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by Inquirer
20 May 2019, 16:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1419

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: 19
Views: 1200

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: 321
Views: 42610

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: 1318
Views: 293998

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: 85
Views: 14616

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: 20480

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: 20480

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: 336
Views: 149798

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: 321
Views: 42610

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: 203
Views: 49289

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: 321
Views: 42610

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: 321
Views: 42610

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...
by Inquirer
07 Dec 2018, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 223607

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

My feeling is Lufthansa understands B.air's African routes are a completely different market than anything eurowings (or in fact Lufthansa proper) covers, hence it needs to be covered with a different product and that can only be done via a different subbrand . 1 company, active under different bran...
by Inquirer
23 Nov 2018, 18:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 223607

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

As to the repeated statement that the airline is now profitable also on its regional routes: let's not forget the backoffice integration is reportedly in full wing and so I assume this drives overhead cost down. As a stand alone, these costs would rise again, negatively impacting the bottom line of ...
by Inquirer
09 Nov 2018, 14:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: WOW announcing services from BRU !
Replies: 20
Views: 222907

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: 3666
Views: 1129164

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: 3666
Views: 1129164

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: 3666
Views: 1129164

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: 1888
Views: 271758

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: 203
Views: 49289

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...