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by Boavida
07 Jul 2020, 12:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Today in the news: TAP Air Portugal and El Al are going to be nationalized. (https://www.airlive.net/category/news/)



Meanwhile at SN...

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by Boavida
04 Jul 2020, 15:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Former Brussels Airlines CEO Christina Foerster becomes co-chair of SN Airholding, the parent company of the airline https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/former-brussels-airlines-ceo-christina-foerster-becomes-co-chair-of-sn-airholding-the-parent-company-of-the-airline/ I presume this ...
by Boavida
26 Jun 2020, 11:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Does anyone know when the next meeting is between LH and the Belgian govt?

It's about time we F I N A L L Y have an outcome.
by Boavida
25 Jun 2020, 23:04
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Air Force news
Replies: 85
Views: 57139

Re: Belgian Air Force news

The Belgian Air Force is reducing the flying hours of the 4 NH90-TTH helicopters, as they are called 'unreliable" (they break down all the time) and they cost more to operate than an F-16... Expected is that they will be sold in a couple of years. https://m.mil.be/sites/mil.be/files/article/ORB_7320...
by Boavida
24 Jun 2020, 20:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

So, recap of the day: - deal at SN between management and syndicates - Thiele will vote for rescue plan LH - Belgian govt willing 'to do its part' Looks like all the obstacles have been removed and Brussels Airlines will get its rescue plan. Right? Hope we'll see it tomorrow. https://www.standaard.b...
by Boavida
22 Jun 2020, 12:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

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 Flanker2, wer...
by Boavida
22 Jun 2020, 11:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Nationalising SN or even launching a newco is the only option. Not sure about starting a completely newco, but I'm starting to think that nationalising SN would be indeed the best solution. - drop the leisure destinations, focus on business routes - invest in long haul - change company name to Sabe...
by Boavida
19 Jun 2020, 23:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

In any case, there has to be a deal on MONDAY and not a day later. All these rumours about bankruptcy are deadly for the image of SN (or any company in this situation).

No one is going to book a flight with an airline that 'seems' on the verge of bankruptcy. This uncertainty has to stop now.
by Boavida
19 Jun 2020, 18:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

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. An...
by Boavida
19 Jun 2020, 11:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If LH ditches SN (let it go bust), can Belgium takeover and nationalise? (I mean technically)
by Boavida
11 Jun 2020, 10:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy
Replies: 40
Views: 15103

Re: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy

I cannot give you specifics regarding licence bcs that's confidential info. There will be now a period, normally till the end of the year, regarding the procedure for a second handler. So, for the next coming months a solution has to be found Can't this procedure for a second handler be speed up? I...
by Boavida
10 Jun 2020, 17:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy
Replies: 40
Views: 15103

Re: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy

Now what ?

Aviapartner handling all flights this summer ?
by Boavida
08 Jun 2020, 23:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 5378

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2020

Are. You. Kidding. Me ?????

Have those people at Skyes no decency at all? Belgian aviation is struggling for survival and they want to go on strike again ? I'm lost for words.
by Boavida
08 Jun 2020, 23:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy
Replies: 40
Views: 15103

Re: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy

Let's hope there will be a takeover as soon as possible (I've heard some speculations about dnata ) and that they'll preserve as much jobs as possible... Sure, let’s hire those workers at less pay, work harder and already less favorable conditions than at Swissport. Everybody happy. Why this aggres...
by Boavida
08 Jun 2020, 16:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy
Replies: 40
Views: 15103

Re: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy

Let's hope there will be a takeover as soon as possible (I've heard some speculations about dnata) and that they'll preserve as much jobs as possible...
by Boavida
06 Jun 2020, 15:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Academics from several Belgian universities plead to completely nationalise Brussels Airlines ànd Brussels Airport. They state that aviation has to become a public sector.

Interesting read!

-- > https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/06/03 ... ke-dienst/
by Boavida
27 May 2020, 23:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

This is all taking far too much time. What's behind all this?
by Boavida
22 May 2020, 17:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 55893

Re: Lufthansa in 2020

Apparently the German government wants LH to keep its current orders with Airbus, as part of the 'rescue' deal.

https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaa ... 28647.html
by Boavida
20 May 2020, 23:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 55893

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

De Tijd reports the German government has reached an agreement about LH.

Article in Der Spiegel (you can use Google translate) :https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unter ... 74d376107b
by Boavida
16 May 2020, 12:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310286

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

When I see those logos of Austrian and Swiss, I can't help to think that Belgian Airlines would have been a better name for SN, it could be used as simply 'Belgian'...

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Just a sidenote ofcourse, I know this is the least of the concerns right now...