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by MHG
16 Jul 2020, 09:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376497

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

So it looks like Belgium is offering Lufthansa version after version of a deal and Lufthansa is not taking any, only complaining about it through Vranckx and their PR people that the deal has to be structurally the same as the other deals, etc..., while Austria got a better deal. The Belgian govern...
by MHG
11 Jul 2020, 05:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376497

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

So what was the situation in Zurich? Do you expect the Swiss to have less ressources, or as their experience with Lufthansa to good and successfull? My mistake. Had my comment edited a few times and thought I had the "Zürich" deleted from the final context ... The government in Vienna certainly has...
by MHG
10 Jul 2020, 07:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376497

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Makes me wonder if the government is willing (and able) to set up a new carrier if LH is serious this time.

I suspect LH does underestimate the Belgian government ...
... and the government in Brussels is likely not in the same situation as in Vienna and Zürich.
by MHG
06 Jul 2019, 06:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 80175

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

There is a Possibility that both would start serving the route simultanously but it´s not too likely IMHO. We don´t know what the "big players" in the background have in mind and how much support Air Antwerp and Sun Air will get from KL/WX or BA respectively. I don´t see both carriers operating the ...
by MHG
02 Jul 2019, 19:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 80175

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

It is rather surprising considering that KLM and City Jet are involved. Both carriers are experienced and certainly know all requirements ... Maybe the Belgian authorities are a "bit slow". Just thinking - I´m not blaming them since we don´t know how limted their staff resources in the relevant depa...
by MHG
20 May 2019, 19:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 80175

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Weird, maybe they are late to load the flights in their booking system? (hoping) Don´t think so. BE is still underway in its restructuring and that route is not the last one to go for sure. They likely have set a comparably high threshold (for keeping a route) where ANR-LGW just doesn´t perform as ...
by MHG
20 May 2019, 19:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 80175

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Weird, maybe they are late to load the flights in their booking system? (hoping) Don´t think so. BE is still underway in its restructuring and that route is not the last one to go for sure. They likely have set a comparably high threshold (for keeping a route) where ANR-LGW just doesn´t perform as ...
by MHG
14 Mar 2019, 16:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 199551

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

"Who would have guessed that outcome" :roll: By - once again - cancelling their flights to HKG they have lost that tiny little bit of credibility that was left. Even if they'd eventually make another attempt I would not consider booking them. Period. When Mrs MHG and I fly to Asia we always go via H...
by MHG
16 Feb 2019, 09:41
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2019 ?
Replies: 112
Views: 114849

Re: Where will you fly in 2019 ?

feb 24 AMS-CDG AF8241 (= KL1245) B73G
feb 24 CDG-FRA AF1018 A318

apr 19 FRA-BHX LH952 A319
apr 22 BHX-FRA LH957 A321
by MHG
16 Feb 2019, 09:34
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Some recent SkyTeam experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 9116

Re: Some recent SkyTeam experiences

Having to wait in a freezing railway station is a big no-no for me, too. But - who asked you to wait at the railway station all the time rather than spending at least the major part of the waiting time in the terminal ? Despite there are very few seating possibilities @ CDG in any terminal it´s stil...
by MHG
16 Feb 2019, 09:06
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Lufthansa is trying to sue passengers for skiplagging
Replies: 21
Views: 15456

Re: Lufthansa is trying to sue passengers for skiplagging

There is much more to it than visible at first sight - and communicated in most media. In that particular case it was easy for LH to have proof of the passenger intentionally skipping the last leg. That passenger had booked a corresponding one-way ticket with LH on a separate booking for FRA-TXL fit...
by MHG
10 Nov 2018, 10:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 80175

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Maybe Chalair? I flew them numerous times to GVA From ANR .. excellent flights But were almost always empty. I guess that they lost a lot of money operating out of ANR. Maybe LCY Will bring them back? Unlikely because their aircraft are too small (Beech1900D / max. 19 seats) for the ANR-LCY market....
by MHG
10 Nov 2018, 08:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 80175

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Could the DO328J be seen in ANR soon? I guess the DO328Jet is faster that the ATR72 and that could explain the flight time... Only in case Sun Air decides to tap into ANR market ... At least their recently started domestic flights from FDH (Friedrichshafen/Germany) are operated by their Do328-300 (...
by MHG
04 Nov 2018, 19:51
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: What to do if my Lufthansa flight is cancelled ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1858

Re: What to do if my Lufthansa flight is cancelled ?

As a follow up - how did it turn out ?
Everything went smoothe ?
If not we´re happy to get a report how things went ...
by MHG
14 Jan 2018, 08:55
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2018 ?
Replies: 149
Views: 88755

Re: Where will you fly in 2018 ?

Just booked: 19/05/18 FRA-HEL AY A320 19/05/18 HEL-HKG AY A350 10/06/18 HKG-HEL AY A350 10/06/18 HEL-FRA AY A319 Paid: 590,-€ all-incl. Air Belgium would have been under consideration if ... Finally I have booked all corresponding flights: 23/05/18 HKG-SIN 3K 698 A320 25/05/18 SIN-CEB Z2 7237 A320 ...
by MHG
10 Dec 2017, 07:39
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2018 ?
Replies: 149
Views: 88755

Re: Where will you fly in 2018 ?

Just booked:

19/05/18 FRA-HEL AY A320
19/05/18 HEL-HKG AY A350
10/06/18 HKG-HEL AY A350
10/06/18 HEL-FRA AY A319
Paid: 590,-€ all-incl.
Air Belgium would have been under consideration if ...
by MHG
04 Sep 2017, 18:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 100327

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

cs100 wrote: 04 Sep 2017, 17:53 vlm airlines flight this morning at 10 o clock to clermont ferrand?????
http://antwerpairport.aero/
Why not ?

VLM will certainly do charter flights ...
by MHG
22 Jul 2017, 23:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 100327

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

Ostair and sabena youngster: thank you very much for the information! We have added a little article on this news! https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm-airlines/flying-again-operating-flights-for-fly-tour-operator-balkan-express-italy/ Just for the record ... In the news article you copied "Zara"...
by MHG
22 Jul 2017, 22:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 100327

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

2 vlm aircraft will be stationed in italy salerno for 2.5 months flying charter i thought oo-vln and oo-vli Here is more info Ostair and sabena youngster: thank you very much for the information! We have added a little article on this news! https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm-airlines/flying-aga...
by MHG
06 Mar 2017, 20:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 100327

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

Oostende-Amsterdam and Antwerp-Rotterdam? What a joke! OST-AMS-OST might make some sense as an in-house feeder for their long haul flights. And ANR-RTM point-to-point would really be a joke unless they target RTM customers to go via ANR. My estimate is that RTM-ANR will not be viable even as a feed...