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by Inquirer
08 Aug 2019, 13:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 27185

Re: Eurowings in 2019

I could be completely wrong of course, but the way I understand it, Eurowings (the working airline) folds back to what it used to be: a sort of Germanwings with a couple of bases outside of Germany too. Next to that Lufthansa are going to use Eurowings (just the brand) to market new intercontinental...
by Inquirer
17 Jul 2019, 20:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 713
Views: 98544

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I think they already do; but not on the flight between there 2 home airports itself as the Russians forbid it for some financial reason of unsettled accounts dating back to the days of SABENA?
Or was that ANA? Could very well be the same issue.
by Inquirer
17 Jul 2019, 10:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 229
Views: 56217

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Now that the airport has published its monthly figures, let's calculate Brussels Airlines' market share:
For June 2019 it stood at 40,33%, vs. 39,95% for the same period last year.
by Inquirer
16 Jul 2019, 09:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189639

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

I think people are reading far too much into this. A livery is part of a broader corporate image and underpins the corporate strategy and values: a change to it is to be accompanied by clear communication and maximum attention needs to be drawn on it, none of which is happening here, so this leads m...
by Inquirer
18 Jun 2019, 16:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 229
Views: 56217

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

FWIW, that gives them a market share at their home market of close to 41% . That completes this month's number crunching then, at least on the operational side, unless somebody manages to dig up their market share figure for May 2018 to compare against the figure for this year? ;) On a related note:...
by Inquirer
17 Jun 2019, 10:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 229
Views: 56217

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Thank you for the update on the operational figures of Brussels Airlines alone, André. Always interesting to sense the pulse on a more detailed basis than what is communicated by Lufthansa. Careful with comparing them to those of Eurowings however, as in fact their own result is consolidated into th...
by Inquirer
03 Jun 2019, 16:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189639

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

No comment... they could have least have retained the belgianwings brand as kind of compromise... to keep a belgian identity within the -wings concept... they don't know what to do with the Belgian brand, that's why it's in EW colors + it's one from LH, no leasing done by SN so sadly LH can decide ...
by Inquirer
25 May 2019, 09:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189639

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

brusselsairlinesfan wrote:
24 May 2019, 22:07
Waiting for the first pic of the Eurowings Belgium plane now :-(
Is there any special paint scheme planned for this particular plane then?
Because I thought there were already several of their planes in the colours of Eurowings flying, notably the Airbus 330?
by Inquirer
20 May 2019, 16:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 37
Views: 5625

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

I've read about the planned Air Canada - Air Transat merger too, and immediately thought of BRU as one of the destinations where both operate to from the same airport, so it seems quite logical for them to axe one of those flights and size up the plane used for it. Wouldn't be surprised to see them ...
by Inquirer
16 May 2019, 10:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape
Replies: 20
Views: 1989

Re: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape

I agree really short flights are ridiculous and should be replaced by alternative means of transport, but I disagree with the often quoted range of what is a short flight in this respect. When you see the green party for instance table ranges up to 1,000 km as the minimum range to fly over, they cle...
by Inquirer
14 May 2019, 13:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 713
Views: 98544

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I've spent the wekend in Düsseldorf and gave it a thought. 1. It's not about the money, it's about a hub or not. Düsseldorf is the second richest large city in Germany, after Frankfurt and is EW's largest base. When Lufthansa took over SN, BRU wasn't a real hub... FRA, MUC, ZRH and VIE were / are r...
by Inquirer
14 May 2019, 13:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 324901

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

The future extension of A-Pier West will not be within 5 years. There are many delays due to bureaucracy and external factors. Latest update That's a pitty, because the airport is lacking gates during the morning hours! Any update on what exactly is holding back the start of the construction works,...
by Inquirer
14 Mar 2019, 13:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 27185

Re: Eurowings in 2019

According to De Tijd/L'Echo, Eurowings posted a loss over 2018 as was already reported by LH in today's press release, but Brussels Airlines itself was profitable, before consolidation into Eurowings: https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaart/brussels-airlines-winstgevend-eurowings-zwaar-in-het-rood...
by Inquirer
13 Mar 2019, 10:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 23993

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - impact on Boeing 737 MAX

There's a diagram online which compare the flight profiles of both 737max crashes against each other: they look frightingly similar with multiple oscilating very abupt rate changes which suggest both planes were tossed up and down for several minutes before they plunged to the ground. Now, that does...
by Inquirer
11 Mar 2019, 14:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 23993

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi

I read online that this MCAS thing is just a mechanical fix to push the nose down in case of a stall at certain high thrust settings, something which the 737Max is prone to because of the fact it has much more powerful engines which are positioned way too much forward versus what the wing and the ta...
by Inquirer
14 Feb 2019, 09:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 343
Views: 154719

Re: Airbus A380 news

I know this is an aviation enthusiast site and people prefer to look at the planes rather than the numbers behind them, but in the end Airbus is a commercial company and it is in this business to make money, not emblematic planes. Airbus CEO Tom Enders is clearly kitchen-sinking costs from problem p...
by Inquirer
22 Jan 2019, 10:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 713
Views: 98544

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

In the news this morning, Brussels Airlines will most likely re-brand to Eurowings in Europe. Free source (in French): https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviation/brussels-airlines-bientot-rebaptisee-en-europe/10089698.html In a nutshell: re-brand in Europe, no new long-haul destinations in 2019, beg...
by Inquirer
22 Jan 2019, 09:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 229
Views: 56217

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? Anyway, having carried 10M people is a big milestone for them and holding a market share within a breeze of 40% at their home ai...
by Inquirer
04 Jan 2019, 12:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 713
Views: 98544

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Is there less outsourcing being done now? I noticed their seat back magazine only mentions one single Sukoi now, but there is also an all white CRJ flying, so not sure how the balance looks in total, compared to last year. It looks like the whole Lufthansa Group has decided to add some 5% to their s...
by Inquirer
04 Jan 2019, 00:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 713
Views: 98544

Brussels Airlines in 2019

Brussels Airlines in 2017 Brussels Airlines in 2018 Brussels Airlines in 2019 Brussels Airlines is to hire 200 additional employees in 2019: 100 steward(es)s, 50 pilots, 50 ground staff. The job growth (5%) at Brussels Airlines is thus fully is in line with that at Lufthansa itself. https://www.tij...