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by RoMax
21 Sep 2019, 20:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414959

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The decision of LH to replace old A330 by newer second hand A330 was long time ago taken. Now the situation is completely different... Oh yes the situation changed, the decision was taken end 2016/early 2017, since then the (structural) financial performance of SN only got worse. And not for reason...
by RoMax
21 Sep 2019, 19:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414959

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

There is a lot of criticism on SN which I understand, but 1 thing I really don't get, why everyone is so obsessed with the leisure network. The 2 simply complement each other with the very big majority of the flights being operated in off-peak times and periods for feeding and business traffic. Sure...
by RoMax
26 Aug 2019, 21:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3938
Views: 1405760

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

According to CS you have to make a profit first before you are entitled to new investments. Remember ? So far for the level playing field and for those who still believe what the guy says. Just a few remarks: - These A333's are (profitably) operated by SN under ACMI and contribute to a future more ...
by RoMax
21 Aug 2019, 08:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?
Replies: 110
Views: 104846

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance, Oneworld and Skyteam under one roof?

Flights coming from those so called one-stop-security countries allow transfer pax to go directly back up to the departures level of Pier B (so no security or passport check), if you connect onwards to non-Schengen you either just stay in Pier B or take the B to T bus transfer to T zone. Otherwise y...
by RoMax
15 Jul 2019, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 516
Views: 302520

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Boeing 737-8200 wil mean the 200 seat variant of the Boeing 737-8 MAX for Ryanair only Quite surprising that Southwest hasn't bought any yet... Because Southwest simply doesn't have very high density cabins. They are single class and with slim seats etc, but aside from that they are roomier in seat...
by RoMax
12 Jul 2019, 09:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 92
Views: 110354

Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Now that the EW episode is over (hopefully for good), ... And, btw, any financial/traffic figures released recently? The June and H1 traffic figures for the LH Group were published today. Brussels Airlines is still considered as part of the Eurowings Group and thus not allowed to publish its own tr...
by RoMax
20 Jun 2019, 21:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414959

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

If there were now 3 to 5 large Belgian investors who put 200 million on the table to buy back Brussels Airlines from Lufthansa, I think CS would soon sell his "lossmaking" subsidiary. What do you think? Why would they put 200 million on the table when they got only 2 million to sell 55% of the comp...
by RoMax
20 Jun 2019, 21:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1622
Views: 533638

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Another solution could be to open the satellite for charter and low cost flights for example would be less big investment. They'll first have to move several offices from the building and the connection between the terminal and the satelite has been cut for the current protocolservice. In the airpo...
by RoMax
12 May 2019, 18:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3938
Views: 1405760

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

I have an hypothesis (it's correct term ?) about the A330-300 SFB. Since her transfert to Brussels, SFB is planned almost always on the Toronto's route. Why not is a test in real size to know Eurowings colours in the Canada. OO-SFB has a former Cathay Pacific interior which consists of a small Busi...
by RoMax
12 May 2019, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414959

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I don't want to sound like a prophet of doom, but imho, no decision has yet been made on what will happen to the flights (aircraft and brand) to Africa, because if CS does not manage to get EW (including SN's European operations) out of the red, he will also integrate Brussels Airlines (brand) and ...
by RoMax
05 May 2019, 00:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 117704

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Good summary of the real situation but will anyone dare to tell CS? :lol: It was more as a reaction on the dramatic comments here of people that refuse to understand that also in a P2P focussed network strategy it's perfectly possible to offer connectivity, to codeshare with other airlines, etc. Th...
by RoMax
04 May 2019, 23:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 117704

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Does anyone realise the hypocrisy of their statements on the point-2-point vs. hub/network model? So an airline pursuing a P2P network strategy by definition ONLY carries pax from A to B, never A to B via C? So then a hub network strategy must mean that ALL pax fly A to B via C, right? Bullshit? Not...
by RoMax
20 Apr 2019, 02:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3938
Views: 1405760

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

SFD is (was?) supposed to enter ops this week with the new interior. That would make a total of 10, even without SFU and SFY. SFD will replace SFE or SFG, both already started operating with ex-SIA interior to ensure an 'on-time' phase-out of SFM/N/O, but were originally never intended to operate f...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 22:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 231
Views: 67540

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Well, it's true that the number of SN pax for the month can't possibly be 295000 (it was above 624000 last month)! It would be easy for LH/SN to prevent that confusion! :roll: Yes, it would be easy, but Lufthansa categorically refuses to do so. And since LH owns 100% of SN, the latter can only comp...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 13:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414959

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Is it still a result of the fuel contamination of last December at Kinshasa Airport ? Not that I know. Engines also need heavy maintenance once in a while, or quicker if detailed inspections reveal things that make it risky or too unsafe to continue operations with that engine. There are for the mo...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 13:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 231
Views: 67540

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

The number of pax, in %, during March was again the highest one for Brussels Airlines for the whole LH Group. SN saw in increase of more then 15%!!!!!! while Eurowings had a drop of more then 2% For the whole LH group was only an increase of 1%. Good job SN, even they want to kill this brand and co...
by RoMax
12 Apr 2019, 13:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414959

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Refurbishing and check Rather a global shortage of the required PW engines, resulting in a prelonged AOG of SFU... They probably use the ground time to do some other stuff (but it's not getting the new interior for example), but that's not the primary reason it's been on the ground for so long now.
by RoMax
12 Feb 2019, 14:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 14698

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Interestingly, KLM maintains all its flights: what an opportunity! Most SN destinations can be reached from AMS. Whereas LH, LX and OS cancelled all their flights together with SN when FRA, MUC VIE, ZRH could be nice alternatives. Lack of vision of the LH Group! Already last week the full LH Group ...
by RoMax
12 Feb 2019, 10:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 14698

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

You realise it's winter and that on Wednesday the amount of holiday flights by SN is even not 2 percent of the total of flights? Even more the reason not to inconveniece those people There are just 2(!) flights that pose a problem for Thomas Cook, the one to TFS and the one to HRG. Both have been c...
by RoMax
11 Feb 2019, 21:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 14698

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Meanwhile TUI manages to operate a full schedule from alternate airports. Im sorry but cancelling everything is the easy option I applaud the actions of TUIfly to relocate their 36 flights to the Netherlands and France and arrange bus transport for all pax, indeed a great job of them. But are you s...