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by LJ
26 Jul 2020, 18:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 17796

Re: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2020

Two diversions ex AMS today. Fist KL735 (AMS-CUR) returned to AMS sue to medical reasons. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kl735#250a56bc And DL73 (AMS - ATL) just passed my house after returning to AMS whilst it started its Atlantic crossing https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL73/250aaf80
by LJ
24 Jul 2020, 18:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 18
Views: 3644

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

AMS is a completely different airport than BRU. KLM, Delta, AA and United has really lot of daily flights there. This you cannot compare with the not so many flights from BRU to the States Indeed, hence why it may work at BRU. The only drawback remains that if connecting times are higher, the conne...
by LJ
22 Jul 2020, 21:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 18
Views: 3644

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

What is "less eficient banking of flights"? Thx At present normally (thus without COVID-19) Skyteam would have 3 banks (10:00 - 11:30, 13:00 - 14:00, 16:00 - 17:30) for US departures at AMS. The morning bank departs from 10:00 - 11:00. If the connection time increases for these flights, then a morn...
by LJ
22 Jul 2020, 17:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 18
Views: 3644

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

Since BRU is only one of the few Star Alliance airports to get US preclearence it might open up opportunities for UA to expand at BRU. Instead of opening the 'promised' second EWR flight from AMS (!), and starting from that same SkyTeam airport a seasonal SFO route. This was/is a slap in the face f...
by LJ
14 Jul 2020, 22:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 574
Views: 359575

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

New twist in 737 MAX saga: American Airlines has threatened to cancel some of its orders for the troubled jet. Back in 2011, American's push for a new fuel-efficient narrow-body jet prompted Boeing to develop the MAX in the first place. American Airlines told Boeing it will not take delivery of 17 ...
by LJ
26 Jun 2020, 19:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

What about coming back to SN. No comments on the decision of the General Assembly to approve the deal between Berlin and LH ? So far no reaction from the Belgian government. Why would the Belgian government comment? Though LH now has a package, we still don't know why Thiele changed his mind. Moreo...
by LJ
26 Jun 2020, 19:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 11362

Re: KLM and/or AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - Latest news 2020

Rescue package for KLM is approved by the Dutch government https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/klm-royal-dutch-airlines/klm-secures-financing-of-eur-3-4-billion-to-weather-the-covid-19-crisis/ Moreover, according to some news outlets, KLM will communicate the restructuring (aka j...
by LJ
25 Jun 2020, 19:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Flanker2 wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 09:42
Why shouldn't governments be in the business of starting airlines? So who started ..... KLM.........?
Not the Dutch government. KLM was set up by 8 business persons.
by LJ
23 Jun 2020, 23:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

On top, they not only demand nationalization of Brussels Airlines, but also nationalization of Brussels Airport. How much taxpayers' money we're gonna need to get the remaining 75%? Brussels Airport Company nv/sa: own assets 809M of which 640M invested capital, turnover/revenu 593M, average yearly ...
by LJ
23 Jun 2020, 19:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airline bankruptcies, ceased operations, restructurations
Replies: 151
Views: 56417

Re: Airline bankruptcies, ceased operations, restructurations

As from the homepage, SunExpress Deutschland will cease operations as of June 26th.

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by LJ
23 Jun 2020, 17:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Personally, it's not relevant to me what the background of those people is, nor am I interested in their point of view because in a few months, all airlines will be either bankrupt of nationalized, whether me, you and anyone else like it or not. You'll be surprised how many airlines will cope with ...
by LJ
22 Jun 2020, 21:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 156
Views: 46418

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

There were also Air Mauritius flights to AMS but if I remember well, they dropped it. So it is a good move to attract Duch and French people together with Belgians. Belgians has also property, hotels, there. Ex sabeniens KLM and Air Mauritius did indeed fly from AMS (KL in the Winter, Air Mauritius...
by LJ
21 Jun 2020, 16:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

In any case, there has to be a deal on MONDAY and not a day later. All these rumours about bankruptcy are deadly for the image of SN (or any company in this situation). No one is going to book a flight with an airline that 'seems' on the verge of bankruptcy. This uncertainty has to stop now . Nothi...
by LJ
06 Jun 2020, 23:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

No need to be an aviation specialist to consider what is good for the economy of a country and the international trade asset of this country, better be an economist. For for the profitability of an airline, it's better to have aviation specialist. But in the case of the nationalization of an airpor...
by LJ
01 Jun 2020, 18:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 59138

Re: Lufthansa in 2020

At this very moment when all airlines have very reduced flight schedules and will probably not go back to "normal" until quiet some time, 24 slots and the flights which go with it are nothing for LH. It's the future, of course, which bothers them. Especially, if I understood correctly, that these s...
by LJ
25 May 2020, 18:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I've never understood the Luanda situation. Luanda seems to be a high yield, oil related destination, with up to 3 weekly rotations.Duke AFAIK Luanda was/is high yield, but also high costs. Not many crews stay overnight (KLM flew to LAD, remained on the ground for 10 -15 hours and the same crew fle...
by LJ
25 May 2020, 18:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 59138

Re: Lufthansa in 2020

Air France now experiences why Carsten Spohr (CEO Lufthansa) opposes political influence in airline management and operations. France guarantees a bank loan to Air France, but in exchange France demands that Air France realizes a 50% CO² cut on domestic flights by 2024. Example: France demands that...
by LJ
23 May 2020, 06:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349576

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

AMS is helping KL in a direct and indirect way, to both sides benefit and the benefit of the Dutch government and tax-paying people. Please explain. I haven't heard of any measure specically aimed at helping KLM. In fact, AMS is as quiet as BRU. The only measures taken are postponing the increase i...
by LJ
22 May 2020, 17:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 59138

Re: Lufthansa in 2020

Apparently the German government wants LH to keep its current orders with Airbus, as part of the 'rescue' deal. https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaart/berlijn-koppelt-redding-lufthansa-aan-orders-voor-airbus/10228647.html Now we see why you don't want to give politicians too much to say. maybe t...