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by airazurxtror
06 Nov 2015, 18:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2014-2015
Replies: 343
Views: 79463

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports

The Lufthnasa flight attendants' union UFO initial stoppage began at 1300 GMT on Friday and affected flights to and from the airports of Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. The union announced a second, much-longer walkout on Saturday to turn the heat up on management.Saturday's stoppage would also hit Frankf...
by airazurxtror
06 Nov 2015, 17:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Draft proposal of aviation law to settle problems at BRU
Replies: 16
Views: 2236

Re: Draft proposal of aviation law to settle problems at BRU

Whenever moving to a location close to an airport, I don't particularly enjoy this kind of discussion either, but I wish to point out that the airport traffic noise is annoying not only those living close to it, but also a number of people living much farther away. The center of Brussels is some tw...
by airazurxtror
06 Nov 2015, 16:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 373
Views: 107982

Re: Trivia 2015 (miscellaneous news)

IAG has made Alex Cruz, the boss of budget subsidiary carrier Vueling, the new chief executive of British Airways. Cruz will replace Keith Williams as chairman and chief executive of British Airways, who is set to retire next April. The consensus at IAG is that Cruz has done a good job at Barcelona-...
by airazurxtror
06 Nov 2015, 10:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: easyJet in 2015
Replies: 69
Views: 25906

Re: easyJet in 2015

Month ending October 2015 / Change on October 2014 Passengers : 6,398,796 / + 9.7% Load Factor : 93.3% /+ 2.5pp Rolling 12 months ending October 2015 Passengers : 69,193,476 / +6.3% Load Factor : 91.7% / +1.0pp easyJet’s full year profit before tax guidance continues to be within a range of £675 mil...
by airazurxtror
05 Nov 2015, 17:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

Ryanair’s share price has more than doubled since January 2014 when it began a concerted effort to improve customer service by giving passengers the ability to choose seats and building a new, more user-friendly website. O’Leary, 54, has a 3.8 percent stake in Ryanair, which closed at a record high ...
by airazurxtror
05 Nov 2015, 17:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2014-2015
Replies: 343
Views: 79463

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports

German cabin crew union UFO said it would publish details on its planned strike at airline Lufthansa on Friday morning, after last-ditch talks failed on Thursday. "There is no option anymore to avert tomorrow's strike," Nicoley Baublies, head of the UFO union, said in a statement on Thursday. UFO sa...
by airazurxtror
04 Nov 2015, 19:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Metrojet Airbus A321 - Kolavia EI-ETJ: plane crash Egypt
Replies: 74
Views: 18795

Re: Metrojet Airbus A321 - Kolavia EI-ETJ: plane crash Egypt

A British government spokeswoman said: "While the investigation is still ongoing we cannot say categorically why the Russian jet crashed. But as more information has come to light we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device. "In light of this, and a...
by airazurxtror
04 Nov 2015, 17:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Wizz Air in 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 8396

Re: Wizz Air in 2015

Wizz reported first half net profit of €205.9million, up 34 per cent on the same stage last year, and is sticking to its guidance for full year underlying net profit in the range of €190million to €200million. First half passenger numbers increased by 20.4 per cent to 10.7 million, Wizz said, adding...
by airazurxtror
04 Nov 2015, 11:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

Ryanair today (4 Nov) released traffic statistics for October as follows: • Traffic grew 15% to 9.68m customers. • Load factor rose 5% points to 94%. • Rolling annual traffic to Oct grew 17% to 98.6m customers. - See more at: http://corporate.ryanair.com/news/news/151104-oct-traffic-grows-15-to-9-68...
by airazurxtror
04 Nov 2015, 10:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

Ryanair has fired the second salvo of its winter fare offensive, offering one million seats for sale on over 400 routes. The €15 seats are available to book on the airline's website until midnight on Thursday, November 5. The sale travel period is from November to March 2016. It comes less than a we...
by airazurxtror
04 Nov 2015, 09:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: FedEx buys TNT
Replies: 75
Views: 20182

Re: FedEx buys TNT

Belgian maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), which is a 51% shareholder in Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group, has registered an interest in taking on TNT Express’ airline activities. TNT Express is being acquired by FedEx and, if the deal succeeds, TNT’s European airline operations will have...
by airazurxtror
04 Nov 2015, 09:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Wizz Air in 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 8396

Re: Wizz Air in 2015

Wizz Air’s shareholders have approved the proposed purchase of 110 Airbus A321neos from Airbus during a general meeting held on Nov. 3. Wizz Air signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the aircraft at the Paris Air Show in June and finalized the order in September. “We welcome the approval of...
by airazurxtror
03 Nov 2015, 21:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

not by FR like you say, but very much by SN's new commercial approach, go figure! BTW, U2 isn't the only one which has lost its insatiable appetite for BRU because of it. ;) Ryanair has some 250 aircraft on order, and 100 more on option (not just a dozen of second-hand aircraft). We'll see how many...
by airazurxtror
03 Nov 2015, 20:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

The comparison between Ryanair and Wizz Air is meaningless, as they are not on the same markets : Wizz Air is primarily eastern Europe, Ryanair western Europe. On the few routes where they are in competition, they have more or less the same fares. EasyJet fares are, on the whole, higher than Ryanair...
by airazurxtror
03 Nov 2015, 15:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

I am sorry I asked a question whose answer is readily available in http://investor.ryanair.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/H1-Results-FY16-Presentation.pdf Average fares : Ryanair* €47 Wizz* €60 Norwegian €81 easyJet €84 Air Berlin €120 Lufthansa €230 IAG €231 Air France / KLM €253 Avg Competitor Far...
by airazurxtror
03 Nov 2015, 12:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2014-2015
Replies: 343
Views: 79463

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports

Passengers travelling with Lufthansa face disruption after cabin crew threatened a week of strikes starting Friday (November 6). The UFO union said action will run until November 13 unless a fresh set of demands on retirement and pension benefits is met. Head of the union Nicoley Baublies said Lufth...
by airazurxtror
03 Nov 2015, 12:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

Yet at 105 euro for a return ticket on average, it certainly is inconvenient but not less true to say the 'ultra' has somehow disappreared from their DNA and even the 'Low' is being written in pretty small print these days. It's all a matter of comparing : what is the average price of a return tick...
by airazurxtror
02 Nov 2015, 16:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416170

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Why this mystery ?
Have new aircraft been ordered by Brussels Airlines, or not ?
Or will they all be old second-hand aircraft ?
by airazurxtror
02 Nov 2015, 14:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

An interesting element which you haven't posted yet: average return fares for a short haul flight with ryanair now stand at well over 100 euro for a seat alone, up vs the previous reporting period once again. They certainly do talk a lot about a price war, but meanwhile the phenomenon of a narrowin...
by airazurxtror
02 Nov 2015, 12:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196250

Re: Ryanair in 2015

RYANAIR BOSS MICHAEL O’Leary is hoping for a ‘price war’ with rival airlines over the traditionally quiet winter months. O’Leary told Bloomberg Ryanair was ditching its previous strategy of grounding aircraft in winter and instead increase its routes and cutting prices. “What’s going to drive our gr...