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by convair
16 Feb 2019, 23:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Flybmi ceases operations
Replies: 44
Views: 3050

Re: Flybmi ceases operations

Very sad for all people concerned. But not too surprising if you look at the figures they gave in the press release: 522.000 pax on 29.000 flights means an average of exactly 18 pax per flight! Even if some of the non-profitable flights were paid for by their contractors (SN, LH, AF, Turkish,...) it...
by convair
16 Feb 2019, 22:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 178
Views: 43329

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

BTW, growth for total BRU pax was 2.6%. It's seldom that SN grows less than BRU! What could have been the reason? Jan18/Jan17 growth was 15.0% for SN and 5.9% for BRU. The big step for SN was from the last months of 2017 when they took over TC flights and a couple of aircraft. No fleet growth since...
by convair
16 Feb 2019, 15:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 7165

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

SN551 to YYZ seems to have made a U turn above London and is returning to BRU. Anybody knows what's going on ? https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/brussels-airlines-flight-to-toronto-returns-to-brussels-over-mechanical-issue/ Strange they couldn't fix that door immediately upon return of the plane a...
by convair
16 Feb 2019, 15:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 178
Views: 43329

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

The main page today gives the statistics of the whole LH Group , Austrian , Swiss , Eurowings (including SN). For the pure SN stats, you can only rely on this thread :) SN in January 2019: 598,031 pax (+1.3% compared to Jan 2018) Load factor: 73.45% (-0.86%) Market share in BRU: your upcoming calcu...
by convair
12 Feb 2019, 21:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 7516

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Despite all the efforts made by the skeyes management, there is no certainty about the number of staff in a limited number of key posts. Therefore, skeyes is forced not to allow air traffic between Tuesday 12 Feb 10 PM local time and Wednesday 13 Feb 10 PM Seriously?? No certainty about the number ...
by convair
12 Feb 2019, 20:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 17733

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

And I am sure that the Belgian diplomatic representation in Kinshasa is pushing the new President to grant additional slots to Brussels Airlines, as requested by Christina Foerster. Does anybody know whether SN still have capacity in their current fleet of 10 A330's to operate any additional flight...
by convair
05 Feb 2019, 00:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 119
Views: 75429

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

No! In my point of view, the problem is coming from Brussels airlines... sorry... Eurowings. Mr Spohr and LH are the real problem in Belgium! That airline that expanded its market share at BRU from about 30% in 2013 to almost 40% in 2018? That company/group that facilitates the fact that BRU is the...
by convair
02 Feb 2019, 16:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 7516

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Strike? Sure. But for a reason, and a really good reason. What are the reasons for this new « national » strike? Nobody will know, including many strikers, unfortunately. Since when do you need a "good" reason for a strike? The unions have a "strikingly" ( ;) ) heavy program as there are different ...
by convair
30 Jan 2019, 21:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 7165

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

A few newspapers report that a female passenger (45) died on a flight from Athens to Brussels, arrival at Brussels on Tuesday afternoon. She was accompanied by her husband, but he (and the crew) thaught that she was asleep. A post mortem investigation will have to determine the cause of her death. ...
by convair
30 Jan 2019, 18:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 483
Views: 129584

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

I hope the saga goes on for months/years; it's too good to be discontinued now! Any volunteer to number the episodes? :)
by convair
28 Jan 2019, 23:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 4292

Re: Eurowings in 2019

sn26567 wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 22:47
Eurowings plans to offer Palma Mallorca – Zurich service, operated by Eurowings Europe (Austria), with A320, effective 01 April 2019.
Smack in Edelweiss' territory! Does it make sense? Or is EW going to absorb them "as well"? :?
by convair
25 Jan 2019, 20:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 17733

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Average Joe doesn't care who operates his flight, as long as comfort and timing are okay, and a journey with (multiple) stopovers can be booked in one time. Average Joe probably doesn't even know who is in an alliance with who and what the letters in a flight number mean. When the plane arrives at ...
by convair
25 Jan 2019, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 17733

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I totally agree with the posts above and André's article re SN and EW. I just want to add that the Star Alliance partners won't be too happy about the changes either imho: will the UA Chicago flight codeshare with SN or EW or both? SN for the pax from Dakar and EW for the pax from Milan? Why not aft...
by convair
24 Jan 2019, 17:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3515
Views: 1085954

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

First revenue flight for OO-SFE today as SN223. And nice picture of an old Sabena DC7-C at Bujumbura airport in October 1959 on FR24! :)

Hey, not even 10 years old bird!
by convair
24 Jan 2019, 16:58
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Some recent SkyTeam experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Some recent SkyTeam experiences

Indeed, that CDG train station is a real icehouse in winter, and the winds created by the passage of trains make it even worse!
by convair
23 Jan 2019, 19:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 4292

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Eurowings to add its first A321, serial 3504, in April 2019, followed by four more, serials 1988, 1994, 5126, and 5133. These are former Lauda/Laudamotion aircraft, according to the unofficial LH Group fleet site. Some members here have expressed the wish to see SN acquire (on lease of course ;) ) ...
by convair
23 Jan 2019, 19:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 178
Views: 43329

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Just noticed that this figure of 10M passengers for last year was posted in the monthly traffic post: maybe better to have it in the general topic about brussels airlines? le of years ago... I think it is interesting to keep a specific SN traffic topic, so yearly figures can stay here (maybe deleti...
by convair
21 Jan 2019, 20:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 178
Views: 43329

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

nordikcam wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 18:49
sn26567 wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 15:20
Now your turn: SN market share in BRU :)
I guess 39,049 % for 2018...
Good guess! Calculation gives the same figure. ;) :)
by convair
20 Jan 2019, 21:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 3085

Re: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019

Was idle at BRU for 2 days; maintenance? Left today with 2 hours delay. Forgot the plug on the oil tank? :)
by convair
19 Jan 2019, 14:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 7165

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

sean1982 wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 13:44
TLspotting wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 08:36
Other media and Beeline customer service (which I contacted) state the same.
Off course “engine” and “SFU” is probably forbidden to be mentioned in one senyence by now
However, SFU is currently on its way to Toronto. :?