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by ironspan
18 Sep 2018, 15:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1243
Views: 168582

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

And LH thinks that most of the belgians will go to DUS to take a plane Actually, my friends in Limburg are so fed up with the traffic jams on their way to BRU and the possible queue's at security and border controll they're flying from DUS anyway. Cheers, Stij Finally a reality check. Although some...
by ironspan
17 Sep 2018, 16:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 528
Views: 96868

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

I have no issue about people being skeptical, but do not mix things up: —-> lumumba: Antwerp Airport does not depend on VLM’s success or failure. Of course it has an impact, but TUI and FlyBe are much more important for the sustainability of the airport. And for sure TUI will grow further. Also, man...
by ironspan
05 Sep 2018, 15:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 528
Views: 96868

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

To a318: I do not have any intention to start a long argumentation on this forum. You may be right about special fares for seamen, it is not relevant (and not all pax were seamen...). Fact is that VLM stopped, that the load factor on ABZ was high (and far better than Munich, Maribor, Cologne, Birmin...
by ironspan
04 Sep 2018, 00:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 528
Views: 96868

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

To A318: Maybe you are not following closely the flights at ANR, I do. And I have personally seen that the load factors on ZRH and ABZ were quite good lately, sometimes even better than LCY (which has been generally the best business destination). More people started to know both services and booked...
by ironspan
03 Sep 2018, 15:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 528
Views: 96868

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

VLM times are over, maybe yes (even if somebody takes some of the activities, they need to change the brand name, which is now completely destroyed). But I still highly believe in the potential of the routes to LCY, ZRH, and ABZ. The load factors on the latter two were quite satisfactory the last fe...
by ironspan
08 Aug 2018, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 528
Views: 96868

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

One more thing, maybe time for Mr Buelens to urgently look for a more trustworthy operator for the LCY-ANR route (BA or FlyBe?), just in case... It is great to have a ‘home’ carrier, but when this home carrier is negatively impacting the image of your airport, it is time to change. Also all the nega...
by ironspan
08 Aug 2018, 14:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 528
Views: 96868

Re: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

Thx DIBO, Passenger, Andre, finally some reactions on the real issue: the poor management capability of VLM. No surprises here, if you announce flights at the same time as when you start flying them, if your website was not working for a long time, if you make hardly any promotion or advertising, if...
by ironspan
09 Jul 2018, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

To: DIBO I fully agree with your request to support TuiFly ANR operations and I appreciate your positive attitude. I am just wondering if all other E190 operators have the same issues, the aircraft looks quite successful and many prime carriers use it (KLM would never buy if it would be crap). It is...
by ironspan
09 Jul 2018, 11:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

Bigger airlines do have a spare plane, and I am sure TuiFly has some solutions also, otherwise how can they organize additional charters to the WC in Russia. I am flying quite some (job-related) miles each year with Star Alliance and OneWorld, short-haul and long-haul, and whenever they have a techn...
by ironspan
06 Jul 2018, 12:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

Again 200 dissatisfied customers... I hope that in Belgium we aim for better ops rates than Gibraltar. For example LCY should be a benchmark (shorter runway, higher minima, night closure). And what I propose: 1. Immediately move one of the E190 to ANR from BRU or OST and replace it there by with a w...
by ironspan
05 Jul 2018, 16:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

To: passenger I fully agree with you. Customer should not be told ‘it is what it is’, this is typical Belgian behaviour, no eye for the Customer. When a person books on TuiFly, he/she should not be explained that flights cannot be guaranteed because of special crew training, or nightban (in Rotterda...
by ironspan
05 Jul 2018, 13:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

Today OO-TEA is AOG in ANR, pax are transferred again by bus to BRU, OO-JVA now taken over some flights. From family/friends I hear more and more that ANR is very convenient and easy to fly from/to, but the frequent delays and or diversions through BRU are getting noticed and will finally lead to lo...
by ironspan
26 Jun 2018, 11:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2018 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 110
Views: 23600

Re: 2018 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

To: passenger 1. The article in the Gazet van Antwerpen on the growing airline industry and its impact on the environment, was written with the intention to harm the industry, it was not a ‘fait divers’ which ended on the desk of the journalist 2. The coverage of the 200 protesters is far more exten...
by ironspan
25 Jun 2018, 12:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2018 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 110
Views: 23600

Re: 2018 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

The fact is that: - we are close to municipal elections next October - Groen! is orchestrating this, trying to get more votes in the ‘battle’ for Antwerp - it is easier to tell some ‘lies’ to scare the neighborhood, than to tell the truth (moving threshold by 15m) - both ATV and Gazet van Antwerpen ...
by ironspan
13 Jun 2018, 15:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

To poiu Does not matter FTD or FFS, my point is that they should give some of their 737 crew short-field training, that is what I wanted to emphasize. How to do that, I am sure there are many specialsts which can explain on this forum (no need to insult). To Desert Rat Thx for your explanation, very...
by ironspan
13 Jun 2018, 12:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

No, that is not difficult on a fixed base sim. In fact you start on a sim and then finally you go to a short-field airport as co-pilot with the chief pilot as captain. And then you completed your training.
by ironspan
13 Jun 2018, 11:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

Nice video on simulator. Hopefully they will start giving some short-field performance training with this new state-of-the-art device.
by ironspan
10 Jun 2018, 17:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 40558

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

Despite all the good news about deliveries of new aircraft, TuiFly Operations is clearly struggling when issues occur with its fleet. OO-JEB is already out-of-service for 3 days at ANR, and the only soluiion they can find, is putting the pax on a bus to BRU or OST. We had occassionally B737 flights ...
by ironspan
07 Jun 2018, 17:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2018 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 122
Views: 22084

Re: 2018 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Maybe better to dismantle the pax terminal and re-construct it at ANR 😄
Yesterday they had arrivals of 2 TUI EMB190, 1 FlyBe and 1 VLM at the same time... with 1 baggage carousel..., the terminal is becoming too small already
by ironspan
28 May 2018, 13:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018
Replies: 528
Views: 96868

Re: VLM Airlines Regional (SHS Antwerp Aviation) news 2018

"Google translate"-translation of Slovenian article about change of ownership Maribor Airport: SHS Aviation, which is the tenant of Maribor Airport through Aerodrom Maribor, has a new owner since the end of March. According to the website of Ajpes, the share of the Dutch company SHS Aviation BV was ...