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by Conti764
03 Dec 2019, 20:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1150
Views: 346786

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Full story: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/ceo-christina-foerster-leaves-brussels-airlines-for-lufthansa/ Not a word on the status of SN within the group! Because it is about the Lufthansa Group and not individual airlines? The picture provided with the tails i...
by Conti764
30 Nov 2019, 14:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Future of airlines: bankrupt, ceased operations, restructurations
Replies: 15
Views: 1377

Re: Future of airlines: bankrupt, seased operations, restructurations

If we consider the loss of Air India and the loss of SAA, Kaizer CS will have a problem with STAR, TG is also in the problems.... 3 members in difficulties More LH and/or LX flights to South-Africa and India (aviation hotspot) and possibly to Thailand. I see the LHG as the winner in this since it w...
by Conti764
26 Nov 2019, 23:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 244
Views: 126742

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

Atlantis wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 22:10
The new A Pier West is taking years bcs of burocracy.
It was a mistake to shelve this project a couple of years ago. Growth was slowing down, true. But you know things take time in Belgium.
by Conti764
25 Nov 2019, 01:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5874

Re: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020

Belgium owns 25% of Brussels Airport Company (BAC), so that makes Brussels Airport Company nv/sa a state-controlled entity with economical activities. Hence state aid rules apply. BAC's legal status "onderneming van privaatrecht" (entreprise de droit privé) is irrelevant for European state aid matt...
by Conti764
24 Nov 2019, 21:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5874

Re: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020

With Brussels Airport still holding shares and the fact that one airline would receive benefits that other airlines don't receive, it's hard to deny that this wouldn't be State aid. Can you show us how a private company negociating terms with another private company is illegal state aid even when a...
by Conti764
24 Nov 2019, 21:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5874

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

Yuqu12 wrote:
24 Nov 2019, 12:19
Conti764 wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 12:31

Why would the EU decide against a commercial agreement between two private companies?
Because it would be illegal State aid.
BAC is a private company.
by Conti764
23 Nov 2019, 12:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5874

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

BRU has a say in this, of course. Those requests comes in by the slot coordination center. Then a whole investigation starts as a lot of criteria has to be followed. This is a whole procedure. Certain routes has indeed a high frequency, especially Spain. There is a demand for. For Europe the Spanis...
by Conti764
22 Nov 2019, 17:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5874

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

I wonder why BRU airport thinks there's any need for yet another operator to say Malaga or Alicante? Next to Ryanair, Vueling, Jetair and Brussels Airlines? Really??? :roll: As 737MAX rightfully says, they're not going to grow the market, just pissing off airlines which have been building their ope...
by Conti764
22 Nov 2019, 17:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1150
Views: 346786

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

SN will never be able to compete with Aeroflot with both the same service level and the same price for the simple reason labour is much cheaper in Russia than in Western-Europe, let alone Belgium. And on top of that the very strict no-state-aid-policy of the European Union. They can for connecting ...
by Conti764
22 Nov 2019, 14:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1150
Views: 346786

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

No more Moscow flights for SN? Has this been announced? Was announced on this forum 3 weeks ago: They will also stop operating Moscow flights from 18.11 till 20.12 and from 11.01 till 24.02. According to one of SVO employees their flights are usually loaded with 80-90 passengers. After moving to SV...
by Conti764
20 Nov 2019, 16:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5874

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

Poiu wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 13:32
lumumba wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 13:23
But Paris is one of there home base!!!!
Exactly! If the rumours are true, they are setting up yet another base in Brussels.
A spillover base for AMS...
by Conti764
13 Nov 2019, 22:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1150
Views: 346786

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

LY has its 738's flying at 148 pax capacity. No wonder leg room is generous.
by Conti764
07 Nov 2019, 23:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1150
Views: 346786

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Interview with Christina Foerster on public broadcaster VRT Christina openly admitted the growth of the recent past was unsustainable, something young Sean and myself have been advocating here for years. And maybe an answer to your previous question why SN wasn't making money for most of the past 1...
by Conti764
03 Nov 2019, 20:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1572
Views: 495304

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

BRU has started the replacement of jetways at pier B. The jetway at B37 is removed and the zone around B38 is closed.
by Conti764
01 Nov 2019, 22:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport's potential cooperation with Brussels Airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 1587

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

At least 15 years with this present strategy of caring only about shareholders. I see you often repeat this statement. But let's not forget that 'caring of shareholders' means 'caring for passengers' as well since it are passengers that bring in profits. If BAC wouldn't give a damn about passengers...
by Conti764
01 Nov 2019, 04:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport's potential cooperation with Brussels Airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 1587

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

This discussion has nothing to do with SN’s fleet. Stay on topic please Sorry to have deviated from the topic, but the discussions are related: SN will be able to renew its fleet only if it can show a healthy profit, and BRU can and should help SN make a profit. It's in everybody's interest! Comple...
by Conti764
24 Oct 2019, 18:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1150
Views: 346786

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

There is no willpower at SN management. The talented ones with willpower have already left the boat frustrated. Thomas Cook's failure is a bummer, but part of the travel agencies have been taken over by Wamos so not all is lost. I personally don't understand why SN didn't make a bid on it, consider...
by Conti764
15 Oct 2019, 17:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1150
Views: 346786

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: 1150
Views: 346786

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: 1150
Views: 346786

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...