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by RoMax
22 Sep 2019, 13:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 158941

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Last evening, according to Flightstats.com, Golf has been replaced by Delta on the Abidjan service of today. But 3 hours later as SFD was put on the JFK service, she was replaced by Foxtrot for OUA/ABJ. But because Foxtrot had been planned for Dakar, it is OO-SFK that was put on line for this SN205...
by RoMax
22 Sep 2019, 12:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Consequences of the looming Thomas Cook bankruptcy on Brussels Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 13

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The question is what will happen with the Belgian activities, after all it's not because TC goes bankrupt that the market is gone. Will they be taken over? - Yes: completely, partly, will they take over the SN contract or develop something new, contract another airline, ... - No: other tour-operator...
by RoMax
22 Sep 2019, 11:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 158941

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

nordikcam wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 11:23
When will we learn more about this "Reboot" plan? End of september or end of 2019?
I assume something in between probably before something substantial will be known on a large scale (=external communication and/or leaks from staff talking to media).
by RoMax
22 Sep 2019, 11:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Consequences of the looming Thomas Cook bankruptcy on Brussels Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 13

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I'm rather astonished to see the little reactions regarding Thomas Cook / Neckermann future financial woes... and possible bankruptcy. This will for sure greatly impact SN's financials and its operations. They have adapted their A32F fleet capacity in accordance to the Thomas Cook take-over. If Tho...
by RoMax
22 Sep 2019, 00:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 158941

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Pretty lame strategy if you ask me... SN needs investments to grow, not the least on the one market that kept them afloat for many years. Imho the issue is not that SN gets (fairly recent) second hand aircraft, but the fact that LH first expects a big return on investment before investing in the co...
by RoMax
21 Sep 2019, 21:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 158941

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Bcs you are convinced that SN still will get planes from LH. SN will get planes from LH if it has the financial performance to justify growth and/or fleet renewal. That's what I'm saying. In other words, at this moment: no. CS is also not a favorite of OS and has to show him also better results, bu...
by RoMax
21 Sep 2019, 20:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 158941

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The decision of LH to replace old A330 by newer second hand A330 was long time ago taken. Now the situation is completely different... Oh yes the situation changed, the decision was taken end 2016/early 2017, since then the (structural) financial performance of SN only got worse. And not for reason...
by RoMax
21 Sep 2019, 19:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 158941

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

There is a lot of criticism on SN which I understand, but 1 thing I really don't get, why everyone is so obsessed with the leisure network. The 2 simply complement each other with the very big majority of the flights being operated in off-peak times and periods for feeding and business traffic. Sure...
by RoMax
26 Aug 2019, 21:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3880
Views: 1236784

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

According to CS you have to make a profit first before you are entitled to new investments. Remember ? So far for the level playing field and for those who still believe what the guy says. Just a few remarks: - These A333's are (profitably) operated by SN under ACMI and contribute to a future more ...
by RoMax
21 Aug 2019, 08:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 107
Views: 35076

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?

Flights coming from those so called one-stop-security countries allow transfer pax to go directly back up to the departures level of Pier B (so no security or passport check), if you connect onwards to non-Schengen you either just stay in Pier B or take the B to T bus transfer to T zone. Otherwise y...
by RoMax
15 Jul 2019, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 362
Views: 117143

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Boeing 737-8200 wil mean the 200 seat variant of the Boeing 737-8 MAX for Ryanair only Quite surprising that Southwest hasn't bought any yet... Because Southwest simply doesn't have very high density cabins. They are single class and with slim seats etc, but aside from that they are roomier in seat...
by RoMax
12 Jul 2019, 09:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 69
Views: 30655

Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Now that the EW episode is over (hopefully for good), ... And, btw, any financial/traffic figures released recently? The June and H1 traffic figures for the LH Group were published today. Brussels Airlines is still considered as part of the Eurowings Group and thus not allowed to publish its own tr...
by RoMax
20 Jun 2019, 21:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 158941

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: 1556
Views: 375343

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: 3880
Views: 1236784

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: 867
Views: 158941

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: 146
Views: 46333

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: 146
Views: 46333

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: 3880
Views: 1236784

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: 229
Views: 59056

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...