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by teddybAIR
28 Jul 2020, 10:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1680
Views: 451460

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

When the parent company goes under, meaning that they fail financially, by definition all subsidiaries do as well, because a parent company is the sum of all subsidiaries and eventual core activity. If 'goes under' means 'go into bankrupcy' then this statement is factually wrong. If a subsidiary is...
by teddybAIR
07 Jun 2020, 09:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1680
Views: 451460

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The macro numbers are not good. Company fundamentals are bad across the board and getting worse by the day. Indeed, but usually when this happens, there is an economic root cause that generated these numbers. In this case it is an unprecedented worldwide months long lock down of a large part of the...
by teddybAIR
18 May 2020, 21:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1680
Views: 451460

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Jetter wrote: 18 May 2020, 19:53 Don’t the staff of SN and the people of Belgium vote?
Oh boy...where to start?! :lol:
by teddybAIR
04 May 2020, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1680
Views: 451460

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The discussion whether an airline should be bailed out or not goes far beyond the mere calculation of taxes and avoided cost of unemployment. The trade off includes far more variables than merely the direct fiscal impact. Other questions need to be answered as well: how do you want to position Bruss...
by teddybAIR
01 Oct 2018, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 314499

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

It doesn't take an MBA to understand that competing against well established carriers in one of the most competitive markets with a new brand, bad shedule, secundary airport, small marketing budget while relying on the patience of your investment partners is a short term and short lived strategy.
by teddybAIR
01 Aug 2018, 18:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 163855

Re: Ryanair in 2018

And the European authorities should also condemn the trade unions for using passengers as gunpowder in their internal battle with Ryanair's management. Wet van 11.07.1990 houdende goedkeuring van het Europees Sociaal Handvest en van de Bijlage, opgemaakt te Turijn op 18 oktober 1961 Striking is a f...
by teddybAIR
06 Mar 2018, 14:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 314499

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

SR20 wrote: 06 Mar 2018, 08:29 Looks like one of the A343's is performing training at LGG today !
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=63241

Information confirmed by a friend of mine working at Liege Tower !
Jup, Just parked next to it today.
by teddybAIR
06 Mar 2018, 14:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1859
Views: 314499

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Seems that the Belgian flag besides the registration is backwards contrary to virtually any other airline in the industry. You have to give it to them, they are persistent in having the wrong flag on their planes :mrgreen: (OK, i'll stop mentioning it now, guess it's my tiny OCD issue) :mrgreen: If...
by teddybAIR
24 Sep 2017, 10:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 181
Views: 33284

Re: Ryanair cancels 40-50 flights a day from mid-September to end-October 2017

This is just a classic example of "what goes around, comes around". MoL's way of doing business is based on bargaining power. For most of Ryanair's history they have worked themselves in a superior negotiating position with all the stakeholders they do business with. Be it pilot's in despe...
by teddybAIR
23 Sep 2017, 10:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 181
Views: 33284

Re: Ryanair cancels 40-50 flights a day from mid-September to end-October 2017

Inquirer wrote: 22 Sep 2017, 22:29 How effectively can an Irish administration supervise an airline predominantly based outside of its jurisdiction?
Excellent question.
by teddybAIR
18 Sep 2017, 18:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 181
Views: 33284

Re: Ryanair cancels 40-50 flights a day from mid-September to end-October 2017

This airline is a disgrace for aviation. I hope ALL affected passengers will file for a reimbursement AND compensation! Some will, some won't and Ryanair will continue prospering because people tend to put money over principles: the prices Ryanair seems to offer are simply 'to good to refuse' for m...
by teddybAIR
18 Sep 2017, 17:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 181
Views: 33284

Re: Ryanair cancels 40-50 flights a day from mid-September to end-October 2017

What a joke! It's a simple capacity screw-up. So be a man and suck it up. Same goes for their pax by the way: if you pay peanuts you get monkesy. Fly a descent airline where at least the intention is to serve you and srew-ups are supposed to be the exception instead of general policy.
by teddybAIR
23 Aug 2017, 21:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017
Replies: 76
Views: 13115

Re: Swissport wildcat strike at Brussels Airport - 22/08/2017

Why not putting stickers on the bags of the passengers with the message you're wanting to spread? Or do something else, something original. Uhm...probably because that - although cute and cheesy - would have zero impact on your working conditions or salary in the foreseeable future? Let's face the ...
by teddybAIR
30 Apr 2017, 11:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1454457

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Let's hope that BA doesn't decide based on a wishlist like some of the above comments but rather on objective criteria such as market potential, competitive pressure, synergy and complementarity with the existing operations, labour agreements, etc.
by teddybAIR
17 Mar 2017, 07:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502641

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

sn26567 wrote: 16 Mar 2017, 22:58 SN should integrate EW and not the opposite!
Electrabel-Suez or Total-Fina ring a bell?
by teddybAIR
03 Mar 2017, 13:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 57571

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2017

As a commercial company, the trick is to keep the service people are willing to pay for. If someone tells you it's a pitty to see a part of the service disappearing, the logical question is how much more they are willing to pay for that service. Unfortunately, the answer is often 0€. I for example w...
by teddybAIR
02 Jan 2017, 11:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1635
Views: 564694

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

It might be too simplistic, but why not extend the taxiway at the other side (south) of the runway. This means that the planes cross the runway while taxiing, but that is very common on a lot of airports. Then no houses will need to dissapear? 1) safety: why would you build-in runway crossings by d...
by teddybAIR
08 Dec 2016, 09:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Would you consider a go-around as an abnormality?
Replies: 35
Views: 4372

Re: Would you consider a go-around as an abnormality?

Well, there's no abnormal checklist for the go-around. It's just a standard procedure that is applied if you're not satisfied with the approach (avoiding runway conflicts, weather below minima, unstable approach, etc.). It is obviously not the purpose to fly a go-around, but you should always be go-...
by teddybAIR
06 Oct 2016, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117014

Re: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines

My best guess is that the decision center will be centralized in Germany, so most overhead and non-core activities will be consolidated in the group. Next to that the plan will also be to keep increasing the activities at BRU, thereby growing the business while preparing the business model for furth...
by teddybAIR
29 Sep 2016, 20:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117014

Re: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines


FR: 10000 staff for 117000000: 1 staff member for 11700.
Long haul? Cargo? Technics? Average ticket price?