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by ironspan
08 Mar 2020, 12:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4426

Re: Air Antwerp in 2020

Well, my reasoning is, since AMS is just a milestone away from ANR and easy reachable by train, why would you allow your ‘partner, to compete with you going to the same destination? But that is just me reasoning like that. Just curious how all this will evolve. 1. The capture area of ANR is not onl...
by ironspan
07 Mar 2020, 11:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4426

Re: Air Antwerp in 2020

VLM grew too fast and was not always ‘clever’ in selecting destinations. It is not true that all their routes failed, for example Aberdeen. Southampton, Manchester and Zurich had good load factors and high yields. But others (Maribor, Munchen, Cologne) were not successful. Also they had no codeshare...
by ironspan
24 Dec 2019, 16:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 204836

Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Normal schedule resumes on 31 January, which also appears on the KLM booking engine. Meanwhile, the AIr Antwerp website still sells afternoon flights in January, which will not be operated! On KLM booking engine, all flights are bookable as from beginning January, also midday flights, so Air Antwer...
by ironspan
22 Dec 2019, 13:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 204836

Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

In the meantime Air Antwerp already reacted on another website as follows: ”This article (aviation24.be) is inaccurate. There are some cutbacks in the Xmas and New Year’s period, but from January onwards all flights at noon will be operated daily with the exception of Tuesdays and Saturdays. Total n...
by ironspan
22 Dec 2019, 13:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 204836

Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

People should check information before making (cynic) announcements. If you look at the KLM website, all flights are back to normal as from 1st Feb (3 times daily and 2 on Sun). Those who know ANR operations, would remember that January is always a very slow month on this route because of holiday se...
by ironspan
11 Nov 2019, 00:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 204836

Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Putting stickers on a plane is not a simple process, as some of you think. 1. Material: the stickers used cannot be bought in a standard shop like Carrefour. A technical drawing describing every detail has to be made, the stickers may not be applied to any component that gets warm during the flight ...
by ironspan
19 Jun 2019, 12:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 79247

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

As usual, the GvA is the voice of the Groen! party. Now that Ingrid Pira has not been re-elected, Wouter Van Besien will do the job. I am not sure the city council is fully aware of this dispute, or if it is stirred up by a(n) (over-active) civil servant. Obviously, this tax was never discussed nor ...
by ironspan
15 Nov 2018, 21:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 79247

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Until the arrival of TUI (which I continue to regret, but I must admit there are good points to it too) Can you please explain why you ‘regret’ the arrival of TUI at ANR? At least the airport has a steady income and is getting known to the bigger public. Please don’t copy the thinking of the green ...
by ironspan
18 Oct 2018, 10:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2018
Replies: 259
Views: 60322

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2018

—> AAI
Correction: Nador goes to 3 flights per week, not 4. So no doubling but still increase of frequency.
And flights to INN will go from 2 to 3 times per week for the last 6 weeks of the winter schedule (peak season for ski holidays).
At least some good news for ANR after VLM ‘debacle’.
by ironspan
18 Sep 2018, 15:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 248167

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 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144115

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 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144115

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 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144115

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 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144115

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 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144115

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 - 2019
Replies: 584
Views: 144115

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: 259
Views: 60322

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: 259
Views: 60322

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: 259
Views: 60322

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: 259
Views: 60322

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...