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by Conti764
15 Oct 2019, 17:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

And this is the root cause of the linguistic problems in Belgium. Will any Walloon company translate every communication in Dutch if they have no sites situated in Flanders? I doubt it. But when french speaking people come to work or live in Flanders they want any communication in French. Why? beca...
by Conti764
14 Oct 2019, 10:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The impact of Wamos taking over Neckermann is not completely clear yet, but at least there is hope that they will take over some Thomas Cook business. Wamos have an ultra low cost airline branch, so either SN will have to offer very cheap flights either they will operate the flights themselves by f...
by Conti764
08 Oct 2019, 00:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Brussels Airlines: the divorce with Eurowings is not yet registered Three months after announcing its separation from Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary, the Belgian airline is still part of the Eurowings group, pending a strategic plan. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fr&sl=fr&tl=en&u=https...
by Conti764
07 Oct 2019, 00:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

the right to discuss, talk and even brainstorm Bwah, how many times have we had this? If the forum management wishes to tolerate idle talk and personal opinions, so be it. Myself participate in forums to read and share factual information. Of which there is a good deal available here, and thanks to...
by Conti764
06 Oct 2019, 17:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 81609

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

A little off-topic, I have a small question: Why Brussels Airlines and Air New Zealand do not work together between BRU and Heathrow (codeshare)? If you would booking a flight between BRU and LAX (for example) with Air New Zealand, you need a connection in LHR Terminal 2 (Star Alliance). But the BR...
by Conti764
06 Oct 2019, 17:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

this is a forum for aviation enthousiasts, not professionals I would be most sorry to miss the professionals in this forum - it is them and only them that bring factual inside information. Fair enough, but all I meant to say that it isn't and shouldn't be reduced to only professionals either. Aviat...
by Conti764
06 Oct 2019, 11:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Air France’s “monoply” for Bamako is one 787 on a triangle flight: Paris-Bamako-Abidjan-Bamako-Paris (AF520/AF521). What’s in there for Brussels Airlines, if they would fly to Bamako too and if Air France is unwilling to cancelling some of their flights: 75 pax per flight? 100 perhaps? But please, ...
by Conti764
06 Oct 2019, 09:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Bamako and Libreville are both monopoly flights for AF. Surely there can be money made for SN. There are plenty of destinations, even outside Africa, where AF or KL have a monopoly. With BRU being right in the middle of CDG and AMS it might present opportunities for SN imho. LH uses SN to fence off ...
by Conti764
04 Oct 2019, 17:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 81609

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

The big one with strong ties to LH: SQ?
by Conti764
04 Oct 2019, 00:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 81609

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

Like we could read here in this topic regarding South Afrika and Kenia. Forget about the first one. SAA is in trouble for years and they also axed their IAD route. SN has not the planes. This route could be only 2 max 3 times a week but there are no candidates. Regarding South America. Keep an eye ...
by Conti764
01 Oct 2019, 18:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

And guess CS prefer to see sink SN sooner then later with his EW dream being shattered in pieces... Just my thought... CXB Now why would he want that? You make ot sound like CS is some little, angry, disgruntled man who wants to take revenge on SN for scattering his dream. CS was wrong with his SN/...
by Conti764
25 Sep 2019, 00:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home
Replies: 114
Views: 12490

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

THCB: apparently bankruptcy for some entities, and WCO (protection against debtors) for the main Belgian company. So, I guess that means that they paid out some (or all) of the available funds in the Belgian companies already to TC UK in the past year... If you add those funds to the already paid o...
by Conti764
25 Sep 2019, 00:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Well, I suppose SN didn't all of a sudden realise Thomas Cook Belgium wasn't paying their bills, so I assume they are already in the knowing for quite some time and take this mishap into account when forming their reboot plan.
by Conti764
25 Sep 2019, 00:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 81609

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

Air Sénégal indeed. They are also eyeing (dreaming of) a flight to IAD... A lot of wishful thinking I guess. I don't know how big the Senegalese market from and to BRU is, but with an average GDP per capita of roughly 1500 EUR in Senegal, traffic must mainly come from the Senegalese diaspora in Bru...
by Conti764
22 Sep 2019, 00:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Obviously, I don't think I ever claimed something else. SN has been 'living on the edge' so to say for as long as it exists. Every few years there has been a new cost cutting program, everytime shaving off a few % here and there. LH is not the kind of owner that will tolerate that any longer. Reboo...
by Conti764
22 Sep 2019, 00:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

You can always read it the way you want, but the point SN was making is that its financial performance is simply not enough to sustain major investments and that for the moment LH is taking the cost of putting 'new' aircraft in Brussels (the 7 A330's and some of the latest A320's are purchased by L...
by Conti764
21 Sep 2019, 18:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249514

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

They wanted/bought SN for their ridiculous Eurowings project. Now that has failed they don't have a clue what to do with it. Maybe they should just sell it to a company that is genuinely interested in BRU's home carrier. IAG? AF-KL? They bought SN even before there was any Eurowings low-cost projec...
by Conti764
16 Sep 2019, 09:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 81609

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

BrightCedars wrote:
16 Sep 2019, 08:28
Could this open the door for SN to operate to China, at least PEK? I mean it's too big of a market to be absent.
If the market really is there, I'd rather guess Air China would jump in.
by Conti764
15 Sep 2019, 20:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 81609

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

Good afternoon everybody i'm happy to be here as a new member ! Dear Atlantis, What happen with Hainan Airlines for Brussels? No more Shanghai, no daily flights to Beijing and reduced flights to Shenzhen... Hainan plans to leave the airport in the future?? The HNA group is not in a good shape. They...
by Conti764
14 Sep 2019, 00:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1556
Views: 447017

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Turn towards Brussels would end up either in the North-South tunnel, which is totally saturated, or on line 26 (the one that bypasses Brussels centre on the east side) which is also nearing saturation with the recent additions for GEN/RER. You'd be surprised how full the railways around Brussels ar...