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by Poiu
15 Sep 2019, 09:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) to A

That is really a missed opportunity for the future. There are still a lot of people on long haul or even short haul who are taking a connection flight to AMS. They now have to take a train first to a Brussels train station and from there to AMS. They will lose more pax with it. They should link dir...
by Poiu
10 Sep 2019, 12:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: IndiGo lowering brake temperature using cardboard
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: IndiGo lowering brake temperature using cardboard

Blowing air over hot brakes is not a strange procedure at all, doing it with a piece of cardboard is a bit weird indeed. Not worth a separate topic though, monday morning smile is perfect for things like this.
by Poiu
07 Sep 2019, 17:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 36203

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

sn-remember wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 14:02
If it can run profitably (like Air Mauritius do) its' a double win
OFF topic, but Air Mauritius is not profitable at all, the are in fact struggling to survive.
by Poiu
02 Sep 2019, 19:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news
Replies: 200
Views: 76658

Re: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news

sn26567 wrote:
02 Sep 2019, 16:21
Aeroflot says the contract to acquire 100 SSJ100s is in the final stages, with the first batch of ten expected by 2019 end, and remainder through 2026.
Probably a good deal, buy 1 get 2 backups for free, operational resilience guaranteed!
by Poiu
02 Sep 2019, 11:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 10032

Re: Norwegian in 2019

"Unable to pay back" is a wrong summary. If you say so... Not paying back a bond is not something you would do if there are other options as it will affect your credit rating in a very bad way. Norwegian’s credit rating is already that bad that credit card companies are holding back payments. To by...
by Poiu
02 Sep 2019, 10:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 10032

Re: Norwegian in 2019

Norwegian’s financial turnaround moves in the right direction: Increased revenue and reduced cost : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/norwegian-air-shuttle/norwegians-financial-turnaround-moves-in-the-right-direction-increased-revenue-and-reduced-cost/ The actual report paints a completely differe...
by Poiu
01 Sep 2019, 23:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 149852

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I am not trying to put a delay tag on a specific aircraft. I only take note that FR24 recorded that a flight had an ATD of so much. If this is a delay compared to the STD, then I register it as such (if it exceeds 1 hour). Without putting the blame on a given aircraft. That is not what you wrote......
by Poiu
01 Sep 2019, 21:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 149852

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

" You don't talk if you don't know, and you don't know if you don't measure ". But what did you measure?? I think you’re not using the correct tool to measure. If SFB, supposed to operate IAD at 1000 is AOG and replaced by SFF, which lands from a previous flight at 1100 and departs for IAD at 1200,...
by Poiu
31 Aug 2019, 18:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 149852

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

We clearly have a different option, nice to have a civilised discussions with you though! Time will tell, but I think consolidation is the way to go, concentrate on what is viable and try to grow again,slowly, once the recession has past. Economists are not good at predicting, indeed, but there are ...
by Poiu
31 Aug 2019, 17:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 149852

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Growth is still needed even when you want to cut costs. Even investments are needed. Better to have some red figures but to invest in planes and new destinations than only cut costs and doing nothing. On this way you lose market. Growth, unsustainable growth to be more precise, is exactly what we h...
by Poiu
31 Aug 2019, 11:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 149852

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

This is not looking too well. The company i worked for was the same and ended up in a defunct airline. What is the reason(s)of all these lately cancellations?? Resources are stretched to an absolute maximum, as soon as a little thing goes wrong you get a domino effect. This makes you wonder how rea...
by Poiu
25 Aug 2019, 23:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 149852

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

SN has to deliver long haul planes to Euro wings but who is helping SN? There is none so deaf as those who don’t want to hear! -the EW ACMI agreement is one of the only profitable areas at SN! -Long haul is only marginally profitable because resources are stretched to an absolute maximum. Building ...
by Poiu
24 Aug 2019, 22:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 149852

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I hope that the next Brussels Airlines strategic plan will be ambitious but also with fiability (it's correct word ?) as a target. Reliability ;-) Resilience (the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties) is the correct word. Resilience needs supplementary resources and that costs money....
by Poiu
22 Aug 2019, 17:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 282
Views: 77864

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

The Cusco leg will be a subcharter with a local airline, too tricky for an A343 and, by heart, probably even outside of the operating envelope. That's why the guests return to Lima after Machu Picchu. Duke, it is not Air Belgium selling the tour they get paid the same amount, aircraft full or empty....
by Poiu
21 Aug 2019, 13:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3880
Views: 1231132

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

As to the upper management, I would suggest action ! Now ! Or the so called "Centre of Excellence AFI" will see its market share being eating by AF-KLM, TP, IB, TK, ET and end up as a sad case at business schools. The only possible action would be a spare aircraft but unfortunately that would make ...
by Poiu
11 Aug 2019, 20:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 172
Views: 60726

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airpor

I'm not going on the fuel performance of this very old aircraft, with today focus on fuel savings, ecology, global warming and all, that would be the last nail on the coffin. You want the north sea to rise? ....fly the F50! Fuel used per passenger between ANR and LCY on the F50 is about half of wha...
by Poiu
06 Aug 2019, 23:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 89
Views: 19721

Re: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

ostair wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 23:11

Passengers are transported by coach. :o :roll:
LIL airport is providing a shuttle indeed, but most passengers live south of LIL and CDG is more convenient than OST. Many will travel by their own means.
by Poiu
06 Aug 2019, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 89
Views: 19721

Re: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Extra TUIfly traffic for OST due to runway works at Lille airport. Easyjet and others prefer to longer route(longer by road) to Paris CDG. Lille-OST 96 :? Lille-Paris 251 km :? CDG-Lille by train 1 hour (trainstation at the airport) :? OST-Lille by train 2h30min. (trainstation 30 min busride from a...
by Poiu
05 Aug 2019, 10:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 172
Views: 60726

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport

sn26567 wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 10:34
No need to moderate. Some fun and humour are always welcome :)
I think some details went lost in translation.
There is nothing funny about Jovan’s insulting post.
Bad humour should have no place in this forum.
By not moderating you are subscribing to their view!
by Poiu
05 Aug 2019, 10:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 172
Views: 60726

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport

+1,
never heard the term “parking”
The (t) is quite insulting indeed, may I suggest member Jovan edit their post?