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by Ansett
25 Mar 2019, 05:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 127
Views: 100521

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

Dear Atlantis ! I know that Budapest is the capital of Hungary and Prague the capital of the Czech Republic. And Brussels the capital of Belgium (and Flanders). As far as I know, LOT flies from BUD to NYC and Chicago only and they have one 787 "based" at BUD to operate these flights. But just as I m...
by Ansett
24 Mar 2019, 20:55
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Planning of petition "retro livery"
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Planning of petition "retro livery"

In this case, the "sponsors" will be SN's Marketing Department ! I'm astonished you had not realised that !
by Ansett
24 Mar 2019, 19:59
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Planning of petition "retro livery"
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: Planning of petition "retro livery"

I'm not sure if Austrain's retro livery is better... It's a question of taste... I'm not in favour of Sabena livery on Brussels Airlines metal. However, when LH/CS talk of keeping a Belgian touch when SN is being integrated into EW, I would suggest that every aircraft entering the "SN" fleet from no...
by Ansett
24 Mar 2019, 19:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 127
Views: 100521

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

LOT is filling the gap left a few years ago by Malev between BUD BRU vv. But their flights overlap/duplicate to some extent those offered by SN. I don't really see the point, but perhaps I'm missing something.
Ironically, some of the SN flights will be operated with Czech Airlines metal :?
by Ansett
14 Mar 2019, 23:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 8971

Re: Eurowings in 2019

According to De Tijd/L'Echo, Eurowings posted a loss over 2018 as was already reported by LH in today's press release, but Brussels Airlines itself was profitable, before consolidation into Eurowings: https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaart/brussels-airlines-winstgevend-eurowings-zwaar-in-het-roo...
by Ansett
14 Mar 2019, 23:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 4217

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

sn26567 wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 14:59
Lufthansa Group says that the allocation of the new aircraft among its airlines will be decided later.
Just another lie only the naive will believe. Just another lie to keep "us" (Belgians) quiet. Slowly but surely the erosion will affect SN.
by Ansett
14 Mar 2019, 23:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3570
Views: 1103805

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Somewhat reassuring news at https://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1536/Econom ... ines.dhtml stating that SN result is positive but of course shall improve. I fear that SN's performance will never be good enough for LH. As far as I know EW has been losing money so far. So, if the consolidated EW/SN figures a...
by Ansett
07 Mar 2019, 19:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: European 'environment tax' on aviation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: European 'environment tax' on aviation?

And if that is contrary to a convention made in 1944, it is high time to re-negotiate that one. The world has changed a lot since 1944, and is bound to change more. The Chicago convention is most important, but it is not carved in stone. (And neither is any forbiting it :) ) I agree with you, but e...
by Ansett
07 Mar 2019, 19:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?
Replies: 25
Views: 2612

Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Actually, KL is already offering departures from Brussels-Zuid/Midi station (ZYR) in addition to departures from BRU : https://www.klm.com/travel/be_en/plan_and_book/booking/book_a_flight/index.htm?newSearchWeb=true&application=EBT7&country=BE&language=en&trip=BRU%3AC%3A20190509%3ENRT%3AA-NRT%3AA%3A...
by Ansett
06 Mar 2019, 23:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?
Replies: 25
Views: 2612

Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

As Michael O'Leary said at today's A4E Aviation Summit in Brussels (without KLM CEO Pieter Elbers reacting), this is an artificial limitation made to protect KLM, which has all the slots it wants. I tend to disagree. I don't think the limitation is artificial. Schiphol is vol. KL would like to expa...
by Ansett
06 Mar 2019, 18:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: European 'environment tax' on aviation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: European 'environment tax' on aviation?

As to other big polluters, what about cruise ships ? Cruises are increasingly popular and cheap and I don't want to imagine how much these ships and their guests pollute !
by Ansett
06 Mar 2019, 18:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: European 'environment tax' on aviation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: European 'environment tax' on aviation?

From what I understand, the tax exemption for kerosene in the airline industry dates back to 1944 when the Chicago Convention was adopted, inter alia, to promote international air traffic. The Convention does not apparently mention any exemption for domestic flights. Some say the question should be ...
by Ansett
06 Mar 2019, 17:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group
Replies: 27
Views: 1770

Re: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group

https://www.air-journal.fr/2019-03-05-air-france-klm-les-syndicats-francais-inquiets-5210852.html For members who don't understand French, a short summary : The 14 trade unions representing all AF employees express their concern to the French government which, according to them, has been very passiv...
by Ansett
06 Mar 2019, 09:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?
Replies: 25
Views: 2612

Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels ?

The present solution offered by AF is far from ideal : https://www.airfrance.be/BE/en/common/resainfovol/services/baggage-drop-off-CDG.htm I presume they had to stop the check-in to the final destination from Brussels-South for security reasons. The problem with the train is that often there is not ...
by Ansett
02 Mar 2019, 11:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group
Replies: 27
Views: 1770

Re: The Netherlands buy a 12.8% share in Air France-KLM Group

It was a sensible move from KL. They were right in doing so. However, one thing they don't seem to understand or don't want to understand is that Schiphol is "vol", there is hardly any room for expansion at AMS, be is for KL or other airlines. Consequently, growth in the AF-KL Group will mainly, if ...
by Ansett
12 Feb 2019, 06:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 8971

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Of course, I understood the article. But you are an LH agent who knows it all much better (as Always). No further comment. Have a nice day (if you can).
by Ansett
12 Feb 2019, 06:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 23274

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

That's why, at best, SN will be stuck with mainly French-speaking destinations in Western and Central Africa, since LH has no intention to develop the BRU hub.
by Ansett
11 Feb 2019, 00:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 23274

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Finally, people realize/admit that with LH, we have been for some time already in a Sabena/Swissair scenario exposed by some forum members already a while ago.
by Ansett
08 Feb 2019, 18:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 8971

Re: Eurowings in 2019

I only had time now to read the article in the link above. Interesting. Without going into details : former EW manager Müller is quoted saying : "Es sei schlicht "sehr problematisch, Interkont-Dienste nur auf Basis von Point-to-Point-Verbindungen anzubieten". Or : it is simply very problematic to of...
by Ansett
04 Feb 2019, 03:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 8971

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Too much, too fast, like Norwegian (imho). And consequently, loosing (a lot of ) money ?