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by Flanker3
19 Apr 2020, 01:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1576
Views: 352164

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Considering the poor track record of Foerster at SN, where she didn't do anything to mark her rather short term, other than unscrupulously relieving Gustin from the throne, I doubt that she'll make a difference at OS. I think that LH Group will se a major transformation in the next year. These are s...
by Flanker3
18 Apr 2020, 08:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1576
Views: 352164

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Breaking news : Davignon quits / Smets in ! https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviation/davignon-passe-le-flambeau-a-la-tete-de-brussels-airlines/10221106.html Since I am not familiar with the 2 people, what does this mean for SN? Any change or is it just musical chairs with Christina going on the bo...
by Flanker3
17 Apr 2020, 11:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1576
Views: 352164

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

They will need a well-balanced fleet of around 100 aircraft, serving intercontinental destinations in Africa, Asia, the Americas, to the model of KLM and LX. In which world do you live? Demand is drastically decreasing and will take time to recover. Brussels Airlines have no money anymore and you a...
by Flanker3
17 Apr 2020, 11:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1576
Views: 352164

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

A bit like what Citybird was to Sabena, but directly owned. However, going with something like Birdy would be a royal mistake. Both setups were almost identical in fact: -Citybird damp-leased two MD11s to Sabena. (Sabena pilots seconded to Citybird and damp-leased back, Sabena cabin crew) -Birdy us...
by Flanker3
16 Apr 2020, 02:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1576
Views: 352164

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Hi, Make plans for the next SN is nice but some get to forget one thing.... Planes, crew,staff, slots , everything belongs to LH. If they decide to shut down SN and place some cheap EW planes here to keep the profitable routes going and just dump the rest... They keep their backgarden clean and pre...
by Flanker3
04 Apr 2020, 11:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1576
Views: 352164

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Actually the entire discussion about the nationalization is pretty obsolete since there is no plan to so whatsoever. Not for SN, definately not for TUI. I stay convinced it should be about saving as much jobs as possible. In that regard it should be SN and Tui Belgium that need priority and only th...
by Flanker3
04 Apr 2020, 11:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1576
Views: 352164

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I can come back in a dozen years, it will be the same debate again on this forum. Brussels Airlines is now Eurowings. So nationalise it if you want but LH needs to lose all its shares and has to forgive any loans and payables that SN has towards it. So essentially this has to be done under insolvenc...
by Flanker3
24 Oct 2019, 08:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 424762

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

There is no willpower at SN management. The talented ones with willpower have already left the boat frustrated. Thomas Cook's failure is a bummer, but part of the travel agencies have been taken over by Wamos so not all is lost. I personally don't understand why SN didn't make a bid on it, consideri...
by Flanker3
14 May 2019, 05:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1167
Views: 424762

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The unimaginable has happened. Not. I and others have been warning for a decade about this, but the likes of Passenger were running the PR for the German team. Brussels Airlines is being merged into EW. The question is, what will happen when LH decides to dump EW. Because EW has never been profitabl...
by Flanker3
20 Dec 2018, 08:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 311843

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Imo Air Belgium has to stop closing their eyes and needs to face reality. There are only few markets out of Belgium that can be lucrative. First of all, they need to talk to MOL to secure feeding. Second of all, they need to look at (seasonal) long haul destinations where they can make money. During...
by Flanker3
20 Dec 2018, 08:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines (Brussels, ex-Thomas Cook) news 2018
Replies: 319
Views: 40588

Re: VLM Airlines (Brussels, ex-Thomas Cook) news 2018

I refer to my previous posts about these so-called Dutch investors taking over VG over FVG (even though he was outld and passed away after) and then getting their hands on HQ. They didn't know what they were doing and neither was Air Belgium. They were counting on free hand-outs from China but they ...
by Flanker3
16 Oct 2018, 20:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 251279

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I wonder if Tolipanebas will survive the thought that he will be working for a low cost airline. So much fot SN staying a stand alone branch under LH. Some of us have been shouting that this would happen, yet the naive SN fanboys never quite wanted to believe it. Makes one wonder if they were SN fan...
by Flanker3
14 Oct 2018, 21:48
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: The "let us know Superfares" Topic !
Replies: 200
Views: 110763

Superfare: BRU-NRT direct with ANA only 375 EUR return!

For those interested in flying to Japan, I have been notified by secretflying of this superfare. In my opinion it's an error fare as ANA is advertising the lowest rate from 538 EUR return. The superfare is shown as 407 EUR return on the ANA website, but can be had for lower if you invest time search...
by Flanker3
28 Sep 2018, 01:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 160
Views: 33944

Re: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines

It looks like reliability is way up now. Perhaps SN should look at maintaining the cooperation and ask for a clause with big compensation for each delay/cancellation in the form of rebates on the monthly ACMI charges. The SSJ fits well in SN's operations, the aircraft can't help it if Cityjet is una...
by Flanker3
27 Sep 2018, 18:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 44999

Re: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015

As reported in the BRU routes topic, ANA will upgrade BRU-NRT to B789 effective October 28th 2018 offering additional seats as follows: 2 x J, 44 x Y. I have anticipated such a move previously, it's a pitty the attacks probably delayed it by a year or two. However at present I was expecting them to ...
by Flanker3
26 Sep 2018, 19:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Can Belgian airlines be successful ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2645

Re: Can Belgian airlines be successful ?

Yes it can be succesful but you need a good plan. Belgium is an outbound leisure market primarily. This is why FR and TUI Belgium are doing well. In terms of business flying, Belgium has a problem because the business cycle is not stable like in other major big cities. There is demand but not all th...
by Flanker3
25 Sep 2018, 00:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 311843

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

If you have booked because it’s BA and because it’s a 787, you feel more then disappointed when you end up in an AB A340. To be fair, in economy class, the AB 343 is more comfortable than the BA 787. Passengers should be enchanted! That is a good point. I would say way more comfortable. At least in...
by Flanker3
22 Sep 2018, 23:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 311843

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Flanker3 wrote It never ceases to amaze me how "managers" hope to run yield management from day 1 on routes without feeding and with heavy competition, only to price themselves out of the market. So much for being a "disruptor". Scarce return tickets at 450 EUR return, but mostly at over 500 EUR re...
by Flanker3
22 Sep 2018, 00:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 311843

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

I disagree with you strongly. BRU is too expensive and too low yield for an A340 operation. TATL? With Primera and DL offering 300 EUR return fares, it doesnt make any sense. Forget it. Asia is the right market. There is potential for routes like TYO, MNL, TPE, ICN, SIN. FR is not perfect, but they ...
by Flanker3
21 Sep 2018, 17:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 311843

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

HKG had a business case but not anymore after CX came in. That's when you have to decide to adapt. If there is a business plan that could work, it was TYO, as I said from the beginning. However, I think that the failure was not the CX competition but an internal strategy failure. I pointed out numer...