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by b720
27 Oct 2018, 12:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 224
Views: 13839

Re: 25-26-27/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

As a pilot i land quite often in BRU and my company is using aviapartner as well. We see so many times, when on blocks even, we really have to wait for them to show up to take care of everything, causing delays ofcourse. There is simply a lack of staff (like swissport as well) and they really have ...
by b720
24 Oct 2018, 12:33
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Security alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Security alignment

Or even in some Middle-Eastern countries: go through X-ray when arriving... probably to detect weapons from European terrorists ;-) Customs. Mostly looking for drugs or un prescribed meds Illegal items or goods that need to be declared and taxed. Most European airports use them as well but randomly...
by b720
01 Oct 2018, 20:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 194
Views: 114894

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

Or SN evening flight to NYC
by b720
27 Sep 2018, 11:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1409
Views: 308031

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

On the phone.. and smoking as Well.
On a rainy day ;-)
by b720
27 Sep 2018, 10:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1409
Views: 308031

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Oh my! Someone’s gonna get hurt!
I assume that the path is dark at night?
by b720
26 Sep 2018, 16:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Can Belgian airlines be successful ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2351

Re: Can Belgian airlines be successful ?

I believe that the local market is low yielding. Can not compare to the German or swiss markets when it comes to business travel. Another problem is the size of the country. CDG, DUS, AMS, even LHR etc are all very close giving the local market lots of Options. Even attracting connecting pax a local...
by b720
26 Sep 2018, 14:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1409
Views: 308031

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

The airport has the same problems as traffic in general: it's a risk planning to get there by car because you might be stuck in traffic, it's a risk getting there by train because there might be cancellations, strikes or other delays. The reason why one would still prefer the car is because it give...
by b720
21 Sep 2018, 14:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 282415

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

TLspotting wrote:
21 Sep 2018, 13:36
Simply unbelievable...
I think that the whole project from CRL was foomed from the beginning. They were really unlucky with cathay
Beating them with launching HKG from BRU. I do not believe that the market is large enough for both airliners..
by b720
20 Sep 2018, 09:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 231236

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I think it honestly makes no sense to try to compete on the Asian market with just 1 route and not even every day... thats a waste.... certainly makes more sense to expand Africa and hopefully at some point North America... Personally I would have tried to make a deal with Air India that would allo...
by b720
08 Sep 2018, 15:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 231236

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

It s not bad.. why 2 transfers? They are flying nonstop to Addis from most of their destinations out of Europe.. even BRU to Addis is direct on some days.. airport in Addis is not fantastic but one flies state of the art aircraft, service on board is excellent.. prices are really really reasonable.....
by b720
08 Sep 2018, 12:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 231236

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Even if it's never too late in the aviation market, the arrival of PF at BRU indicates that it's a missed opportunity for the LH management, UA and SN. As for EWR early evening flight than for BOS. Probably, in 2019 and beyond, SN should keep flying daily on JFK with it's own metal as JFK is not a ...
by b720
08 Sep 2018, 12:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 16027

Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines

Aeroflot adds one daily flight to Moscow and will fly thrice-daily to Sheremetyevo from Winter 2018-2019. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/aeroflot/aeroflot-thrice-daily-between-moscow-and-brussels/ Brussels Airlines remains at one daily flight to Domodedovo. A missed opportunity? A few years ago...
by b720
07 Sep 2018, 12:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 194
Views: 114894

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

I am sure that there is a market for early evening NYC Flight out of BRU. We work s lot with NYC and most of our clients visiting take the evening to EWR via ZRH they would be delighted to fly out direct at around 18:00 a 19:00 from BRU. And that flight is excellent for those suffering from jetlag. ...
by b720
21 Aug 2018, 19:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: [Cancelled] Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019
Replies: 102
Views: 12347

Re: Primera Air to launch three U.S. routes from Brussels in 2019

SN should have started NYC (JFK or EWR)evening flights a while ago..
Yet another lost opportunity..
by b720
21 Jul 2018, 22:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 129
Views: 17689

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

VLM could not make that route work, nor could Chalair..
by b720
05 Jun 2018, 21:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 282415

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

@acid-drop: I can see you are not living near Brussels.It takes much more than 30 min to drive fromCRL to Brussels and yes they visit Brussels, they buy chocolats and visit the Grand Place and they go to the next country!time is money for them, so forget about CRL for most of them! gtz paul PS: my ...
by b720
03 Jun 2018, 21:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 538
Views: 145727

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

jan_olieslagers wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 20:58
Could they find a better way to make fools of themselves? Is this really their first concern? Bah bah BAH!
They want to go down in style!!
by b720
01 Jun 2018, 11:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 16027

Re: BRU Winter 2018-19: news, new routes, airlines

lumumba wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 11:25
I was wondering the same about Kiev this is not enough to attract Business pax the yield will be low!
I agree, especially that the country has been going through an acute political and economie crisis.
by b720
13 May 2018, 09:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from Emirates (EK/UAE) 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4170

Re: News from Emirates (EK/UAE) 2018

I agree.. their service is not What it used to be.. on the other hand they connect the world, and that s true. Life in Dubai is not easy, very restricted (if one compares to life in Western Europe) and very expensive, especially if one has a family and children of school age.. I think that in the du...