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by sterling
24 Jun 2019, 18:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 322469

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

it is interesting to see that LH ignored first the other airlines such as Delta's failed approach with SONG, that a legacy carrier and a low-cost carrier under one roof doesn't really work. The mentality of a low cost carrier is hard to unify with legacy carrier. It is more difficult that legacy car...
by sterling
23 Mar 2019, 18:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 201
Views: 128743

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

LOT Polish Airlines will launch 12 weekly flights between Brussels and Budapest from 2 September. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lot-polish-airlines/lot-polish-airlines-commits-to-budapest-airport-opens-routes-to-brussels-and-bucharest/ To Brussels LOT will fly with E195 aircraft from Mondays t...
by sterling
15 Mar 2019, 15:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 154
Views: 99998

Re: Eurowings in 2019

IMHO, what will likely happen is that EW will not yield the "promised" profits on the long term, and I predict that EW will have two pillars (in order to avoid that CS is losing face): -> Accelerate to replace all LH-flights that have a pressure on the costs (due the higher costs of LH-metal and per...
by sterling
20 Feb 2019, 17:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 322469

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines is allowed to fly 7 (!!) times per week to Kinshasa. Indeed, but with a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the capacity is much lower than on SN's A330. And I am sure that the Belgian diplomatic representation in Kinshasa is pushing the new President to grant additional slots to Brussels...
by sterling
11 Feb 2019, 09:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 322469

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

It is interesting to see how LH's senior management old school believes that they need a low-cost carrier (Eurowings). Look at Air France-KLM decided to reduce different (low-cost) brand names and harmonize everything, it is just cheaper to have one brand. AF-KLM came to the senses that Joon/HOP! co...
by sterling
24 Jan 2019, 23:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 322469

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

As I suspected long time ago, Carsten Spohr' pet project must succeed and he will sacrifice SN to show better results and reap the bonusses for his promises to the Board of Directors concerning EW performance. One of the way to shore up EW performance is to prevent SN to publish the passenger number...
by sterling
12 Jan 2019, 00:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 75
Views: 22309

Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Interesting isn't? AI not allowed to fly to BRU... The idea of an alliance (Star Alliance) is basically a cover up. It is similar to Turkish Airlines; they are part of THY and they basically steal PAX from all the members of the alliance. Star Alliance's members are basically protecting each of them...
by sterling
09 Nov 2018, 19:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines (Brussels, ex-Thomas Cook) news 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 38938

Re: VLM Airlines (Brussels, ex-Thomas Cook) news 2018

I'm frowning my eye-brows when I read what VLM is doing -> what's next, renaming to 'Small VLM Airlines' or 'Planet VLM' ?
by sterling
09 Nov 2018, 12:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: WOW announcing services from BRU !
Replies: 20
Views: 402891

Re: WOW announcing services from BRU !

Well... it seems that the portal was not wrong... as WOW Air is going to be acquired by Icelandair.
It will give Icelandair the opportunity to get rid off the aging B757 aircraft and rationalize their route network.
by sterling
08 Nov 2018, 20:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme
Replies: 61
Views: 11402

Re: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme

Ref: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/brussels-airlines-extends-loyalty-programme-loop/ Interesting... I have the impression that Lufthansa doesn't want that SN is using M&M as it is a point-to-point network. Up to now, LOOP had some reason of existence together w...
by sterling
05 Nov 2018, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: WOW Air has ceased operations, all flights cancelled and filing for bankruptcy
Replies: 52
Views: 16383

WOW Air has ceased operations, all flights cancelled and filing for bankruptcy

I'm not really surprised about the situation of WOW Air and the Icelandair financial situation. - Airports are increasing their tax and fees while both airlines are keeping the tariffs very low. - You will need to move tons of passengers to make a some bucks. - I've been couple of times on Icelandai...
by sterling
07 Jan 2013, 17:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Heavy gate shortage at BRU?
Replies: 73
Views: 16897

Re: Heavy gate shortage at BRU?

The B-Gates are used for BRU-JFK flights.
by sterling
30 Jun 2011, 01:50
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: For transit passengers trough İstanbul..
Replies: 9
Views: 3333

Re: For transit passengers trough İstanbul..

Hmmm... Emirates model... fly from x to y via Dubai and stay a few hours and visit something and leave some money there....
Smart move of THY,... but not original.
by sterling
30 Jun 2011, 01:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from THY - Turkish Airlines
Replies: 663
Views: 290974

Re: New destinations from THY

THY tend to codeshare only when they don't fly with their own metal.
If they fly with their metal then the other partner doesn't codeshare often.
by sterling
29 Jun 2011, 11:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from THY - Turkish Airlines
Replies: 663
Views: 290974

Re: New destinations from THY

THY seems to embark on an relentless expansion journey... and trying to mimicing Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways. The question is of course... is THY not digging their own grave.. I've more and more the suspicion that THY entered STAR Alliance in order siphon more passengers to their own flights...
by sterling
12 Jan 2011, 16:26
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Gulf airlines - double standards ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Gulf airlines - double standards ?

Bart in Luchtzak? Is est quispiam novus!
by sterling
12 Jan 2011, 13:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Saudi Arabian Airlines Joins SkyTeam Alliance
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Saudi Arabian Airlines Joins SkyTeam Alliance

Hmmm... Saudi-Arabian Airlines joining SkyTeam... they'll have to upgrade their ancient systems at Jeddah and Riyadh Airports... SAA lounges... what a joke. The lounge services at Riyad's King Khalid International Airport is very limited. Service onboard the SAA flights are appalling... a major over...
by sterling
12 Jan 2011, 13:09
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Gulf airlines - double standards ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Gulf airlines - double standards ?

Unfortunately, this is very true. I have flown with Emirates (Skywards Gold status), Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. For the international routes (excl. Middle-Eastern routes), people are generally well treated (regardless of nationality). However, the shocker starts when it is a "Middle-East" rou...