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by JOVAN
23 Apr 2007, 21:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways event at Brussels Airport on 2 May
Replies: 240
Views: 43503

If there is 1 economic sector in which national interests should not play a role, it is the airline industry. We must get rid of this silly idea that every country in Europe should have its own airline, that is simply something that will disappear in the not too distant future. I do not care which a...
by JOVAN
22 Apr 2007, 22:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17153

Don't forget that contrary to 2001 when aviation wordwide was in a slump and pilots were not in high demand (quite on the contrary), 2007 sees aviation BOOMING like crazy and pilots are much needed... If the grass is so green on the other side, what are you waiting for to go ?? Go quickly, and stop...
by JOVAN
22 Apr 2007, 21:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17153

My mistake... 200h per year of course An average pilot will lose from 200 to 400€ a month with the merge, so Management proposed to increase the perdiems with 1€ / hour An average pilot who was flying 60h a month will have to fly at least 75h to get the same amount Well NOT even! We will indeed loo...
by JOVAN
22 Apr 2007, 17:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ? Part II
Replies: 149
Views: 17153

Cagliari, Palermo, Catania, Faro,... this are purely touristic destinations where an airline like SN does not belong. There are so many business centers where they should concentrate on. I never understood how they started and soon stopped again Glasgow. Are there no preliminary studies done ? Then ...
by JOVAN
21 Apr 2007, 13:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines Part II [double topic]
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Troubles at Brussels Airlines Part II [double topic]

As a frequent flyer and an occasional customer of BruAir I promise you that I will never never fly this airline again in case they strike. Once the Highspeed trains to Amsterdam & Frankfurt will be fully operational, I will also be happy to say adieu to Bru Airport. This total lack of consideration ...
by JOVAN
17 Apr 2007, 18:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: What are the news on Camair..?
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

The above comments by Beaucaire and sn-remember are so correct. Is there one other country in this part of Europe with such a lack of vision, lack of leadership, lack of national pride as Belgium. No public or semi- public company in Belgium can withstand a comparison with its counterpart in another...
by JOVAN
01 Apr 2007, 21:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Connexus air? New Belgian Cargo Carrier?
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Look at Liège Airport website. Organizational chart. Board of Directors. Half of the Directors are politicians (mayor, chef de cabinet, JH, .. ) and 2 or 3 French guys, posted there to watch things collapse financially and then take it over from Walloon government for " an apple and an egg" Poor Wal...
by JOVAN
31 Mar 2007, 21:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Connexus air? New Belgian Cargo Carrier?
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

This man is a complete disaster. At TNT they are still drinking champagne after so many years as they really cannot believe how easy it was to get almost everything they wanted from the Walloon government. (= J.H.) Liege Airport is a Jewel which is completely mismanaged. Complete lack of management....
by JOVAN
26 Mar 2007, 21:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines is looking for flights from Charleroi.
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

TAC's decision would be wise. Indeed BRU is too expensive, does not offer appropriate services to airlines, passenger and shopkeepers. The articler does not mention the possible noise-fines they may have d Either you have a fantastic exclusive product and you get a premium, or you have a mediocre on...
by JOVAN
22 Mar 2007, 23:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels airport: monthly figures 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 9848

DannyVDB, I suppose that the big infrastructure at BRU is built with the idea to have a return on investment, to create jobs, generate business. Well, it clearly does not work. Except a few hours in the morning and in the evening, there is NO activity , only emptiness; The shopkeepers complain, shop...
by JOVAN
21 Mar 2007, 14:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels airport: monthly figures 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 9848

I know what I talk about as a very frequent traveller. So as a user, a "customer", I find the product offered by SN and BRU very mediocre and lacking even a minimum of ambition. Maybe you work at the airport and you find yourself doing a good job. And you are very proud to receive an award. In compa...
by JOVAN
20 Mar 2007, 22:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels airport: monthly figures 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 9848

BRU is a stagnant market. No efforts are done to attract tourists. It is a market for business people, eurocrats,.. Some traffic in the morning and in the evening. That's it. No world class airlines like SQ, CX, EK, JL, .. (Some AA, DL,..) 9W,Etihad come for the easy slots, to start up some lines......
by JOVAN
20 Mar 2007, 21:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels airport: monthly figures 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 9848

Poor results. Still progress but so slow. BRU has the perfect lay-out AND potential to be an important intra-Schengen and Schengen-NonSchengen hub. But there is a weak home-carrier, no long term vision,... My guess: Etihad, Ethiopian, Hainan, US Airways will be gone within 2 years. SN is losing grou...
by JOVAN
15 Feb 2007, 22:14
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Brussels Airport safety measures
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Look at Google "veiligheidsmaatregelen zaventem" to get some info. Plenty of articles. The airport security at BRU is expensive, un-efficient, slow, un-friendly... As usual the Security people consider themselves as very special, above the crowds, untouchable, very intelligent... And what a fun to p...
by JOVAN
11 Feb 2007, 20:34
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Brussels Airport safety measures
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Stupid answer from 744rules.

Look at BRU Website under B2B > Airport Security.

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We pay almost 25 EUR per ticket for our Security , so can we talk about it ?
by JOVAN
11 Feb 2007, 11:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport considering low cost terminal
Replies: 55
Views: 10579

The main objective should be to fill Pier B with more flights and destinations. Now there is only some activity in the morning. An easy an short transfer from B to A and vise versa is perfectly possible by (re-)organizing the interim remote lounge at B, and building similar lounge at A. Now there is...
by JOVAN
31 Jan 2007, 17:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport: figures per month for 2006
Replies: 72
Views: 10280

VIE is fine but not busy. Rather take Zurich or Copenhagen, where they show respect for the passenger. Or Dubai, perfect for Transit (not for departing because long queues for check in with EK) The best airport I have ever seen: Atlanta: 4 paralel concourses connected by 'skytrain', quick connection...
by JOVAN
30 Jan 2007, 19:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport: figures per month for 2006
Replies: 72
Views: 10280

Brussels Airport Figures per Month 2006

In the last year of Sabena (2001) they transported something like 10 million passengers. One of the (SR) policies was to make BRU a hub, with 3 or 5 connections daily to all important European business-cities. 5 waves a day with thousands of transit passengers going in all directions via BRU. The pr...
by JOVAN
20 Jan 2007, 22:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport: figures per month for 2006
Replies: 72
Views: 10280

Let us be honest and admit that Brussels Airport is still far behind all competitors. As a frequent flyer , I am always surprised how poorly they do in organizing Check-In and Security. Go and see any day (but especially Mondays) at 06.00 how long is the queu for Check in at Virgin, SN, LH... Then t...