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by BAAV
28 Nov 2019, 21:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 419140

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

can echo the above, flew them last week on the Ljubljana sector which they started up within the month of the Adria demise: 90 plus load factor, both flights ahead of schedule, professional and friendly staff. flex and fast indeed no longer comes with a meal
by BAAV
27 Sep 2019, 20:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 51
Views: 18423

Re: Adria Airways suspends operations for the next two days

If Adria collapses, is there a chance SN would take over the BRU-LJU flight? Wizzair is also ceasing its flight from Charleroi to Ljubljana.
by BAAV
02 May 2019, 20:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418216

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

quite daring to put paintings on a plane's fuselage, congrats for that. Judging from the pictures, the interior looks stunning. A nice addition to the other themes! I hope the crews will be prepared, they are bound to get many questions on the meaning of the scenes portrayed ;-)
by BAAV
06 Dec 2018, 21:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418216

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

at least that is how I understand this sentence from https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/11/adria-airways-to-acquire-fifteen-sukhoi.html "Commenting on the order, Adria's CEO said, “It is our pleasure to partner with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. They will completely support Adria's development strat...
by BAAV
06 Dec 2018, 21:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418216

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Adria would use the CRJs for ACMI, the Sukhois would be for its own lines
by BAAV
01 Sep 2018, 15:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1651
Views: 543641

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

It could indeed be a good idea for the Flemish government to be a small shareholder of BRU via one of its investment vehicles so that it has more insights into one of the main economic pools and it would be beneficial for the airport as well. The airport lies in Flanders which makes that region one ...
by BAAV
09 Jun 2018, 18:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 306999

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Five minute video on Air Belgium with various interviews during the inaugural flights
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/06/08 ... -de-lucht/
by BAAV
09 Jun 2018, 18:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 306999

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

And sadly enough, police "officers" at BRU are arrogant, unfriendly, lazy, and basically useless... ah generalisations, I tend to disagree. I never had a negative experience so far. And just a small quote from a former indian colleague when he heard I was Belgian... mmm Belgium, I only remember one...
by BAAV
07 Jun 2018, 22:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 248038

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I think this interview with CS, which is really short, is not anti-Belgian as it was alluded to here. He is just clear about certain things like investments in SN planes but then again LH is also pretty clear about Austrian on the same matter (not in the same interview). Does that mean he is also di...
by BAAV
07 Jun 2018, 22:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1651
Views: 543641

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

yes, MIVB-STIB operates a bus line from Schuman to the airport which also hails at NATO. When you leave the airport their station is on your left, then you have the bus to Antwerp, then De Lijn and then the transfers to the hotels. I think building an underground even though appealing is financially...
by BAAV
17 Mar 2018, 19:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1651
Views: 543641

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

let us also hope that these passengers walking from the drop-off zone do not have to cross the bus station tracks anymore but have their own walking path. That would be safer. Another thing would be to make the entrance to the actual airport building there bigger. It is not built to accommodate for ...
by BAAV
12 Mar 2018, 14:40
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Travelling BRU-HAJ-BRU on Brussels Airlines subcontractors: bmi regional & CityJet
Replies: 12
Views: 3406

Re: Travelling BRU-HAJ-BRU on Brussels Airlines subcontractors: bmi regional & CityJet

thanks for this report. Was the load factor on the return flight as good as on the ERJ?
by BAAV
08 Feb 2018, 10:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 248038

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Given that some (or all?) of these are A340 and that Africa is a growth market for lh, wouldn't it make sense to have some SN (Eurowings?) flights from BRU with those planes to Southern Africa? I am thinking of Jo'burg, Mauritius to name a few. Surely there is a Belgian market for these type of (tou...
by BAAV
09 Jan 2018, 10:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Miles & more moving to revenue based system
Replies: 20
Views: 3239

Re: Miles & more moving to revenue based system

I asked Brussels Airlines about the reason for such a difference. Here is their reply: Miles&More has indeed decided to make a split between the Hub carriers Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian on one side and the Lufthansa Group carriers Eurowings and Brussels Airlines on the other side.   This said, as...
by BAAV
30 Dec 2017, 16:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 248038

Brussels Airlines in 2018

Brussels Airlines in 2017 Brussels Airlines in 2018 Article in De Tijd today: Gustin wants to cut costs further with 10 to 15% ''in the coming years''. In 2017 they were cut by 5 percent. Sn saved over the last three years 15 percent in operational costs (personnel, fleet harmonisation, better airp...
by BAAV
01 Jul 2017, 21:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BA apply to CAA to operate Qatari Airbus during strikes
Replies: 12
Views: 3031

Re: BA apply to CAA to operate Qatari Airbus during strikes

it seems they are already in busy (see the somewhat blurry picture of this morning @ BRU airport).
by BAAV
22 May 2017, 15:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418216

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

So some second-hand planes to replace the other second-hand planes... Poor SN, clearly not important enough for LH for some real new planes... To some people, the glass really is always half empty, isn't it? according to 'De Tijd' the planes will be less than 10 years old (Cathay also has older one...
by BAAV
29 Dec 2015, 13:34
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: LJU-ZUR-BRU with Swiss: 20 Dec
Replies: 1
Views: 971

LJU-ZUR-BRU with Swiss: 20 Dec

As it seems according to Andre’s message in the section on to be discontinued flights, this LJU service of Swiss is about to be stopped, here is a brief review of my flight from December 20th . I am then one of the last customers to fly that route even though it is to my knowledge only 1 year Swiss ...
by BAAV
29 Dec 2015, 12:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airline alliance Frequent flyer programme survey
Replies: 14
Views: 3976

Re: Airline alliance Frequent flyer programme survey

thank you, I completed it last week
by BAAV
29 Dec 2015, 12:10
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Looking back to 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Re: Looking back to 2015

Hi, 45 legs this year which is probably a record for me but mostly short intra Europe flights Tokyo HAN, Split, Zagreb, Florence and Helsinki airports were new to me. The view on the endless AMUR river (Russia) on the flight back from Tokyo was amazing. This leg was on a 747-8, a new type to me, The...