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by Conti764
08 Jul 2020, 09:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

VRT News reports that Lufthansa has written a letter to Belgium's prime minister Wilmès last week: "we do need a solution by 10th July. And it must be one that is in line with the agreements we have made in Austria and Switzerland". https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/07/08/deadline-brussels-airlines...
by Conti764
06 Jul 2020, 16:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 15445

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

Red-eye flights both outbound and inbound! :o And it looks like the same crew will operate outbound and inbound after some daylight rest in Mauritius... Red eye usually denotes a flight that departs late at night and arrives in the middle of night or departs in the middle of the night and arrives i...
by Conti764
06 Jul 2020, 15:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 18
Views: 3695

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

First of all, airlines did not bring the virus in, people did. And our government acted too slow in containing the virus. I could - to a certain degree given that evidence is surfacing left and right that our government was effectively warned by experts long beforehand - understand the idle reaction...
by Conti764
06 Jul 2020, 14:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 155
Views: 43952

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Ikea is also a belgian company based in belgium with belgian employees in belgian stores if you start like that. I guess André is right... No, it's not. The vast majority of IKEA's are managed by INGKA, registered in The Netherlands. The rest are franchises. Any such franchise in Belgium would inde...
by Conti764
06 Jul 2020, 14:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 18
Views: 3695

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I also want to highlight the risk of on-board-catering. Many people are becoming infected in food processing plans. One recent examples are the meat packing plants in Germany and the U.S. Your fruit salad or cold entrees may be prepared by infected individuals. From slicing the ham, rolling your sm...
by Conti764
06 Jul 2020, 02:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 155
Views: 43952

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

This confirms that Air Belgium is now really a Belgian airline, and perhaps the only one (except to consider ASL Group as an "airline"). The Chinese have seen their share drop to 18% only. Air Belgium has always been a Belgian airline, just as Brussels has been and still is. Why do so many of you c...
by Conti764
05 Jul 2020, 14:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 15445

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

Just like to say I was very happy to hear of this new route announcement (given my user name :-) It has been many years since Air Mauritius stopped their direct connection to BRU. I used to hope SN might try MRU with TNR...but maybe it was a bit of a fantasy! I hope Air Belgium's venture works out....
by Conti764
04 Jul 2020, 09:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 15445

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

Just like to say I was very happy to hear of this new route announcement (given my user name :-) It has been many years since Air Mauritius stopped their direct connection to BRU. I used to hope SN might try MRU with TNR...but maybe it was a bit of a fantasy! I hope Air Belgium's venture works out....
by Conti764
28 Jun 2020, 17:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

But hey, the moderators apparently don't care how the message is brought, as long as it contains 'information'. So sad, the downhill direction this board has taken. Mind you, Conti764, we do care. We often delete messages that cross the red line, while ensuring that freedom of speech and expression...
by Conti764
28 Jun 2020, 12:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

According to https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/brussels , they are preparing 7 A319 (5) & 320 (2) for entrance into service from 15/06 onwards. The same source states there are already 3 A330 active ... Cheers Danny According to the same source there are currently 11 A319 (7) and A320 (4) ...
by Conti764
24 Jun 2020, 21:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Just a brief news on Reuters, no reason why. Heinz Hermann Thiele will vote for the proposal. https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-lufthansa-rescue/lufthansa-shareholder-thiele-to-endorse-bailout-faz-idUSL8N2E15IK ... and he's thankfull to the Aviation24.be-pessimists and the main str...
by Conti764
24 Jun 2020, 21:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 67
Views: 15445

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

TLspotting wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 20:55
No SIA this winter :

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/sing ... ober-2020/
Unfortunately. But expected, I guess...

In about 2 years or so...?
by Conti764
23 Jun 2020, 15:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

A. Can you explain why you think that it's preferable that LH and the Belgian State reach an agreement? Do you really want more of the last 10 years, except worse? Because I think in times when your country is being hit by the biggest crisis since the Great Depression, the government shouldn't vent...
by Conti764
23 Jun 2020, 14:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Opinion in La Libre Belgique mainly from some Belgian universities’ researchers: ‘Nationalizing Brussels Airlines is the only choice for the futuré In French only: https://www.lalibre.be/debats/opinions/nationaliser-brussels-airlines-est-le-seul-choix-d-avenir-5eed12119978e21bd09d5591 We already ha...
by Conti764
21 Jun 2020, 21:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The government is not handing out 290 or 390 million euros, depending on the sources. It is a loan that will have to be repaid. Repayment might be difficult, but in the 2008 crisis, it has been shown that the government made big profits on its investments in financial companies. Why not again in av...
by Conti764
19 Jun 2020, 22:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Who says that an independent Brussels Airlines cannot be part of an alliance, providing the necessary feeder flights for intercontinental connections? An independant SN is part of an alliance. A whole new company from scratch isn't and probably won't since without Africa and only a European network...
by Conti764
19 Jun 2020, 21:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Belgian state has the power to deliver slot to Africa. If Brussels Airlines collapse, everything will be granted to Air Belgium or TUI fly. In my opinion, if bad mother Lufthansa get rids of Brussels Airlines and Austrian. Maybe Brussels Airlines and Austrian could join forces. Brussels Airlines fo...
by Conti764
19 Jun 2020, 18:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

People say the Belgian govt is 'powerless' compared to LH Group, but if they hold the African rights and can decide to grant them to an airline of their choice, they can surely use this in the negotiations, no? Tui is changing itself and AB lacks the resources to take over SN's flights to Africa. A...
by Conti764
19 Jun 2020, 17:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Transferring the African flights to Air Belgium is much more likely. And then what? No feed, no network, no fleet, no cash either. Flying from BRU? Or from CRL? Operating two bases? Pay more to this idea then they'd have to pay to SN under LH conditions? I guess the Belgian government (as always) i...
by Conti764
19 Jun 2020, 17:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310116

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The A330's are owned by LH. Given the situation in Africa due to Covid, LH might have time to set up a small (A330 only) Belgian company, called Eurowings Belgium, patch EW titles on the fuselage and have this Belgian airline, on a Belgian AOC with OO-registered A330's fly from BRU to Africa. The B...