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by Inquirer
09 Nov 2018, 14:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: WOW announcing services from BRU !
Replies: 20
Views: 8811

Re: WOW announcing services from BRU !

Given Wow Air is to be purchased by Iceland Air, how likely is it both airlines will continue to serve BRU in future?
by Inquirer
06 Nov 2018, 14:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3425
Views: 1042775

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Euh, I'm not sure you really understand what I'm trying to say. Downsize from what? From the oversized state of today yes, but I'm under the impression they never ever needed more than 10 planes to fly their network with until very recently when they started to renew their fleet: depending on how yo...
by Inquirer
06 Nov 2018, 13:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3425
Views: 1042775

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

So 7 are leaving, and only 5 'new' planes (well, yeah...) are scheduled to fly from BRU Will OO-SFB come back to BRU or not? And will there be more investment, or will LH/EW keep reducing their 'Longhaul specialist'? Seems there will be less flying to Africa and North America ahead too Careful, the...
by Inquirer
06 Nov 2018, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3425
Views: 1042775

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

With all the movement/growth happening, could somebody post a brief overview of their long haul fleet?
Thanks.
by Inquirer
02 Nov 2018, 06:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1860
Views: 228600

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

About that flight to Noumea, it might be related to this event on Sunday:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ed-to-know
by Inquirer
12 Oct 2018, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 161
Views: 38023

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

I understand the reasoning behind it from a purely accounting reasoning, knowing that Brussels Airlines figures will -in future- increasingly reflect less the isolated situation within just one commercial entity due to the spin off of cargo operations, the opening of several bases elsewhere (or what...
by Inquirer
12 Oct 2018, 10:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 161
Views: 38023

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Why are there still no results of the month of September? The LH-group already published their results, but no separate one of SN???? Brussels Airlines no longer issues separate traffic figures :( https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/brussels-airlines-does-no-longer-...
by Inquirer
23 Sep 2018, 11:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1860
Views: 228600

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

A real pity to see them close their only route already so soon, but clearly their business plan is unsustainable. A whole lot of people have already put their opinion down as to why they have failed (for now) and what they should do differently to succeed, but none of them has touched the tricky iss...
by Inquirer
18 Sep 2018, 15:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183304

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Ironspan, I know exactly the feeling! Flying from DUS myself quite a lot these days: a little bit more miles, but exactly the same time loss, with the added benefit that it's much cheaper too (tickets as well as car park). Looking at how people at my work fly, BRU seems to attract its customers pred...
by Inquirer
18 Sep 2018, 15:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183304

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

A pity to read this indeed, but if this single route to India doesn't add to their bottom line, it needs to go, simple as that really. They can then refocus their resources on those markets where there are well established, highly respected and reportedly operating profitable too, rather than spread...
by Inquirer
06 Sep 2018, 10:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 546
Views: 104242

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Well, it's definitely enlighting to read more about all the behind the scene business ties. Not sure it's to be called shocking however: commercial aviation is a business envionment with little room for emotions, sympathy or nostalia, so none of this should come as a surprise in fact. No shareholder...
by Inquirer
05 Sep 2018, 22:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 546
Views: 104242

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

The Flemish newspaper 'de tijd' ran an in depth story about the close business ties between the two VLMs that remain until this very day and how they affect any possible restart. Quite interesting, but also very confusing and indicative of the lack of direction the investors in both airlines have pu...
by Inquirer
27 Aug 2018, 10:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 326
Views: 43617

Re: Ryanair in 2018

it's 'just' a couple of euro in the end, so I doubt many people will end up in troubles because of the confusions surrounding this latest price increase of ryanair, but according to het nieuwsblad the information about the applicability of these extra fees for all tickets after november the first co...
by Inquirer
22 Aug 2018, 11:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: [Cancelled] Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 9447

Re: Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019

Two based aircraft in BRU Brussels Airport Company confirms that two Primera Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft will be based at Brussels Airport. Earlier on, somebody mentioned these 2 planes will actually always fly in a W-pattern with the UK, with their crews on a 6 day trip away from home... I know it's...
by Inquirer
22 Aug 2018, 09:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: [Cancelled] Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 9447

Re: Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019

Nice addition to the portfolio of airlines for BRU, and also another dot on their map: BOSTON. A little bit unsure about the timing of their flights though! Ok, it's somehow a unique selling proposal to offer the only evening transatlantic flights out of BRU, but aren't they aiming at mostly city tr...
by Inquirer
22 Jun 2018, 10:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 17597

Re: Lufthansa in 2018

In all fairness, Carsten Spohr doesn't say that in the article: it's the author of the piece which does when he explains the setup of the LH group to his readers by defining Eurowings and Brussels Airlines as such, not the CEO. Big difference! There are many quotes from Mr. Spohr in this article for...
by Inquirer
18 Jun 2018, 11:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa to place a bid on Norwegian
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Lufthansa to place a bid on Norwegian

Lufthansa has said it is in talks with Norwegian to see if they can place a friendly take-over bid.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ulling-bid

Norwegian has previously also been courted by IAG, but turned down any offers.
by Inquirer
05 Jun 2018, 08:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183304

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

VRT had an interview with Carsten Spohr on Brussels Airlines. https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/06/05/lufthansa-ceo-carsten-spohr---brussels-airlines-is-te-klein-om-e/ The usual messages from the past were brought once more: - the airline is not known outside Belgium and Africa = need for commercial...
by Inquirer
05 May 2018, 22:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183304

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

As soon as the word STRIKE is spoken, it seems emotions take over and a whole lot of people here are not able to analyse carefully any longer: although some are probably willingly being misinformed too, I should say. First, as André has mentioned, the Q1 of most airlines which do not run a global ne...
by Inquirer
26 Apr 2018, 16:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1860
Views: 228600

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

A more serious problem are those traffic rights for Russian airspace. When they don’t have them by now, it's far from sure they will have them by 4th June. Actually, they need them by 21st May (cfr the two weeks notice to avoid the penalty for EU261/2004 cancellations). On 30th January, our prime m...