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by A330
17 Aug 2019, 12:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 105
Views: 10458

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?

Nice to hear ideas on the expansion of BRU are materializing. Looking at Google images I see there are currently 6 stands west of Pier A, I guess remote stands mostly used by e.g. Ryanair. You could add another 3 further west until the Road/tunnel under the runway, to me the outer further extensions...
by A330
27 Apr 2019, 07:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 10762

Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Air Canada will upgrade its Montreal service this winter from the previously planned 787-8 to 787-9. Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284038/air-canada-nw19-long-haul-changes-as-of-24apr19/ I guess that would make the 789 the most frequent long-haul aircraft at BRU, behind ...
by A330
27 Apr 2019, 07:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189329

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Sn fleet will be: 8 a330-300 OO-SFB OO-SFC OO-SFD OO-SFE OO-SFF OO-SFG OO-SFH OO-SFX The a330-200 that will still stay a couple of years OO-SFT OO-SFU OO-SFZ the aircrafts that will leave this year are: OO-SFV, OO-SFW and OO-SFY. All the other aircrafts with belgian registration like OO-SFK, OO-SFJ...
by A330
12 Feb 2019, 13:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 98222

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines is allowed to fly 7 (!!) times per week to Kinshasa. Indeed, but with a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the capacity is much lower than on SN's A330. And I am sure that the Belgian diplomatic representation in Kinshasa is pushing the new President to grant additional slots to Brussels...
by A330
08 Aug 2017, 12:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The integration of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium into SN
Replies: 67
Views: 14224

Re: The integration of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium into SN

Belgium's Competition Authority is investigating the merger/take over. This is a routine procedure after both airlines announced their plans to the Competion Authority. Publication in the Belgian State Gazette (7th Aug 2017): NL: http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi/article_body.pl?language=nl&call...
by A330
08 Aug 2017, 12:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU - Long haul & intercontinental in the medium-long term
Replies: 58
Views: 14964

Re: BRU - Long haul & intercontinental in the medium-long term

These are only potential routes, not based on any rumours or anything but more which routes/airlines BRU should have in a couple of years: USA : - LAX: by SN Africa : - JNB: by SN Sadly SN doesn't have a plane to fly these routes, nor will the planned new-old A330's be able to. Thus not likely in a...
by A330
08 Aug 2017, 12:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 126
Views: 44447

Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

9W left Brussels for a reason. (Probably not because it was making a lot of money) The reduction is seasonal, SU18 should be back to 5x weekly. But if BOM stay 6X in SU18 and YYZ go back to 5X it will makes 2 extra rotation, does it mean an 11th A330 could be coming? If BOM goes to 6x weekly, and Y...
by A330
03 Apr 2017, 18:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189329

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

I have not seen any mention or announcement of this elsewhere, but someone on Airliners.net posted this on SN's fleet replacement last weekend: "It turned out that the "replacement" aircraft for SN will be RR-powered A330-300, 4 ex-Cathay (2006-08 builts) and the rest ex-Singapore. The aircraft will...
by A330
01 Mar 2017, 20:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3848
Views: 1189329

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

It's rather difficult to give you a number, but I don't think it would be unreasonable to think that they will have 15 A330s by the early 2020's. Their ambition is to become the "Africa leader" instead of the "Africa specialist" and to operate at least 10 A330s dedicated to Africa. (Then there is a...
by A330
24 Sep 2016, 22:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 622
Views: 114766

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

I also think there should be more to it. If true it seems to say the majority shareholders are terrible at negotiating, and the LH people on the board did not really play the game nicely. Why would this come out now? Suddenly LH want to buy at this price, whereas the info we get indicates this price...
by A330
24 Sep 2016, 22:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aircraft use at BRU after 22/03
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Aircraft use at BRU after 22/03

Hi, I was enjoying the Sun this afternoon while watching some aircraft descending into BRU. Just after 16:00 I saw a QR A320. I was surprised as I thought QR operate the 788 into BRU. That made me wonder whether this was a one off, a downgauge during the weekend or a scheduled downgauge after the at...
by A330
15 Aug 2016, 20:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 496820

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

Even though Africa is SN's core business (long haul that is), with some trans-Atlantic support, it is striking that almost all of the expansion in the last 4-5 years was elsewhere. Yes, they swapped ACC and NBO, and added some frequencies here and there. But that is in contrast to their expansion el...
by A330
20 Nov 2013, 22:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: UA spending night at BRU?
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

UA spending night at BRU?

Hi, I just arrived in BRU shortly after 21:30 on SK. While taxiing to the gate, I saw a UA aircraft parked. Could not see clearly (it was already snowing) but seemed to be a 777. It was positioned close to former C pier (my flight landed on runway 19). Why is the aircraft spending the night on the g...
by A330
24 Aug 2013, 15:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport delays extension of A pier
Replies: 42
Views: 11377

Re: Brussels Airport delays extension of A pier

Perhaps we should keep in mind that the connector was designed considering A West! Not only the current building. If 9W leaves, that would create some room at Pier B. Main issue to me seems to be not the availability of gate space (unless in the early morning with all the long-haul arrivals). But ra...
by A330
24 Aug 2013, 14:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU winter 2013-2014: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 143
Views: 63947

Re: BRU winter 2013-2014: latest news, routes, airlines

EY has changed their mind it seems: it's stays like it is with 8 weekly flights. Somehow I have a feeling EY are not taking the opportunity to "bag it up" in BRU by going to 12 weekly. Doesn't this leave the door open for QR to expand, or some day EK to come in. With 12 weekly, almost double daily,...
by A330
24 Aug 2013, 14:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: "Landing at Brussels Airport will become more dangerous"
Replies: 52
Views: 13760

Re: "Landing at Brussels Airport will become more dangerous"

I don't know about the technical details, but I guess the administration probably doesn't know either. I don't like this kind of decisions to be taken by government. It should be the aviation authorities, with ATC and ultimately pilots who should decide whether it is safe to land or not. As an outsi...
by A330
13 May 2013, 21:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 424
Views: 177129

Re: Airbus A350 news

Not sure yet if I should change my name... Always need to get used to a new aircraft. But I like it, looks futuristic, perhaps the nose is a bit too sharp. Great video, certainly the view from the tow vehicle under the nose. And also the view on the nose & cockpit when the aircraft is almost out of ...
by A330
06 Apr 2013, 18:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: AF versus SN in AFI
Replies: 39
Views: 7962

Re: AF versus SN in AFI

It almost sounds like the entire TK plan was your idea in the first place. Surely they must be reading Luchtzak! No seriously, I thought it was more logic for TK to start with 737-9ER's, as IST is closer to a lot of African destinations than BRU is. I would guess they can reach places like Niamey, N...
by A330
23 Mar 2013, 19:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?
Replies: 207
Views: 81010

Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

to replace the ageing A333s in 2017 with is another batch of A333s. Is the plan to start replacing the older A333s in 2017 then? Good question! The idea to take up A343's would be because of their availability I guess, not for range or capacity. If you look at the number of seats, the A343 doesn't ...
by A330
11 Feb 2013, 14:41
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Why no Emirates flight to BRU?
Replies: 24
Views: 6582

Re: Why no Emirates flight to BRU?

On a side note, EY was to increase frequency to 12x weekly. Has this been confirmed? Or have they changed their mind, and opted for a daily flight to AMS, in cooperation with KL (or AF/KL)? Last I checked on EY's website, there are still 8 flights a week between july and october (tried some random d...