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by Inquirer
07 Oct 2019, 16:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 75322

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

Is there any list of leisure destination SN is dropping since Thomas Cook bankrupt? Have you tried to check their website already? It should be there, by clicking on the red banner on top. The list also mentions destination not available via their booking engine, so it seems to be essentially what ...
by Inquirer
29 Sep 2019, 13:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home
Replies: 114
Views: 11785

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

Meanwhile, seems like Thomas Cook Belgium is trying to rebrand as 'Neckermann Reizen' and selling (a limited number of) package holidays again? Their old website is now redirecting you to a rather primitive booking engine where you can apparently book a package deal consisting of flights with Brusse...
by Inquirer
27 Sep 2019, 22:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home
Replies: 114
Views: 11785

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

What makes those flights repat flights? They're normal planned flights which are confirmed? I'd say the only difference is who's paying for the flight? 70000 holidays have been cancelled, so expect at least another 500 flights to be cancelled. Probably, but I find the number of flights actually can...
by Inquirer
10 Sep 2019, 22:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 75322

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

BRU is an open airport. No carrier is excluded. If you do so, legal complaint will be against you. I understand, but it seems BRU does more than just refuse to refuse a certain type of customer. Competition is good as it give more freedom to pax to chose. From a regional customer perspective, on th...
by Inquirer
10 Sep 2019, 21:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 75322

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

wondering if they'll expand in BRU too, like Ryanair did a few years ago and is still doing. I can confirm, yes. And this was the second carrier who we wanted to announce their new route. Still others will follow for 2020 Interesting. how exactly attracting direct competition on existing regional r...
by Inquirer
05 Sep 2019, 15:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 935
Views: 234159

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Are we just talking about some 'bad odour', or are we talking about some highly toxic chemical vapours? I doubt they didn't think about using some perfume in case of the first, so it's probably closer to the later, requiring quite some detailed cleaning and a thorough maintenance check thereafter, e...
by Inquirer
04 Sep 2019, 13:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 935
Views: 234159

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Another cost saver could be to swap routes with Air Canada: have Air Canada operate to their hub in Toronto and have B.air serve the route to Montreal instead, possibly as an add-on to the existing daily flight from Air Transat which is also to become Air Canada. As such, the set up could be made s...
by Inquirer
29 Aug 2019, 10:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 935
Views: 234159

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

And start a JV with UA and AC As far as I know, they are in a JV with both carriers since long, through A++, which means it doesn't matter who operates the flight anyway... Another cost saver could be to swap routes with Air Canada: have Air Canada operate to their hub in Toronto and have B.air ser...
by Inquirer
08 Aug 2019, 13:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 75941

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: 935
Views: 234159

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: 62207

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: 3880
Views: 1293297

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: 62207

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: 62207

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: 3880
Views: 1293297

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: 3880
Views: 1293297

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: 186
Views: 75322

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: 2382

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: 935
Views: 234159

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: 1556
Views: 436107

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,...