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by convair
16 Jul 2019, 23:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 538
Views: 145580

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

After reading the (very interesting) "full story", I have the strong impression that the fascinating Alitalia saga is far from over!
This thread goes back to 2012 and it was already then an old Dallas-like story!
by convair
16 Jul 2019, 13:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 75
Views: 12365

Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

And on July 17, they don't have the pax figures for June yet!
by convair
15 Jul 2019, 11:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3789
Views: 1167362

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OO-SFG is now in AMM (for C-check/refurbishment?).
by convair
12 Jul 2019, 21:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 44
Views: 7048

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

Now that the EW episode is over (hopefully for good), ... And, btw, any financial/traffic figures released recently? The June and H1 traffic figures for the LH Group were published today. Brussels Airlines is still considered as part of the Eurowings Group and thus not allowed to publish its own tr...
by convair
11 Jul 2019, 23:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Estonian Air bankrupt - Replaced by Nordica
Replies: 41
Views: 9654

Re: Estonian Air bankrupt - Replaced by Nordica

BRU summer topic : As from 1st of July, flights of Nordica from TLL are now operated by LOT and no more by Nordica. Flight numbers are the same. That would be interesting to see LOT aircraft (except CR7&9) at TLL. LOT took over Nordica routes, as mentionned above a few weeks ago. I knew that, I pos...
by convair
11 Jul 2019, 23:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 44
Views: 7048

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

11 flights per week instead of 6 on route to BRS. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/brussels-airlines-resumes-flights-to-bristol/ Now that the EW episode is over (hopefully for good), it's good to see SN taking care of its European network: resuming BRS and Hanove...
by convair
08 Jul 2019, 00:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Remember Korongo? They'd be clean daft to point even one finger at Lubumbashi. That name is burnt, and will be for some time. It would be nice enough, though, I must agree. Probably a matter of traffic rights as André says. However, times have changed and Belgium should try and get these rights now...
by convair
07 Jul 2019, 21:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Why is Brussels Airlines not flying to Lubumbashi? Remember Korongo? They'd be clean daft to point even one finger at Lubumbashi. That name is burnt, and will be for some time. It would be nice enough, though, I must agree. Probably a matter of traffic rights as André says. However, times have chan...
by convair
05 Jul 2019, 12:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 09:15
OO-SFL is on her "once-in-a-month" charity flight, same as on 03JUN.

She left EBBR this morning as BEL9903 to position for the EW1112 DUS-EWR with STD 11:35LT.

;)

H.A.
Hi H.A., what do you mean by "charity flight"?
by convair
04 Jul 2019, 16:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

So it would be a good idea to stop with some leisure flights and to focus more on real business destinations which will bring also the money. With flights to Cabo Verde they don't earn a lot I think Although I agree with the rest of your post, I believe the leisure flights, mostly done on weekends,...
by convair
04 Jul 2019, 13:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

It remains to be seen what is going to happen with SFJ-K-L-P (A330 operating from DUS), that is something that will be looked at this quarter. What's already known: (1) they will stay on the SN AOC, (2) the tickets will be commercialised by LH, but the aircraft won't be painted in Lufthansa c/s. Eu...
by convair
02 Jul 2019, 21:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 7178

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2019

So it's bad management. Or maybe BAC shouldn't be so cheap. Many years ago, I worked for a subcontractor and every 5 or so years the contract had to be renewed. Each time BAC asked more for less money. As allways: when a company makes a profit, it's thanks to the employees. When they make a loss, i...
by convair
27 Jun 2019, 13:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

One of the first things they need to do is to integrate fully SN flights in the LH booking system. Example: I want to book a triangle: BRU-GVA-VIE-BRU if I try to book this on any of the three actual "network airlines" websites, the leg BRU-GVA that is operated by SN directly, isn't suggested at al...
by convair
25 Jun 2019, 13:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Sobelair was the last one using a 767-300er till 2003, but that was really unprofitable because of the fact the 767 couldnt be fully loaded. ( I remember this very well, the last few rows were empty because of this ) The range is there, but JNB is a 'hot and high' airport. ( this is the reason why ...
by convair
25 Jun 2019, 12:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

First newer airplanes who are more fuel efficient. It is not makes sence for trying to be profitable when you are flying with old birds. New destinations can be later but then first into Africa to take some % back from AF/KLM - Turkish Airlines, etc. New destinations in The States as feeder to Afri...
by convair
25 Jun 2019, 12:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Well, I have been beating the wrong (EW) drum quite a lot and quite loud lately.... I didn’t see this one coming, my analyses have been embarrassingly wrong! The only thing I got correct is that cutting costs is a necessary and urgent matter. All the euphoric comments on here are a bit premature th...
by convair
24 Jun 2019, 19:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Maybe we can start dreaming about A330-neo's? And A220's for the European routes, to replace the older A319's? Let's keep fingers crossed! Those aren’t available second hand. LH didn’t retract that only profitable airlines receive new equipment. That applies to ‘network airlines’ as well. OS gettin...
by convair
24 Jun 2019, 16:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 21822

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Little as I know about commercial air transport, didn't I always understand that the LH group kept EW up mainly for keeping the low-costers out of Germany? Even if it generates little (if any) profit? Would Mr. De Wilde be so privileged as to know first-hand of such a radical change of policy? Mayb...
by convair
24 Jun 2019, 15:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78819

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

LUFTHANSA announces a re-orientation of Brussels Airlines: closer alignment with Network Airlines; integration into Eurowings will not be further pursued. The best news ever. :D Not to be the party-pooper that brings rain on this sunny day, but... What if "Brussels Airlines" will indeed remain for ...
by convair
23 Jun 2019, 19:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 26857

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019

If the flight would have had an EW codeshare your remark would have been justified,... I did have the impression I had read a post here (I don't remember on which thread) stating that the US was now limiting sub-contracting (and/or codesharing?) flights to the US, even for companies belonging to a ...