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by DeltaWiskey
11 Nov 2019, 21:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3916
Views: 1347832

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

It is probably the acceptance flight by the lessor/owner, it covers a complete flight as well as some emergency procedures. SFW will be parted out, this was very likely its very last flight. Ever.
by DeltaWiskey
10 Nov 2019, 22:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 164405

Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

sn26567 wrote:
05 Nov 2019, 12:19
Furthermore, several weeks to get a certification for a sticker? Is that a joke?
If you don't know what is involved, don't make such a ridiculous statement. :roll:
by DeltaWiskey
10 Nov 2019, 22:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

nordikcam wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 13:05
Still no news on the future of the long haul EW operated by aircraft registered in Belgium?
As from 1 January, LH will sell the flights, EW will concentrate on EU short haul. (This is already known for a long time.)
For SN, the operator of the flights, nothing will change.
by DeltaWiskey
09 Nov 2019, 21:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

It's not only SN that makes some adjustments to its meal offering: https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-reducing-economy-meal-service/ It's been previously said on this forum the LH, LX, OS and SN are streamlining their offer, among synergies and other benefits, this will also enable SN flights to b...
by DeltaWiskey
07 Nov 2019, 04:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 343
Views: 154240

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Where is the problem? An Air Belgium aircraft was grounded in Lima for 4 days by a ground incident caused by a loading truck, an incident out of the responsibility of the airline. Lol, obviously ground handling is within the responsibility of an airline! I also think your censorship is very misplac...
by DeltaWiskey
02 Nov 2019, 18:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 152
Views: 98032

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Eurowings plans Dusseldorf – Verona route form 31 March 2020 with Q400 operated by LGW. Eurowings to launch service from Hamburg to Larnaca from 16 May 2020, with A320. Instead of echoing all the press releases, it would also be interesting to know which routes are axed. Eurowings is restructuring ...
by DeltaWiskey
02 Nov 2019, 18:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austrian Airlines in 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 9637

Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Austrian Airlines to cut costs, jobs as LCC competition intensifies. http://m.atwonline.com/airlines/austrian-airlines-cut-costs-jobs-lcc-competition-intensifies Can we expect the same scenario for SN? The situation at OS looks even worse than at SN (which is not expected to fire people, but rely o...
by DeltaWiskey
02 Nov 2019, 18:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Next Thursday is November 7th . What a nice touch to pick that date and not a day before or after. :cry: Why? On 7th Nov 2001, Sabena was declared bankrupt. Lol, it is just like RoMax said, it's the day that Lufthansa announces its Q3 results. Don't take it personally like H.A., it has nothing to d...
by DeltaWiskey
01 Nov 2019, 22:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 17:52
Next Thursday is November 7th. What a nice touch to pick that date and not a day before or after.
:cry:
Why?
by DeltaWiskey
28 Oct 2019, 19:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3916
Views: 1347832

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

If you average out over all airlines across the world, brand new aircraft will have a very similar total operating cost compared to 2nd hand, until they reach an age of 20-25y. Then heavy maintenance visits become the main cost driver. For new aircraft, lease / loan payments are high, but maintenanc...
by DeltaWiskey
23 Oct 2019, 22:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Why isn't EW and the rest of the LH-group on the same booking engine anyway? There are LH-flights operated by EW as well. And I assume the same booking engine for both would be cheaper, ergo in the benefit of EW? That's one of the reasons why the EW-SN split was announced last June, some big decisi...
by DeltaWiskey
23 Oct 2019, 21:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

For widebodies aircraft, A330 fleet is perfect (why not A330-900) and A321LR... A330's are actually a bit too big for some destinations. In my opinion, the A321(X)LR is a very compelling aircraft and would fit very well in the current network, the only downside is its cargo capacity (especially for...
by DeltaWiskey
23 Oct 2019, 20:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3916
Views: 1347832

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

SNG in December. Is that an A320 or a typo for an A330? Will the 3x A330-200 be replaced by newer birds or does the fleet shrink? It is not a typo. SFU (A330-200) will be replaced with SFH (A330-300). 2 A332 remain then in the fleet, SFZ and SFT. Which will also be replaced with A330-300 in due tim...
by DeltaWiskey
15 Oct 2019, 20:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

What a nonsense discussion. The principal language within the company is English, just like it is the most aviation companies. As required by law, labour agreements / contracts are made up in Dutch, French, English, German, etc. Most of the employees speak the 3 main languages quite fluently. As you...
by DeltaWiskey
12 Oct 2019, 21:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1085
Views: 314837

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Flew OO-SNN in Eurowings colors yesterday evening from CPH to BRU. Crew didn't mention anything and it must be a bit confusing to passengers not in the know to end up in this aircraft. Good flight, as usual with SN. Yes, it can be confusing, but as long as the service on board is still typical Brus...
by DeltaWiskey
02 Oct 2019, 19:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 84
Views: 83311

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

The Avro was a good plane for them as it was not a big one. They could fly on this niche market. Now they have only A319 and A320 which is too big for certain destinations. AF/KLM understand this very well and they bought the A220 to fly on thinner routes. This A220 could be a perfect plane for SN ...
by DeltaWiskey
29 Sep 2019, 14:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 118
Views: 21742

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

Meanwhile, seems like Thomas Cook Belgium is trying to rebrand as 'Neckermann Reizen' and selling (a limited number of) package holidays again? It looks like it is Thomas Cook Retail Belgium nv that is being rebranded. The other 3 entities: Thomas Cook Belgium nv, Thomas Cook Retail nv and Thomas C...
by DeltaWiskey
27 Aug 2019, 18:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3916
Views: 1347832

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Yes, SN pays for the paint, but all one-time costs are charged back to EW. So, EW effectively pays for it. I think it is indeed a "quick and easy" paint.
by DeltaWiskey
02 Aug 2019, 22:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3916
Views: 1347832

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

@crew1990: Outgoing SFM-N-O-V have already left the fleet. SFY will leave this month. SFW will leave in November. SNG in December. SFU early 2020. SFZ in 2021 and SFT in 2022. Incoming SFP is MSN 645 and is the fourth (and final*) for DUS ops. SFP should start operating in September (replacing the A...
by DeltaWiskey
02 Aug 2019, 15:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3916
Views: 1347832

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

No official SN statement, but from conversations I had with two SN managers one can deduct that: All future SN widebodies will get minimal painting jobs: a white fuselage, a blue tail with the red b dots. That painting is there to stay. Pressure on costs will have that livery remain until there is ...