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by Conti764
24 Dec 2008, 15:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia puts aircrafts for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 2319

Re: Alitalia puts aircrafts for sale

Slightly offtopic, but with the Boeing delays, when is JAF expecting to receive their brand new Dreamliner? And will it replace one of the 767's or just be an expansion?
by Conti764
24 Dec 2008, 13:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia puts aircrafts for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 2319

Re: Alitalia puts aircrafts for sale

Outsync wrote:Reg will be OO-JAP and comes from JAL.
Are you sure? It's a funny registration, subtle humor or a coincidence?
by Conti764
23 Dec 2008, 18:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: First THY B777 painted
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Re: First THY B777 painted

Strange to see the Indian flag on the Turkish flag carrier ;)
by Conti764
20 Dec 2008, 20:02
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

This is quite simplistic and rather demagogic explanation my dear Conti :roll: The truth is that KL was unwilling to bring the cash needed by SN, so the cooperation proposal (which was not a merging or a take over) was very quickly abandoned (as was the BA cooperation proposal a short while before,...
by Conti764
20 Dec 2008, 12:57
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

Who tells Brussels Airlines wants to deserve the name Sabena ? An airline that was never profitable, and with a management that had illegal bank accounts on some nice islands, with strikes every couple of months. No thank you! Again, Brussels Airlines is only marginally profitable thanks to their A...
by Conti764
20 Dec 2008, 12:39
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

But let me put it this way, if we chose the name Sabena in 2006, would you feel different about Sabena ? At the start, many people will still see Sabena as the company that once went defunct, that's quite logical. Some might even recall the only average service on their European flights and those f...
by Conti764
19 Dec 2008, 16:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking news: end of nightflights at BRU during weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 3002

Re: Breaking news: end of nightflights at BRU during weekend

Accept charters, does this influence regular carriers at BRU? I guess Aeroflot will have to adjust it's departure time at the airport, but besides them?
by Conti764
19 Dec 2008, 12:15
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

However, history shows that other companies with big names never made it back: TWA, Pan Am (I believe this one tried to come back but that was not quite a hit). It's different, they were almost immediately bought by competitors. TWA by AA, PanAm by Delta. Pan American Airways was tried again in 199...
by Conti764
19 Dec 2008, 12:09
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

Indeed Sabena was something special, but if you are realistic, you know that the Sabena we know, will never return. The Sabena you people love, can never be the Sabena that could return, even not with Lufthansa. Why not? Because Sabena was everything: -ground handling -technics -catering -academy N...
by Conti764
19 Dec 2008, 11:56
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

SABENA stand for : S uch A B ad E xperience N ever A gain You really think this is an argument against the usage of the name ? When people fly Sabena to Africa (and the traffic is there, an will be bigger via Star Alliance), or in Europe and the service is good and Sabena can maintain this level of...
by Conti764
19 Dec 2008, 11:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Delta to start daily flights to Sydney
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: Delta to start daily flights to Sydney

Delta and other US carriers are becoming more aggressive internationally. They expect higher profits due to the lesser competition than they are experiencing in the US. Agreed. The growth plans for Continental here in Houston are nothing short of explosive on the INTL routes. They plan on launching...
by Conti764
18 Dec 2008, 19:27
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

Brussels Airlines is maybe not the most creative or the most beautiful name, it's a good name. The new logo is getting more and more known in Belgium and aviation in general. It would be stupid to restart all over again. Really? Brussels Airlines, but definitely the B-tail makes me think of a low c...
by Conti764
18 Dec 2008, 16:24
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Sabena or not...
Replies: 75
Views: 10654

Re: Sabena or not...

I would change the name to Sabena again, if that's legally possible. No matter how you look at this, it still is a stronger brand globally then Brussels Airlines. Sure, most people will still remind Sabena has gone defunct, and in Europe the company didn't have an all to good reputation, but given s...
by Conti764
18 Dec 2008, 16:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair wins case over Belgian airport aid
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Ryanair wins case over Belgian airport aid

GerryMcI2 wrote:
Conti764 wrote:but did I hear O'Leary say they could also fly to BRU while expanding at CRL?
What will he rename it to- Brussels Central? :)
What about Real Brussels Airport? ;)

Anyhow, there are plenty of passengers ending up at the wrong airport with Ryanair tickets each day.
by Conti764
17 Dec 2008, 21:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair wins case over Belgian airport aid
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: Ryanair wins case over Belgian airport aid

It was an item on the VTM news of 19h. I didn't really pay attention since I was visiting somebody, but did I hear O'Leary say they could also fly to BRU while expanding at CRL? Now that would be a surprise... :shock:
by Conti764
17 Dec 2008, 17:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71580

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

To my knowledge Sabena never had regular flights to HKG, except a temporary cargo codeshare with Air Hong Kong already many years ago. Moreover LH didn't commit themselves (yet) to boost flights to the Far East by own SN metal. Till now the focus remains on Africa. There was a far east destination ...
by Conti764
17 Dec 2008, 17:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71580

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

What would be the difference between BRU and CRL? The flights to BRU are doing well ->70% - 80% loadfactor. Star Alliance? Why wouldn't Air China offer what Hainan offers at BRU when they are in the same alliance as home carrier SN? Unlike Jet Airways, Hainan does not have a big operation at BRU so...
by Conti764
17 Dec 2008, 17:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71580

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

On thing is for sure, everybody could win if Hainan invest in CRL. A new bigger terminal would be profitable for european pax also, Belgium would have a very great alternative to BRU, Ryanair would make it one of its mega hub. More companies are likely to join the game... Great success for only 10 ...
by Conti764
17 Dec 2008, 17:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71580

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

SN becoming a high fares carrier under the German rule, LCC can thus come to BRU ? Why should they ? Costly airport, with frequent delays, mile long pier, frankly, it cannot compare with modern airports like CRL. Just good for easyJet (not an true LCC, incidentally) and the like. I wass talking abo...
by Conti764
16 Dec 2008, 18:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport: monthly figures 2008
Replies: 24
Views: 4898

Re: Brussels Airport: monthly figures 2008

NOVEMBER :arrow: MOVEMENTS Brussels airport registered 18.958 movements or a decrease of -15.09% when we compare this with the same month last year. We could read a lot of articles lately in the newspapers these days about this subject but they forgot to mention that we can see the same situation, ...