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by PttU
21 Jul 2019, 23:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 221
Views: 44074

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

What about cargo? I don't know whether FIH is a route where a lot of cargo goes along too, bringing some revenue for SN? If a route isn't profitable with pax alone, a nice cargo deal might tip the balance?
by PttU
21 Jul 2019, 12:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 18800

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

Lufthansa currently wet-leases an Avro RJ85 from CityJet, which operates several rotations between Frankfurt and Brussels. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/cityjet/cityjet-wet-leases-an-avro-rj85-to-lufthansa-for-flights-to-brussels-milan-and-leipzig/ The CityJet Avro RJ85 is configured in a dens...
by PttU
21 Jul 2019, 12:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

20feb? That's closer to the start of the summer season than the winter season? Why wait until then?
by PttU
18 Jul 2019, 22:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 58864

Re: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

More than a few civil ATCOs are ex military. Working conditions, traffic load, salary,... are hardly a secret. General Vansina, chief of the BAF, told me at a recent conference that military ATCOs were earning FIVE times less than skeyes ATCOs. And they are not allowed to strike! How are they ever ...
by PttU
18 Jul 2019, 07:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 18800

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

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 tax will have a little influence and a high...
by PttU
15 Jul 2019, 16:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1406
Views: 307798

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Thank you Passenger for your explanation. I knew that I could count on you on that. @Stij, If you book a holiday, flight ticket or what ever, they always ask you if you want to buy this extra travel insurance. So this is not new but already for decades. So why it is now such a surprise and why it h...
by PttU
11 Jul 2019, 12:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 114660

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

Yes, as from 1st September 2019, SN is going to fly to Bristol, with 6 weekly flights, using CR9 of CityJet. SN2057 BRU - BRS 15:05 - 15:15 12345-7 CR9 SN2058 BRS - BRU 15:50 - 18:05 12345-7 CR9 That's not enough to use the hub there is no possibility to hub on the African flights! Was there not 3 ...
by PttU
03 Jul 2019, 22:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 7676

Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Slotrequests, no confirmations. FR BRU - KRK 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 FR BRU - ESU 2 - 6 (Essaouira, Morroco) GS WUH - BRU - KEF - BRU - KEF daily (Tianjin AIrlines) 0630 - 0730 // 1740 - 1940 HU SZX - BRU 4x times weekly iso 2 2 - 4 - 6 - 7. Are those all passenger flights or some of them cargo flights?
by PttU
28 Jun 2019, 11:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 642
Views: 79501

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Results of 2018 are published on the website of the National Bank. For the first time more than 10 million passengers, net profit of 12.8 million euros (in 2017 there was a loss of more than 60 million euros). Link to Central Balance Sheet Office: https://www.nbb.be/en/central-balance-sheet-office ...
by PttU
27 Jun 2019, 16:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 7676

Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

rwandan-flyer wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 14:14
KLM or even Turkish Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines, despite to be in the same alliance, are bigger competitors.
KLM is part of SkyTeam, not StarAlliance.
by PttU
26 Jun 2019, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 342
Views: 152759

Re: Airbus A380 news

According to this source, British Airways is looking to add up to six second-hand A380s. BA has for the moment 12 of the giant planes, the CEO says that 18 of them would make sense. It is of course also mentioned that they will do it only if an airline is willing to sell their aircraft at the right...
by PttU
26 Jun 2019, 11:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 18800

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

I don't really see how the A321XLR will become a game changer either. but we will see how things turn out. I loath the idea of a transatlantic flight on an a321 ( just like I loathed the idea of a 757-200 ) I can see SN using one for an evening flight to NY tough. FYI: the 757-200 didnt drastically...
by PttU
25 Jun 2019, 22:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 642
Views: 79501

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

They took over the whole portfolio of Thomas Cook Airlines. This was nice bcs more customers but if it is profitable, we don't know. It would be better if it could be devided, like in the past with Sabena and Sobelair. Or just the creation of a new charter company next to Jetair. This to let SN fly...
by PttU
24 Jun 2019, 17:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 642
Views: 79501

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

But SN needs to keep a basic short-haul network focussed on business pax in order to feed its l/h flights and to keep a certain idendity on the market, and on short-trips tourism pax. How does "business pax" match with "to feed its l/h flights"? Okay, for l/h passengers living around BRU or BRU as ...
by PttU
24 Jun 2019, 12:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 642
Views: 79501

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

LUFTHANSA announces a re-orientation of Brussels Airlines: closer alignment with Network Airlines; integration into Eurowings will not be further pursued. The best news ever. :D Not to be the party-pooper that brings rain on this sunny day, but... What if "Brussels Airlines" will indeed remain for ...
by PttU
19 Jun 2019, 12:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 129
Views: 17683

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

https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20190618_04467063/stad-eist-233-000-euro-belastingen-van-luchthaven "The French company Egis, the operator of the Antwerp airport, disputes the branch tax it has to pay to the city of Antwerp. The city council wiped the objections. The counter is now at 233,668 euros in ba...
by PttU
19 Jun 2019, 10:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 129
Views: 17683

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

https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20190618_04467063/stad-eist-233-000-euro-belastingen-van-luchthaven "The French company Egis, the operator of the Antwerp airport, disputes the branch tax it has to pay to the city of Antwerp. The city council wiped the objections. The counter is now at 233,668 euros in bac...
by PttU
07 Jun 2019, 07:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?
Replies: 46
Views: 6618

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

the only thing they have to find out, is a good noon flight destination Under my eternal excuse of not being an expert on commercial air transport: That is, IMHO, not the right way of thinking in this situation. It is, no doubt, the right way to go about low-yield routes, but ANR was never a place ...
by PttU
06 Jun 2019, 16:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?
Replies: 46
Views: 6618

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

I agree 100% with that. Ppl who used to fly with VLM to LCY already found other solutions in the mean time and are used to those. 3,5 to 4 hours by train? And for travellers from Antwerp, going to the city centre of London, travelling through BRU and LHR takes more time than the ANR-LCY flights too...
by PttU
27 May 2019, 11:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3789
Views: 1168000

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

If SN is flying full A330s in triangle flights to somewhere in Africa, they can replace them by two full A321LR non-stop flights to the same destinations. Passenger-wise that's probably around the same. But flying two planes in stead of one would require double the amount of fuel. The A321LR will b...