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by Inquirer
22 Jun 2018, 10:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 11964

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: 1191

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: 1147
Views: 154981

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: 1147
Views: 154981

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: 1608
Views: 176882

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...
by Inquirer
25 Apr 2018, 20:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 154981

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Kanaal Z has an item about it in its daily news: it looks quite nice and the lounge is definitely much bigger than it used to be, which is a very good thing because the explosive growth of Brussels Airlines over the last few years ment that it was often quite full at peak moments the last year or so.
by Inquirer
21 Mar 2018, 08:35
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 205
Views: 64713

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

As far as I understood it, its 'on average' 6 more years, meaning the training planes can likely go on for up to 10 extra years even, yet the combat ready planes up to 3 years only. Already far less attractive. I know politicians have a short investment horizon (i.e. the next election) and especiall...
by Inquirer
19 Mar 2018, 18:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 154981

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/dieter-vranckx-new-chief-financial-officer-and-deputy-ceo-of-brussels-airlines/ https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaart/brussels-airlines-krijgt-nieuwe-belgische-cfo/9993497.html The new and all important function of CFO will repo...
by Inquirer
14 Mar 2018, 09:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 211
Views: 49621

Re: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines

You will be soon able to book EW flights on the Brussels Airlines flight. Like it is already possible to book all the Brussels Airlines flights on LH. It will be possible this year to book SN flights via LH , LX , EW ... Something long overdue, IMHO. I've never understood why there's not an automat...
by Inquirer
14 Mar 2018, 08:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 211
Views: 49621

Re: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines

Amazing how some people discover things like this.
On the other hand: it could just be a relict of the past, as I remember them operating there before (or was that gatwick??). Does sister Eurowings serve Stansted, or would they be the only Lufthansa company there?
by Inquirer
13 Mar 2018, 15:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 142
Views: 33094

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

This website contains all the quantitive data to do so; maybe something to consider doing?

Anyway: the trend is obvious and quite positive: it's significantly upwards.
by Inquirer
13 Mar 2018, 14:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 142
Views: 33094

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Brussels Airport received more than 1.6 million travellers in February 2018, an increase of 5.4% compared to the same month the previous year and a continuation of the growth in the last months of 2017. Cargo traffic at Brussels Airport has also increased. Indeed, flown and trucked cargo grew by 0....
by Inquirer
13 Mar 2018, 14:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 54
Views: 7246

Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Nice growth figures, driven by the 2 market segments most important to Brussels Airport, i.e. the hub function and intercontinental traffic. I think they will be most pleased to be able to say they aren't at the mercy of low cost airlines for their growth any longer, like they were a couple of years...
by Inquirer
09 Mar 2018, 08:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 23625

Re: Ryanair in 2018

They said also that they wanted to be bigger than SN this year. Is this then based on market share or absolute numbers or both? They may have such ambitions, but I read in the press they will offer some 8.3m seats in Belgium 'this year', which in ryanairspeak actually means from Q2/18 till the end ...
by Inquirer
09 Mar 2018, 08:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 154981

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

SNL 2nd part of this month SNM first half of April SNK end of May Those are 3 more Airbus 320, right? I wonder where they will all park in the morning as the entire A terminal is already full with B.air planes every day and they even started pushing easyjet/ryanair off their nearby positions as the...
by Inquirer
19 Feb 2018, 11:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 80
Views: 10280

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I'm not going to get involved in the political discussion that is going on here, i'd just want to add a comment to this suggestion: There is a much cheaper solution: Alexander De Croo (junior) invites the Ambassador of Congo (and partner) to a dinner in the Comme Chez Soi. Alexander De Croo then tel...
by Inquirer
16 Feb 2018, 15:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1608
Views: 176882

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Nice find! The Belgian register is booming with A340 as of lately, it seems. Never thought I'd live to see one on it after the bankruptcy of Sabena, and now we have 4! As to that Cessna: are you sure it's theirs? It could just be an entry on the same print screen, yet by somebody completely unrelated?
by Inquirer
09 Feb 2018, 21:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 142
Views: 33094

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Quite solid growth numbers, especially for such a weak season! A pity the transatlantic routes didn't follow the general growth trend, but other than that, there's not much negative you can say about these operational figures really, although they seem to admit yield is not where they'd like it to b...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 12:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1147
Views: 154981

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Sir, it does not annoy me the slightest, but I fail to see why you think it should give you any extra credibity? Clearly you feel for yourself you are often struggling to come accross as anything convincing in these discussions. Maybe rather than trying to overbluff people you dont know at all with ...
by Inquirer
06 Feb 2018, 12:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 81965

Re: VLM Airlines news 2018

Did the Chinese owners not see that before investing? So the airline that got their AOC might be in trouble while the other airline that's ready to fly still doesn't have their AOC and is burning cash... yikes! Well there could be solution though, if Air Belgium takes over VLM then they'll have 3 A...