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by Yuqu12
29 May 2020, 15:26
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: LGG 28/05/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 4225

Re: LGG 28/05/2020

@wapo84 beautiful pictures! From which location are they taken?
by Yuqu12
27 May 2020, 09:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

According to Brussels Airlines on LinkedIn, they create 50.000 direct and indirect jobs.
by Yuqu12
26 May 2020, 10:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

SN has posted its destinations it wants to serve again as of 15 June. However, I've been unable to find a timetable or the frequencies to each destination on their website. Can you only find it if you had a confirmed booking for a flight after this date or will SN publish this in the next coming days?
by Yuqu12
22 May 2020, 09:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Brussels Airport has said on many occasions that SN should be saved by the Belgian government and that they don't need state aid themselves. There isn't much more which Brussels Airport can do. Giving better conditions to Brussels Airlines only to help them is not allowed under European and internat...
by Yuqu12
13 May 2020, 14:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Most logical destinations to be axed are the TCAB destinations which aren't that profitable and keep the really profitable ones. For other European destinations, I'd imagine the Cityjet-destinations if SN does not start flying to them themselves plus all other destinations which aren't profitable. B...
by Yuqu12
01 May 2020, 11:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

This open letter is a clear sign from a large part of the companies related to Brussels Airport and Brussels Airport itself. It shows that they are all in this crisis together and that they need each other to survive this crisis. It seems like some politicians don't (want to) understand it and this ...
by Yuqu12
30 Apr 2020, 12:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Yeah yeah that open letter is very positive indeed, but it changes the circumstances compared to the commission of finance since Tuesday. That's why I hope it is a trigger for some members of the parliament to ask questions to minister De Croo again and to put some pressure on the government.
by Yuqu12
30 Apr 2020, 10:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

As much as I think that owing a blocking minority share or even the nationalisation of Brussels Airlines would be beneficial, I seriously doubt whether one of both will happen. Spohr doesn't want governments to become shareholders and LH doesn't want to give up SN to lose its control over Brussels a...
by Yuqu12
28 Apr 2020, 10:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I'm just quoting him. But with a minority government of only 38 seats out of 150 in the Parliament and 2 liberal parties, I'm not surprised that this scenario circulates as they were also part of the government during the bankruptcy of Sabena. The ideal scenario would be an agreement between the gov...
by Yuqu12
28 Apr 2020, 09:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Interesting to read the twitter of Riad Bahri, author of the VrtNws article: government wants minority of shares for the loan, LH refuses this. Government is also investigating the scenario of letting SN go bankrupt in order to start something new/smaller. Bernard Gustin's name would circulate in th...
by Yuqu12
07 Apr 2020, 13:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 734
Views: 139452

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

The insurance requirement would not fall under Reg. 261/2004 but under Reg. 785/2004 (on the Insurance Requirements for Air Carriers and Aircraft Operators).
by Yuqu12
07 Apr 2020, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

EU law will prevail. The Commission has issued a document on the interpretation of passenger rights during this coronacrisis not that long ago which confirms that airlines can offer now vouchers and re-bookings, but consumers still have and still will have the right to ask for a refund of their tick...
by Yuqu12
02 Apr 2020, 15:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

It may be indeed that SN hasn't always been profitable, but it is also useful to look a little bit further being the government. If they take over SN, it may cost money as long as they aren't profitable but the negative economic consequences of SN going bankrupt will cost probably even more. I just...
by Yuqu12
02 Apr 2020, 13:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

True, but the banks had the possibility to pay back at their own pace, so I don't really see why an airline wouldn't receive the same opportunity. You can build guarantees there as well, like make it obligatory for airlines to repay the government if they make from the profit of the previous year. I...
by Yuqu12
02 Apr 2020, 13:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

@sean1982: if and when the governmen/Belfius decides to invest in SN, they'll certainly impose conditions like with the banks in 2008. The most important thing in the aviation sector is to keep the biggest airline of the second biggest employer of SN alive. If that succeeds, the government can still...
by Yuqu12
02 Apr 2020, 13:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

It may be indeed that SN hasn't always been profitable, but it is also useful to look a little bit further being the government. If they take over SN, it may cost money as long as they aren't profitable but the negative economic consequences of SN going bankrupt will cost probably even more. I just ...
by Yuqu12
02 Apr 2020, 12:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1460
Views: 318806

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

It is logic to save the biggest airline in Belgium. It is the biggest player at Brussels Airport which is the second biggest employer of the country. And as already said before, it seems unlikely that the gap of Brussels Airlines falling away will be filled immediately. I think the cost of taking ov...
by Yuqu12
16 Mar 2020, 16:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 734
Views: 139452

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

For me it seems rather logic to do as much as possible to help all Belgian airlines. First of all, they guarantee quite some direct and indirect benefits to the Belgian economy. Secondly, why would the government only help restaurants and hotels in Belgium if there aren't any Belgian airlines bringi...
by Yuqu12
16 Mar 2020, 15:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EC Regulation 261/2004: news & court verdicts
Replies: 90
Views: 49384

Re: EC Regulation 261/2004: news & court verdicts

What exactly do you mean with this question? Do you mean that coronavirus could be seen as extraordinary circumstance so that compensation does not have to be paid? Or do you mean that compensation does not have to be paid in extraordinary circumstances other than coronavirus? In my opinion, coronav...
by Yuqu12
09 Mar 2020, 16:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EC Regulation 261/2004: news & court verdicts
Replies: 90
Views: 49384

Re: EC Regulation 261/2004: news & court verdicts

If I'm not mistaken, there is also a regulation or directive on passenger rights for passengers taking the train. Maybe it says something on the rights you have?