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by RoMax
14 Jan 2018, 16:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Niki suspends operations, restarts as LaudaMotion, rebranded as Lauda
Replies: 112
Views: 50399

Re: Niki suspends its operations

No matter the outcome, interesting period in European aviation with the whole Air Berlin and Alitalia take-over battles :p
by RoMax
13 Jan 2018, 21:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 33444

Re: Eurowings in 2018

Their A330's also only have a very small SunExpress sticker on the bottom of door L1 (and on some pictures there seems to be something next to door L2, more or less the location where SN has the 'flying from BRU' logo - but it's not visible on most, so maybe they changed that). So probably this A340...
by RoMax
12 Jan 2018, 22:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 33444

Re: Eurowings in 2018

LH's category of 'point-to-point' airlines (although that name doesn't make sense :p ) of EW+SN is now larger than for example SAS Group and around the size of Norwegian (full group) in terms of passenger numbers. That's indeed quite amazing when comparing that with just 1-2 years ago. And that's wi...
by RoMax
11 Jan 2018, 21:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 231
Views: 68123

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

North America was due to Toronto (-1 weekly flight because of an upgrade on Mumbai to 6 weekly) and Middle East because SN did a better job in managing capacity vs demand on TLV (a slightly negative effect on total pax, but overall a better performance).
by RoMax
10 Jan 2018, 23:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 219
Views: 62586

Re: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines

Can and will it ever be solved then? I think it is not only an issue of old Sabena debts. There are also the EU sanctions against Russia after the annexation of Crimea and the counter-sanctions by Russia. Eventually, the tempers will cool down and a solution will be found. Money can alleviate a lot...
by RoMax
10 Jan 2018, 21:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247431

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

In the January issue of B-Inspired Bernard Gustin states in his welcome word: "... (in 2018) we also will offer increased flight frequencies to our existing African destinations ..." In the same article, Bernard Gustin mentions "new aircraft interiors, with better seats.."(sorry, I don't remember t...
by RoMax
10 Jan 2018, 18:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 219
Views: 62586

Re: BRU Summer 2018: news, new routes, airlines

I think they can not have code share since they have to fly over Russian airspace ... What does the flight routing has to do with a possible codeshare yes or no ? they're already codesharing the Beijing with them Codeshares are (or can be) also subject to the traffic rights and in this case the tra...
by RoMax
09 Jan 2018, 21:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 123
Views: 29340

Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

2016 figures PAX from MANCHESTER to AMS : 1.013.000 BRU : not Top 20 BIRMINGHAM to AMS : 631.000 BRU : 133.000 HAMBURG to AMS : 250.000 BRU : 89.000 Or you said KIGALI to AMS : 145.754 BRU : 57.067 ( !!! ) And what should we take away from these statistics? You're comparing a mid-sized airport with...
by RoMax
09 Jan 2018, 08:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 123
Views: 29340

Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

And they should leave Mikonos, Corfou to Tui. That is my idea. Give me 1 good reason why they should do that... What business or transfer markets would you serve on those Saturday afternoons for example? A period when the majority of the fleet used to be doing not much in the past has been already ...
by RoMax
09 Jan 2018, 00:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 123
Views: 29340

Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Now there is a super HUB airport, but SN prefers to fly to Corfu,Sharm al Sheikh etc. Connecting Business destinations is what brings money. And volume. Not cheap 'Sunny destinations' . Do you have any clue what you are saying actually? 1. SN is not choosing for cheap sunny destinations 'instead of...
by RoMax
08 Jan 2018, 23:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 123
Views: 29340

Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

You have to multiply the full transfer pax number by 2, only transit pax are counted only once as they don't take 2 seperate flights. So that's a bit more than 4.5mio in 2017 vs almost 6.5mio at VIE. Still less, but that's exactly my point here quite often that VIE is a bigger 'hub' than BRU althoug...
by RoMax
31 Dec 2017, 10:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 247431

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Do they fly to Dar es Salam as the article says???? Is it not a typo or a misunderstanding from a journalist that don't know Marsa Alam HEMA/RMF in Egypt ? The sentence is about Thomas Cook destinations like Sharm El Sheikh. Indeed, he probably didn't understand well and doesn't know Marsa Alam... ...
by RoMax
26 Dec 2017, 14:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from Eurowings 2016-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 30728

Re: News from Eurowings 2016-2017

With one very big difference. Eurowings knew this was coming resulting from the Air Berlin bankruptcy and following transition period this winter season and started planning ahead. Customers are informed much better in advance, they don't have to be afraid to show up at the airport just to learn tha...
by RoMax
20 Dec 2017, 23:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2017
Replies: 396
Views: 98928

Re: VLM Airlines news 2017

Brussels Airport can't confirm. They don't know or they hide the information ? Even if Brussels Airport would know for sure (which I doubt, considering VLM's reputation), it's very unlikely they would disclose that information themselves. Route announcements are usually kept for the airline to anno...
by RoMax
19 Dec 2017, 23:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 614
Views: 205877

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

In terms of PAX BRU is bigger ( a little bit for sure :-) ) than VIE, no ? Yes, but that in itself doesn't say anything about the hub size of BRU vs. VIE, at BRU there is much more competition. The market share of OS at VIE is a lot bigger than SN's at BRU. I'm not sure about the market share when ...
by RoMax
19 Dec 2017, 22:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 614
Views: 205877

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

To my knowledge, AZ dropped NBO and JNB long ago, also LOS and ACC were dropped but more recently so ... NBO and JNB are planned to be relaunched in spring 2018, both 4/week with A330. To Middle-East they have more weight than VIE or ZRH to places like CAI, AMM, IKA, BEY, ALG, CMN, TUN , etc none o...
by RoMax
19 Dec 2017, 21:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 614
Views: 205877

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

I don't think VIE is a hub more than BRU .. In fact I think Bru has more future potential bcs it was insufficiently developped. If you compare the l/haul fleets, OS currently operate 11 W/bodies (6 B767-300 + 5 B777-200) while SN operate 10 w/bodies (4 A332 + 6 A333) ... So it all depends on the st...
by RoMax
15 Dec 2017, 22:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Niki suspends operations, restarts as LaudaMotion, rebranded as Lauda
Replies: 112
Views: 50399

Re: Niki stops its operations

Why doesn't LH try to acquire Niki via one of its foreign subsidiary airlines? I think that wouldn't violate the EU competition law. Even if legally possible, that will not give LHG the goodwill they need from the EU to get the rest of the deal approved. From the beginning it was clear that Niki wa...
by RoMax
11 Dec 2017, 21:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 614
Views: 205877

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Alitalia , together with the Italian Government, reportedly will sign an agreement on the sale of the carrier to Lufthansa by 19 December 2017 for about US$353 million. The fleet of 120 aeroplanes is expected to be reduced to just over half. Lufthansa should only acquire the operational unit of Ali...
by RoMax
02 Dec 2017, 13:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The integration of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium into SN
Replies: 67
Views: 14483

Re: The integration of Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium into SN

It's definitely not a mistake, just like Kalamata, Zadar will be a new seasonal destination which is not a 1-to-1 take-over from HQ. I don't know myself however if it is the direct result of the cooperation with Thomas Cook or because of another touroperator (or multiple) as Thomas Cook is definitel...