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by RoMax
12 Feb 2019, 14:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 8138

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: 8138

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: 8138

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: 62
Views: 16612

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: 8138

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: 123
Views: 99378

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: 123
Views: 99378

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: 123
Views: 99378

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: 486
Views: 131928

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 ???)...
by RoMax
27 Jan 2019, 17:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3570
Views: 1103277

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Thanks. But it's a bit a pity because the C and Y class are completely worn out. But it's understandable.... SFT started flying for SN just 1 year ago (end of Jan 2017), it definitely doesn't have a worn out C and Y class. There is a big difference between 'not in new state anymore' and 'completely...
by RoMax
27 Jan 2019, 15:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3570
Views: 1103277

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

But SFT is a 200 with PW engine almost 20 years old?!? Is Brussels Airlines not switching to Trent???? 2 A332's have lease contracts till 2021/2022 and will stay until then. They get the new PY cabin (though with some small visual differences to fit the 'old' cabin vs the version that will be insta...
by RoMax
22 Jan 2019, 23:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 23200

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

First of all I am wondering how SN can improve its figures when they are dragged down with EW's horrific performance? It's not SN's figures that matter, but EW's. SN is and will remain a seperate entity, both legally and operationally. Totally regardless of the consolidated public Eurowings Group f...
by RoMax
11 Jan 2019, 20:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3570
Views: 1103277

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OO-SFB will indeed return to SN this year.
by RoMax
04 Jan 2019, 23:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 23200

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

sn26567 wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 17:44
For 2018 Brussels Airlines announced 750 new jobs, but hired only 350 employees for the full year.

Such forecasts are highly unpredictable.
The forecast of 750 included new DUS based staff, 350 was the number for Brussels.

2018 was also the first year that SN exceeded 4000 employees.
by RoMax
30 Dec 2018, 22:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

...well let's rather say that this is what the internal communication dept of SN says of it. ;) I've rarely seen an airline choosing a seat that isn't yet certified but that still is for sale on the market. :? It actually happens all the time. Each time something is changed to the basic off the she...
by RoMax
22 Dec 2018, 15:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

SFM did probably last regularl flight on december 19. It's the second oldest A333 already operational. The end of a long story in SN fleet (just 2 years forAir Inter previously to go for Sabena) 3rd oldest, Cathay Dragon has the 2 oldest operating Those were manufactured earlier, but SFN, O and M h...
by RoMax
01 Dec 2018, 23:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3570
Views: 1103277

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Thank you André .. sorry for the link problem, just found out about it now. Spohr repeats what is unfortunately already known. Each airline of the group must finance its equipment separately. No policy, no investment for sn except the routine thing. It's not so much the financing an sich, it's a ma...
by RoMax
14 Nov 2018, 20:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218491

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I wonder what's the reason of OO-SFJ and OO-SCX operating Brussels Airlines flights. Is LH/EW testing the waters? Or is LH/EW supporting SN in their fleet renewal/issues and thus avoiding a more expensive ad-hoc external lease of equipment? SFY is in C check and SFZ is still AOG. So SN simply has a...
by RoMax
06 Nov 2018, 22:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3570
Views: 1103277

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OK, I note that SFN is being replaced by SFC (already flying since the summer). But, noting that SFY is "parked" at LIS (reason?) and that today both SFT and SFZ are AOG at BRU, I turn to the SN list given for the LH group that says SFE and SFG were to join the fleet by October; hence I'm wondering...
by RoMax
06 Nov 2018, 18:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3570
Views: 1103277

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

All that drama again for nothing :p Old situation: 6 A333's, 4 A332's, at least that's clear for all. Now then. Since summer 2018 the fleet roll-over kicked off with lots of things ongoing (early deliveries requiring temporary storage of several a/c, usage of SFC as 'hot spare' by SN until SFN would...