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by RoMax
20 Jun 2019, 21:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62633

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

If there were now 3 to 5 large Belgian investors who put 200 million on the table to buy back Brussels Airlines from Lufthansa, I think CS would soon sell his "lossmaking" subsidiary. What do you think? Why would they put 200 million on the table when they got only 2 million to sell 55% of the comp...
by RoMax
20 Jun 2019, 21:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1348
Views: 301073

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Another solution could be to open the satellite for charter and low cost flights for example would be less big investment. They'll first have to move several offices from the building and the connection between the terminal and the satelite has been cut for the current protocolservice. In the airpo...
by RoMax
12 May 2019, 18:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3732
Views: 1150175

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

I have an hypothesis (it's correct term ?) about the A330-300 SFB. Since her transfert to Brussels, SFB is planned almost always on the Toronto's route. Why not is a test in real size to know Eurowings colours in the Canada. OO-SFB has a former Cathay Pacific interior which consists of a small Busi...
by RoMax
12 May 2019, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62633

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I don't want to sound like a prophet of doom, but imho, no decision has yet been made on what will happen to the flights (aircraft and brand) to Africa, because if CS does not manage to get EW (including SN's European operations) out of the red, he will also integrate Brussels Airlines (brand) and ...
by RoMax
05 May 2019, 00:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 19880

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Good summary of the real situation but will anyone dare to tell CS? :lol: It was more as a reaction on the dramatic comments here of people that refuse to understand that also in a P2P focussed network strategy it's perfectly possible to offer connectivity, to codeshare with other airlines, etc. Th...
by RoMax
04 May 2019, 23:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 19880

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Does anyone realise the hypocrisy of their statements on the point-2-point vs. hub/network model? So an airline pursuing a P2P network strategy by definition ONLY carries pax from A to B, never A to B via C? So then a hub network strategy must mean that ALL pax fly A to B via C, right? Bullshit? Not...
by RoMax
20 Apr 2019, 02:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3732
Views: 1150175

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

SFD is (was?) supposed to enter ops this week with the new interior. That would make a total of 10, even without SFU and SFY. SFD will replace SFE or SFG, both already started operating with ex-SIA interior to ensure an 'on-time' phase-out of SFM/N/O, but were originally never intended to operate f...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 22:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 220
Views: 51914

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Well, it's true that the number of SN pax for the month can't possibly be 295000 (it was above 624000 last month)! It would be easy for LH/SN to prevent that confusion! :roll: Yes, it would be easy, but Lufthansa categorically refuses to do so. And since LH owns 100% of SN, the latter can only comp...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 13:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62633

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Is it still a result of the fuel contamination of last December at Kinshasa Airport ? Not that I know. Engines also need heavy maintenance once in a while, or quicker if detailed inspections reveal things that make it risky or too unsafe to continue operations with that engine. There are for the mo...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 13:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 220
Views: 51914

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

The number of pax, in %, during March was again the highest one for Brussels Airlines for the whole LH Group. SN saw in increase of more then 15%!!!!!! while Eurowings had a drop of more then 2% For the whole LH group was only an increase of 1%. Good job SN, even they want to kill this brand and co...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 13:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62633

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Refurbishing and check Rather a global shortage of the required PW engines, resulting in a prelonged AOG of SFU... They probably use the ground time to do some other stuff (but it's not getting the new interior for example), but that's not the primary reason it's been on the ground for so long now.
by RoMax
12 Feb 2019, 14:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9541

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Interestingly, KLM maintains all its flights: what an opportunity! Most SN destinations can be reached from AMS. Whereas LH, LX and OS cancelled all their flights together with SN when FRA, MUC VIE, ZRH could be nice alternatives. Lack of vision of the LH Group! Already last week the full LH Group ...
by RoMax
12 Feb 2019, 10:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9541

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

You realise it's winter and that on Wednesday the amount of holiday flights by SN is even not 2 percent of the total of flights? Even more the reason not to inconveniece those people There are just 2(!) flights that pose a problem for Thomas Cook, the one to TFS and the one to HRG. Both have been c...
by RoMax
11 Feb 2019, 21:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9541

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Meanwhile TUI manages to operate a full schedule from alternate airports. Im sorry but cancelling everything is the easy option I applaud the actions of TUIfly to relocate their 36 flights to the Netherlands and France and arrange bus transport for all pax, indeed a great job of them. But are you s...
by RoMax
10 Feb 2019, 19:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A330/A330neo news
Replies: 69
Views: 19478

Re: Airbus A330/A330neo news

Delta Air Lines has emerged as the probable buyer for 10 A330neos worth US$3 billion, based on the latest order & deliveries update from Airbus. it must 20 A330neos worth US$3 billion. An Airbus A380 jumbo costs $350 million. Not really, Airbus' official avarege list prices in 2018: 445.6mio USD fo...
by RoMax
08 Feb 2019, 19:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 9541

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Pro tip for SN staff: if you want to become a successful ‘national’ airline despite LH’s efforts to turn you into a low cost franchise you don’t go on strike for vague reasons! :| SN staff will not strike (except maybe a few lost exceptions), the cancelations are because basically 'everyone else' i...
by RoMax
04 Feb 2019, 23:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 176
Views: 111750

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

Says Jeroen Lyssens, VP network Brussels Airlines... Jeroen? And yes he says so, what do you mean with that? That he's lying? Making the truth look nicer than it is? Ashaming his reputation in a publication of the world's most well-known independent organisation in terms of airline/airport route de...
by RoMax
04 Feb 2019, 22:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 176
Views: 111750

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

It's an internal Star Alliance statistic that's well known by those familiar in the global Star network, also repeated here in an article about SN in the latest edition of the 'Routes News' magazine: https://content.yudu.com/web/2zc2/0Auv9i/rn1-2019/html/ It was also mentioned during one of the Star...
by RoMax
04 Feb 2019, 21:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 176
Views: 111750

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

No! In my point of view, the problem is coming from Brussels airlines... sorry... Eurowings. Mr Spohr and LH are the real problem in Belgium! That airline that expanded its market share at BRU from about 30% in 2013 to almost 40% in 2018? That company/group that facilitates the fact that BRU is the...
by RoMax
30 Jan 2019, 07:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 523
Views: 142193

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Sorry for the «broken record» : for those who were still in two minds, my «broken record» says : if you are not bound by a corporate travel policy, don't fly any of the LH Group airlines anymore, be it for business or leisure, and don't fly via Spohr's declared hubs (FRA, MUC, ZRH, VIE and FCO ???)...