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by Sabena320
12 Feb 2019, 00:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 8881

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Bit touchy? Im wel aware of how connecting traffic works. However a large part of SN’s operation is ex-Thomas cook flights, exactly the same kind of operations TUI does. There is no reason why an effort shouldnt be made to get those people on their holiday on time, therefore my statement: cancellin...
by Sabena320
18 Jan 2018, 20:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 223556

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Anyone knows why SN is still hiring contract pilots through contractair? I thought some SN management pilots on here claimed it was only temporary to accommodate Avro to Airbus type ratings? Because they still have a shortage of pilots for upcoming summer season, positions they cannot fill from the...
by Sabena320
13 Jan 2018, 16:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 219
Views: 57825

Re: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines

The EK evening flight often has light loads, so I'm not sure that they will keep the 2 daily flights once they start with the A380, but we'll see...
by Sabena320
19 Nov 2017, 19:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU: B787 versus A350
Replies: 17
Views: 2566

Re: BRU: B787 versus A350

AC is B788 as well ;)
by Sabena320
15 Oct 2017, 12:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017
Replies: 94
Views: 21694

Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

rwandan-flyer wrote:
17 Sep 2017, 08:22
Hi

Anynone has infos about load factor between Brussels and Kigali ?
Very poor. At the moment KGL-BRU around 5-10%. KGL-LGW around 15%. LF from BRU to KGL is between 0 and 3%.

Flights are in fact almost empty with none or very few passengers boarding in BRU.
by Sabena320
24 Aug 2017, 15:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3666
Views: 1129017

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

I think the chances of SN deploying A321's to Africa, except for maybe a single route, are slim. These aircraft simply don't have enough payload capacity for luggage and cargo load together. If they add A321's to their fleet it would probably be for high loadfactor routes as to the Canary Islands, B...
by Sabena320
08 Aug 2017, 18:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017
Replies: 94
Views: 21694

Re: RwandAir to fly to Brussels from July 2017

Information has also been confirmed by APG Air Agencies, the representation for RwandAir in the Benelux.
by Sabena320
02 Nov 2016, 20:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2017: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 258
Views: 79435

Re: BRU Summer 2017: news, new routes, airlines

In summer Icelandair has a turnaround of 70 min and with current winter schedule it's 65 min. If delayed they still take into account 60 min for the turnaround. Although Icelandair doesn't have more pax on its B757 than WOW Air in its A321, they often transport tons of fish as cargo which takes quit...
by Sabena320
07 Sep 2016, 11:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium: a rebirth?
Replies: 560
Views: 184092

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

From what I heard a few days ago is that the contract with I-Fly was indeed going to end and Air Belgium would take over that contract. So this news seems to confirm that, hopefully...
by Sabena320
17 Jun 2016, 14:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' punctuality
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

Re: Brussels Airlines' punctuality

Their operational execution of their flights is terrible in general. There are many structural reasons why flights leave with delay every day again, and nothing is being done about it. For May a huge impact was the transition from an old check-in and flight management system (system where pax are bo...
by Sabena320
19 May 2016, 14:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EgyptAir Flight MS804 CDG-CAI disappears above the Mediterranean
Replies: 78
Views: 21740

Re: EgyptAir Flight MS804 CDG-CAI disappears above the Mediterranean

Security officers on board are quite standard at MS, at least on the BRU routes.
by Sabena320
31 Mar 2016, 03:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Terror attacks: explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport!
Replies: 447
Views: 63499

Re: Terror attacks: explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport!

I can give you an example of another loophole that had been around for 20 years. The only reason I'm giving the example now is because it has finally been solved with the opening of the second part of connector Indeed one of them, sadly enough there are still some left... One of them being so obvio...
by Sabena320
29 Mar 2016, 22:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1402
Views: 226911

Re: Re-opening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

I think the main reason for the traffic jam is that every car entering the airport has to be checked, and a roundabout is not the most convenient spot...
by Sabena320
25 Oct 2015, 12:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 455
Views: 116481

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels?

brusselsairlinesfan wrote: À Long Time rumour ...
True, but it has never been so imminent... ;)
by Sabena320
19 Feb 2015, 10:43
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/02/2015
Replies: 9
Views: 3020

Re: BRU 19/02/2015

Nordwind departure at 0105 tonight has been cancelled already for a few days, so I guess in the end the inbound flight is cancelled as well. A pity, it was the nicest one of the two.
by Sabena320
17 Feb 2015, 23:06
Forum: Airport & aviation Jobs/Employment/Career
Topic: Student Job (-18) airport/airline/aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 7713

Re: Student Job (-18) airport/airline/aviation

There are quite some opportunities as student (if aged 18+) at Brussels Airport. One of the nicest jobs for students is loading of aircraft. You're outside the whole time, on the apron, inside aircraft and between them. Quite impressive when you're standing for the first time next to a B773 ;) I mys...
by Sabena320
16 Jan 2015, 13:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Terror alert in Belgium, consequences for BRU
Replies: 8
Views: 2477

Re: Terror alert in Belgium, consequences for BRU

I don't think they will suddenly solve their security leaks. At best we'll see more visible 'security' so that it at least looks like that they are dealing with it.
by Sabena320
30 Oct 2014, 12:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015
Replies: 401
Views: 102405

Re: VLM Airlines bought by management, buys SSJ100 aircraft

The LR and the base SSJ-100-95 have the same fuel capacity. The LR has an increased MTOW allowing it to take more fuel without severe payload restrictions thus increasing the range of the type.
by Sabena320
22 Sep 2014, 17:47
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 23/09/2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: BRU 23/09/2014

arr 20:15 VOE9322 B717
by Sabena320
31 Jul 2014, 15:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Another Malaysia Airlines incident...
Replies: 11
Views: 3921

Re: Another Malaysia Airlines incident...

Of course they do, that's what their job is about: making as many news items out of nothing...