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by rwandan-flyer
21 Sep 2019, 21:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 198
Views: 120461

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

Africa is not an easy market. Not a very big trafic Leisure markets limited to some destinations. From Italy and East Europe, there are plenty seasonnal flights to Africa, only for leisure markets, so no need to fly thru BRU, CDG or AMS. "High'' VFR market mainly in the summmer and probably during t...
by rwandan-flyer
21 Sep 2019, 21:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

No reaction, explanation in a press release, press conference, no communication to employees from CF about SN's recent ongoing problems with the long haul fleet ? «Silence radio» ? Sabena/SR scenario ? «Chronique d'une mort annoncée». Do you think that an airline will hold a press conference or mak...
by rwandan-flyer
20 Sep 2019, 10:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

In deed i have just seen archives, on French Forum, the Nantes Brussels service opened in 2016 and was first of all operated by a FlyBmi ERJ145. You can see also some FlyBe (SN livery) Q400 and CityJet (SN livery) SSJ pics at Nantes, on JP.Net
by rwandan-flyer
20 Sep 2019, 09:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019 Post by sn26567 » 18 Aug 2019, 13:26 Jetter wrote: ↑ 18 Aug 2019, 13:09 JOVAN wrote: ↑ 18 Aug 2019, 12:54 If SN wants to grow and become a network airline, you would imagine they would work on and develop further their existing destinations. First they need smaller pla...
by rwandan-flyer
14 Sep 2019, 14:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I m happy to see that Kigali will be one of first African destinations, to be served by SN three class A330-300 8-) Brussels Airlines will be the third airline to provide Premium Class to and from Rwanda, after KLM and RwandAir. SN will also operate the largest aircraft (seat capacity) to Kigali: SN...
by rwandan-flyer
09 Sep 2019, 18:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qatar Airways news
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: Qatar Airways announce 12 new routes

Confirmed, Qatar Airways will start Luanda Doha service, from March 2020. Competition to Angola starts to become stiff, outside UE Airlines: Ethiopian Airlines South African Airways Kenya Airways Qatar Airways Royal Air Maroc Emirates Airlines https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qatar-airways/qatar-a...
by rwandan-flyer
09 Sep 2019, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: [Discussion] No direct flights anymore between Brussels and Miami
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

Re: [Discussion] no direct flights anymore between Brussels and Miami

MIA, you can fly to major European destinations (example: Paris, London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Milan, Rome, Warsaw,.....etc.) except for BRU. There lots of French people living or visiting Florida, that why capacity between Paris and Miami is high. Depending sources betw...
by rwandan-flyer
07 Sep 2019, 20:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 38572

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

I am not sure they want to close the airline. Air Namibia is a tool to promote the country abroad and attract tourists. If it can run profitably (like Air Mauritius do) its' a double win. However they can afford some losses provide these are compensated by the tourists influx. The economy needs the...
by rwandan-flyer
30 Aug 2019, 10:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Dark side of code share and interline. The 1st LH flight from CDG to FRA, leaves CDG at 6h15, 1h15 earlier than the 1st SN flight from CDG to BRU. But the 1st SN flight from CDG to BRU provides 2hrs of connecting, which is good, while in deed via FRA, connecting time are quite short, if one flight i...
by rwandan-flyer
29 Aug 2019, 17:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Africa should be the main focus untill SN has a solid financial base. LH might give a hand by rerouting their Africa bound passengers through SN iso ET. All SN flights to Africa are in code share with Lufthansa, since many years. If you go on LH website, connecting thru FRA and BRU are often, the f...
by rwandan-flyer
26 Aug 2019, 21:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Here, we have 2 consecutive days cancellations to IAD. It's true, OO-SFZ have a technical problem. It's true, we have lot of replace's solution : via FRA, LHR, and more. There is also a daily United Airlines flight BRU-Washington ;). Double daily service to New York, one with SN and one with UA. Th...
by rwandan-flyer
23 Aug 2019, 19:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 69
Views: 31229

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

After Continental / United Merge, United Airlines cut seveal routes to Asia and Europe, from Houston. If you see stats of Houston Airport, traffic didn't really increase since 2012. A year a growth, the year after a big decreased. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bush_Intercontinental_Airport Un...
by rwandan-flyer
22 Aug 2019, 20:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 69
Views: 31229

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

I wonder how UA can be so strong in AMS to fly double daily while AMS is a Skyteam megahub... Like CDG, we have 2 flights a day to Dallas, with American Airlines. They have closed Boston, and reduced services to JFK, from 2 to 1 flight a day, when they merge with US Airways. In summer American Airl...
by rwandan-flyer
20 Aug 2019, 10:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Just comparin SN with LX, OS, SK ,TP.. countries of similar size (or smaller ) TP has a big network, in South America, and a growing network in USA and in Africa (almost 10 destinations). Austrian has good network, in North America, in Asia and limited network, in Africa and Caraïbes. Swiss has a g...
by rwandan-flyer
18 Aug 2019, 20:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

When you see Moscow is only served 5 times a week ( 21 times by Aeroflot !!), Bordeaux, Bristol, Prague,..hardly once a day. Sheremetyevo International Airport: 45 millions pax per year Brussels Airport: 25 millions pax per year Aeroflot: 254 aircraft Brussels Airlines: 56 Aeroflot has a big presen...
by rwandan-flyer
10 Aug 2019, 19:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 35941

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

They fly to BRU with quite big planes, bigger than NH (who fly out if world's biggest metropolis) NH flies daily, and I often see quite some NH passengers connecting in BRU. That's something CX can't offer. I think that the biggest competitor at BRU for CX, are Thai and the MEB3 (Emirates, Qatar Ai...
by rwandan-flyer
07 Aug 2019, 10:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

SN Should do the same. With little competition an extra stopover doesn't hurt demand too much, but with increased competition to Africa all these tag-on's are problematic. In Jeune Afrique, few years ago, Emirates said below 50 000 pax per year, they don't open a route. Their goal is to split a rou...
by rwandan-flyer
06 Aug 2019, 19:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

LH works closely with ET... I wonder why. Having SN do the Africa flying strengthens one of the currently weaker members of the group and keeps all revenue in house. Partnership between Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airlines started in 1990s, manly based on aircraft maintenance. I suppose that Lufthansa ...
by rwandan-flyer
06 Aug 2019, 10:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 867
Views: 160886

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Wrong again. The Lufthansa Group knows that Lufthansa can't beat Brussels Airlines' experience in Africa, hence the group leaves that market share for Brussels Airlines. And at the end of the day, their profit comes to the group too. If they want a presence in Africa, they can enhance their partner...
by rwandan-flyer
06 Aug 2019, 10:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 82128

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

They could be a Belgium XL Airways or Corsair, by focusing on some leisures destinations, where there is a big point to point trafic. If Belgium Air Transport wants to be competitive, they also need others Belgium airlines, not only Brussels Airlines. I really hope that Air Belgium, Air Antwerp will...