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by Conti764
27 Oct 2020, 17:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: OO-SGC: A new lease of life
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: OO-SGC: A new lease of life

Why did Sabena never buy the Combi's to operate into Africa? KL's Combi's offered more or less the same pax capacity as SN's A330's did/do but with more valuable cargo space. They were combi's... Google "Sabena 747 seatmap"... I believe Sabena even did the conversion of the 747-100's them...
by Conti764
26 Oct 2020, 13:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: OO-SGC: A new lease of life
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: OO-SGC: A new lease of life

Why did Sabena never buy the Combi's to operate into Africa?

KL's Combi's offered more or less the same pax capacity as SN's A330's did/do but with more valuable cargo space.
by Conti764
27 Sep 2020, 22:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I must admit I do not see a bright future neither... Neither does BRU CEO Arnaud Feist. I can't read the article below, but the header says ‘We no longer see a light at the end of the tunnel' and 'Thousands of jobs will disappear’. https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20200925_97599090 I wonder what he ...
by Conti764
09 Sep 2020, 19:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Future long haul destinations Brussels Airport
Replies: 20
Views: 9041

Re: Future long haul destinations Brussels Airport

United just announced new long haul routes, also to Africa. If passengers can fly non stop between the US and Africa BRU won’t be needed anymore. Also last year people were pretty sure that United would launch flights between SFO and BRU. This was before COVID-19... What went wrong there? Quite a s...
by Conti764
03 Aug 2020, 21:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

The guy basically does what he wants here. Mods don't do anything about this guy. ( you should know this already ) Also: mods: the posts above could imply racism ( monkeys, I think Leopold also used those words... ) ;) but it's flanker and he gets away with all kind of bullshit. Whilst I fully agre...
by Conti764
03 Aug 2020, 21:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

On the other hand, travelling on a plane and refusing to wear a mask is even less acceptable. I don't know how such people could be named. Now let's move forward and discuss aviation. They should be named for what they are: unruly passengers. If it's up to me they should be kicked off the plane imm...
by Conti764
03 Aug 2020, 21:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I wasn't referring to the mask you wear, that's entirely your choice. The way you address other people is more of an issue. Other people not wearing a mask or airlines ignoring the Covid rules are an even bigger issue. Sure, screaming at a complete stranger to put his fucking mask on is acceptable ...
by Conti764
03 Aug 2020, 00:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I follow up and do not recommend people to fly from AMS. The Netherlands is far behind other countries on the mask wearing policy. People are not wearing masks in stores and supermarkets. Upon landing I was shocked to realise that the young monkey in his twenties behind me was not wearing his mask....
by Conti764
02 Aug 2020, 20:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis
Replies: 62
Views: 16507

Re: Impact of aviation on the Coronavirus crisis

I follow up and do not recommend people to fly from AMS. The Netherlands is far behind other countries on the mask wearing policy. People are not wearing masks in stores and supermarkets. Upon landing I was shocked to realise that the young monkey in his twenties behind me was not wearing his mask....
by Conti764
26 Jul 2020, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1454083

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

That's what I proposed for years already that SN use the A321LR to Luanda for example but a lot of people where mocking me then. I don't know what the discussion was about exactly, nor why you were being mocked, but before stating 'SN should fly the A321(X)LR to this or that destination' one needs ...
by Conti764
22 Jul 2020, 16:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 21
Views: 5413

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

Since BRU is only one of the few Star Alliance airports to get US preclearence it might open up opportunities for UA to expand at BRU.
by Conti764
22 Jul 2020, 14:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

But can the A321XLR take enough cargo ? They don't need the range of the A350. As more long haul destinations are part of the 'plan', maybe they can use them in the future? The 321XLR can serve on thinner routes with lesser cargo needs. It might open up some tatl opportunities for instance...
by Conti764
22 Jul 2020, 11:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Die investeringen zullen ook groener moeten zijn dan nu het geval is. Nieuwe vliegtuigen zullen ecologischer en klimaatvriendelijker moeten zijn. Omdat Europa met de Green Deal stevige klimaatambities op tafel legt moet ook Brussels Airlines werken aan 'klimaatneutraliteit'. They are talking about ...
by Conti764
22 Jul 2020, 11:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 21
Views: 5413

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

The return of the once famous US zone at the end of pier B?
by Conti764
21 Jul 2020, 14:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

290 million loan, LH pledges 170 million. Guarantees for the brand name Brussels Airlines, (long haul) growth in BRU and more ecological aircraft and guarantees SN becomes a network airline.

Good deal. I honestly didn't expect De Croo and co to pull it off.
by Conti764
20 Jul 2020, 18:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

SN never realy got a fair chance fighting for its reason to excist. Now you might claim other airlines were hit by the same crises as SN (apart from the 2016 attacks) but overall most other airlines got the time and opportunity to grow or get stable at times when SN was struggling from Sabena's ban...
by Conti764
20 Jul 2020, 14:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

However, there is also talks to get loans with state support, all these loans will have to be repaid in due time. In order to pay back the loans, it is crucial that the company still exists in a few years and that it is profitable, hence the important of the restructuring plan. For almost 20 years ...
by Conti764
18 Jul 2020, 12:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1635
Views: 564651

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

It seems like many people are underestimating the effect of Covid on BAC's books. I can imagine them not investing heavily the coming years...
by Conti764
16 Jul 2020, 19:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I don't understand why everyone keeps saying LH might f*ck over the Belgian government for the restructuring 2020-2023 and then abandon SN while De Croo said they obtained a post 2023 growth plan.
by Conti764
16 Jul 2020, 10:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1672
Views: 449566

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

MHG wrote: 16 Jul 2020, 09:41 I can imagine a new operator starting from scratch would generally have a much better perspective.
That went well in the past.