW Iberia/LATAM via MAD Air Europa via MAD Avianca via MAD Condor via FRA If they want to be successful on that route they have to be cheaper then the rest since ...
by A318
11 May 2017, 16:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 99037

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

sn26567 wrote:
11 May 2017, 14:40
It looks like the Belgian CAA is much more cautious than its Slovenian counterpart to grant an AOC.
I will abstain to comment on the reasons...
Cautious? Just stubborn since it is an Flemish airline!
They will be more then happy to provide one for the "Wallonian" Air Belgium I think.
by A318
17 Oct 2016, 23:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 134038

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

They have to apply for a whole new AOC since VLM was declared bankrupt which means no AOC anymore at all. Did anybody think about the possibility that Air Belgium and VLM Newco will end up as Air Belgium in total? Two "new" airlines, both in the hands of Chinese investors, both with the business pla...
by A318
29 Oct 2014, 17:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to axe 7500 jobs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4961

Re: KLM to axe 7500 jobs?

A very nice view on my reply which I do appreciate. My opinion is still pro KLM due to fact I worked with KLM during the merger/takeover after the terrible time we had during the almost merger with Alitalia. I still think KLM will be better of seprated from AF, maybe Etihad can close a nice deal wit...
by A318
29 Oct 2014, 17:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015
Replies: 401
Views: 105213

Re: VLM Airlines bought by management, buys SSJ100 aircraft

Like I said, how Russian is the Sukhoi Superjet 100 actually:
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by A318
29 Oct 2014, 17:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015
Replies: 401
Views: 105213

Re: VLM Airlines bought by management, buys SSJ100 aircraft

Here a nice overview from the performance of the basic and the LR version out of Paris.
performance.jpg
by A318
29 Oct 2014, 15:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015
Replies: 401
Views: 105213

Re: VLM Airlines bought by management, buys SSJ100 aircraft

Passenger comfort compared to EMB190 is higher since the cabin is much wider.
To be honest how Russian is the Sukhoi? Thales (France) is in, Boeing is in and the Italians are in.
It is more an european plane then just Russian.
Great move! :mrgreen:
by A318
29 Oct 2014, 13:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to axe 7500 jobs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4961

Re: KLM to axe 7500 jobs

Not really, AF bought KLM for 800 Million euro's, KLM had more money on it's bank account in that time so everybody was shocked about what happened knowing the bad history of AF. KLM responded immediately on the LCC, first with Buzz, after that with Basiqair which was later integrated into Transavia...
by A318
29 Oct 2014, 13:36
Forum: Français - Nederlands - Deutsch
Topic: VLM Airlines eerste Europese gebruiker Sukhoi Superjet
Replies: 0
Views: 1533

VLM Airlines eerste Europese gebruiker Sukhoi Superjet

ANTWERPEN – De Belgische luchtvaartmaatschappij VLM Airlines en de Russische leasemaatschappij Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) hebben een intentieverklaring getekend voor het in lease van twee Sukhoi’s van het type Superjet SSJ100-95LR (Long Range) bij VLM. VLM is voornemens beide regionale verkeersvlieg...
by A318
29 Oct 2014, 13:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015
Replies: 401
Views: 105213

Re: VLM Airlines bought by management

Gna gna gna like I said:"be a leader not a follower" ;)
by A318
29 Oct 2014, 08:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015
Replies: 401
Views: 105213

Re: VLM Airlines bought by management

I agee with skumfiduse, I think they will stay very far away from another merge. Besides that, don't forget slots are not in VLM hands but in Cityjet hands so even if VLM should join BA (which will never happen I think) they will never be the major airline anymore in LCY. What I do not know is if th...
by A318
28 Oct 2014, 23:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to axe 7500 jobs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4961

Re: KLM to axe 7500 jobs

Since 2004 KLM made a clean € 900 million profit. Since 2004 Air France made a clean € 3.2 billion loss. In reaction of the upcoming LCC, KLM reformed Transavia into a very good operating LCC. In reaction of the upcoming LCC, Air France did..........nothing! Now tell me, where do you think the main ...