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by Jetter
18 Aug 2019, 14:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 697
Views: 94717

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

JOVAN wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 13:54
If SN wants to grow and become a network airline, you would imagine they would work on and develop further their existing destinations.
First they need smaller planes (Embraer/A220). The A319 is too big to fly multiple daily to destinations as Bristol.
by Jetter
18 Aug 2019, 11:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 93
Views: 8518

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

Now it could be those US, Canada or Euro passengers have to pass through security anyways but I fail to see the added value of a seperate border control for them when they have to undergo the same security check as people from other countries. Passengers from the EU, VS and Canada don’t need to go ...
by Jetter
17 Aug 2019, 20:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 93
Views: 8518

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

An airport HAS to care of the airlines and the alliances. Those are their clients. To give you one example: at LHR you also have the alliances under one roof and this to make the journey of the pax more easier and the connecting time shorter. This makes LHR also more attractive even it is the busie...
by Jetter
16 Aug 2019, 18:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 93
Views: 8518

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

Why would an airport care about the alliances and their placement? The only reason would be to accommodate transferring passengers and limit their connection time. But having the connecting passengers walk through your revenue-generating mall, and on the other hand keeping Shengen/non-Shengen split...
by Jetter
13 Aug 2019, 04:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 5273

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

With less competition on the market, exit Jet Airways, it would be good if AC could consider to open a new Canadian destination ex-BRU. Vancouver was/is already for a long time on the wish list. Even it is very expensive and to get a job there, you really need to have the good "joker card", it is s...
by Jetter
06 Aug 2019, 19:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 697
Views: 94717

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Ben Smith has said he wanted to make a major shake up in Africa, for Air France. Reduce the number of tag service.Probably use some aircraft such as A321LR enabling to add more flights on some destinations, where the B777 or A330 is too big. Djibouti is served only 1 time a week by AF, while Tutkis...
by Jetter
06 Aug 2019, 17:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 697
Views: 94717

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

nordikcam wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 16:40
! I never understood that travelers transit through ADD
Well, someone traveling from/to Africa might have different expectations than what we’re used to in Europe. That it is the poorest continent reflects on all kinds of services.
by Jetter
04 Aug 2019, 01:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 697
Views: 94717

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Poiu wrote:
04 Aug 2019, 00:00
Interview with Christina Foerster in the “De Tijd”:
Figures at SN are not good and LH won’t be pumping money in SN for ever.
Interesting. I think Christina will look at the remuneration of the pilots. :idea:
by Jetter
03 Aug 2019, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 322582

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

BRU is a sad example of the neo-capitalistic mentality: shareholders (and top management) first; customers, personnel, suppliers and contractors last. The dividends were enormous in the last years: 2013 67mio 2014 99,4mio 2015 45,5mio 2016 109 mio (the year of the terror attacks !!!) 2017 74mio 201...
by Jetter
01 Aug 2019, 13:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3836
Views: 1185377

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

It looks unfinished and temporary. As there is no official communication from SN, I don't believe this is the new livery. (at least I hope not!) :? https://cdn.planespotters.net/photo/977000/original/oo-sff-brussels-airlines-airbus-a330-343_PlanespottersNet_977288_0a0a8df39f.jpg Picture from https:...
by Jetter
23 Jul 2019, 07:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 56028

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

It is 13:46, and AB should have already set up their new website... They were supposed to do it since this morning ! They were supposed to fly to China, they are supposed to fly Kinshasa, they are supposed to have a reservation site ... if I want to be sure to fly to Fort de France or Pointe à Pitr...
by Jetter
23 Jul 2019, 00:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 322582

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Recently, I took a flight from Toronto to Brussels. The gate agent checked my passport and that was it! No further passport check, no nothing ! I don't see why any country would check a passport while leaving the country ... A number of reasons: - To check if people overstayed their visa; - To catc...
by Jetter
21 Jul 2019, 15:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

sounilr21 wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 11:35
Why not hoped BRU-IAH (Houston) or Newark EWR (replace JFK) by Brussels Airlines and BRU-SFO (San Francisco) by United. For more choice of connections beetween Africa and US.
Does SN have planes to effectively fly to IAH or SFO? Both are further than any airport SN flies to.
by Jetter
17 Jul 2019, 22:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 20428

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

To have fares at 12€ iso 10€? Pffffff... So anyway it's no big deal! Well yes that's exactly my point. Why are you in favor of a "so anyway it's no big deal" tax ??? :shock: Nothing will change with "no big deal taxes". That's wrong, there is no magical point where taxes have an influence. A low ta...
by Jetter
16 Jul 2019, 02:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 75
Views: 13051

Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

BRUtrend 2018 has just been published https://issuu.com/brusselsairport/docs/brutrends_2018/1?ff Nice information. I noticed that airplane movements of most Star Alliance airlines decreased, about 5% in total. This while movements of Skyteam and OneWorld airlines almost all increased. Sadly no pass...
by Jetter
14 Jul 2019, 01:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 322582

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

So sad to see there were again giant problems at BRU on saturday. Now there is an operational problem every week or so. If not a strike of fire brigade or skeyes or baggage handlers or customs or immigration officers, it is technical or software problem. Or something else. For me the management of ...
by Jetter
13 Jul 2019, 22:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 272
Views: 40206

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-airlines-tax-idUSKCN1U412B New aviation tax in France! (Can only be good news for Belgian airports...) Doubt it to be good for Belgian airports. The French catchment area of Belgian airports isn't that big. Transfer flights (and trains?) are exempt. This me...
by Jetter
12 Jul 2019, 15:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 697
Views: 94717

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

From Hanover to Toronto via SN and BRU? Seriously? MUC and FRA are the obvious choices then: much more connecting flights and more intercontinental flights (= nice if there is a last minute delay or cancellation). You can only take one flight at a time thus even when other airlines offer more fligh...
by Jetter
28 Jun 2019, 17:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 697
Views: 94717

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

[/b]Like I wrote already a few times: it's sad that so many posts here about Brussels Airlines and/or Lufthansa and/or Eurowings and/or Carsten Spohr are negative and/or unfriendly and/or hatefull and/or insulting and/or hostile (the one about Christina Foerster's wardrobe is, so far, the ugliest o...
by Jetter
24 Jun 2019, 19:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 697
Views: 94717

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Maybe we can start dreaming about A330-neo's? And A220's for the European routes, to replace the older A319's? Let's keep fingers crossed! Those aren’t available second hand. LH didn’t retract that only profitable airlines receive new equipment. That applies to ‘network airlines’ as well. OS gettin...