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by BAAV
10 Nov 2015, 21:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Further accelerating growth figures from SN, posting 13% growth in October.
Replies: 8
Views: 5118

Re: Further accelerating growth figures from SN, posting 13% growth in October.

Just a question: how can you grow 26% on africa with the same amount of airplanes with "only" a 4% rise in LF? With same 8 planes could only work if less planes are actually employed on African routes this Oct compared to last year in the same period. When did they stop the seasonal Washington rout...
by BAAV
20 Oct 2015, 21:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 500223

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

ok, thanks, that would be great news and may give them confidence to also grow the long haul
by BAAV
20 Oct 2015, 21:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 500223

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Dear Andre, was something mentioned about profit expectations? I guess this was not the topic of the press meeting but given their passenger growth numbers over last 2 years one would wish SN to make a profit this year. Thanks
by BAAV
20 Oct 2015, 20:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 196325

Re: Ryanair in 2015

so if I understand these figures correctly, in a period of two years they improved 12 percent points, I would not call this a failure... this is actually a major achievement, unless of course all the others improved even more over that same period btw: if they repeat the same feat over coming two ye...
by BAAV
20 Oct 2015, 00:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme
Replies: 61
Views: 11499

Re: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme

Congrats to SN in offering a new programme for European focused customers I am getting to similar number of 30 plus flights needed as Airazurtor with a 69 euro ticket but that assumes fuel cost is taken onboard and also gives the right to loops (Barcelona 10 euro ticket + 10 euro fuel, rest tax) Doe...
by BAAV
14 Oct 2015, 21:46
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: To dubai, B777 or A380 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: To dubai, B777 or A380 ?

it is definitely an experience flying with the A380, so would go for it if you have the chance !
by BAAV
07 Oct 2015, 20:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1651
Views: 543640

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

I think one should look at this in its totality The connector has brought in my opinion much more comfort and above all time gain including when passing through the shopping area. It is not ideal but a small sacrifice when comparing to these overall benefits PS can somebody tell me what works are go...
by BAAV
03 Oct 2015, 09:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 500223

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

I tried to book Brussels -Nairobi last week, besides to my surprise the Privatair flight the other alternative LH is offering is a flight to Addis via Jeddah and then another with Ethiopian to Nairobi. You can hardly call this a selling proposition. Four 'legs' from Brussels... I booked with Swiss. ...
by BAAV
08 Jul 2015, 21:39
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: SAS HAM CPH CRJ 900
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: SAS HAM CPH CRJ 900

thanks for your report! Fyi, Adria still has a CRJ700 and one 200, the rest are 900s, not sure why that is as to comfort it is indeed nice if nobody is sitting next to you but if two tall people sit next to each other it is very cramped. I had it last week but fortunately the purser saw our predicam...
by BAAV
29 Jun 2015, 20:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa CEO: "SN could become part of Eurowings"
Replies: 49
Views: 6812

Re: Lufthansa CEO: "SN could become part of Eurowings"

It is probably useful to refer back to a German source i.e Handelsblatt (De Tijd of Germany, or FT of UK) http://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/handel-konsumgueter/lufthansa-tochter-eurowings-soll-uebernahmen-vorantreiben/11986310.html There is talk of the following: 1) Eurowings should take over ...
by BAAV
14 Jun 2015, 21:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Move Brussels Airport to a new place (ask the NIMBY's)
Replies: 49
Views: 9370

Re: Move Brussels Airport to a new place (ask the NIMBY's)

Isn't it about time to set up some counter action? Organise a manifestation or happening or march in favour of aviation and / or specifically in favour of Brussels Airport? Appear as counter-manifestors when/where this stupid bunch of nimby's shows up? Set up a "Friends of Brussels Airport" or such...
by BAAV
11 Jun 2015, 20:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 215
Views: 60481

Re: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines

I must say I am sad that NBO is scrapped but I can see the business logic, from my personal experience it is true that there were less passengers on that flight compared to years ago. On the other hand it is nice to see SN doing well now. I also appreciate that they take feedback to heart when you w...
by BAAV
11 Jun 2015, 20:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TAP Portugal has been sold
Replies: 53
Views: 17885

Re: TAP Portugal has been sold

According to Euronews the Brazilian led consortium includes a Portuguese investor, bus owner Humberto Pedrosa as well, so the 49.9% rule probably is respected
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/11/port ... onsortium/
by BAAV
10 May 2015, 19:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?
Replies: 58
Views: 12221

Re: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?

Is it also PR wise smart when you present yourself explicitly as a Belgian airline promoting Belgian products and services? For the rest looks indeed like a logical business decision to take within the LH group
by BAAV
31 Mar 2015, 13:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Inauguration of the "Connector" at Brussels Airport
Replies: 28
Views: 6986

Re: Inauguration of the "Connector" at Brussels Airport

I have been through the connector this morning at around 8.15 and it is a major improvement (good job) * very bright area making it more welcome * great view of the apron * much more space in general and also between the different lines where your luggage is checked so staff have more space to do th...
by BAAV
24 Oct 2014, 11:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN presents "The Loft", its new A Pier Lounge
Replies: 33
Views: 9212

Re: SN presents "The Loft", its new A Pier Lounge

It was on KanaalZ yesterday
here is the link, it looks quite impressive
http://kanaalz.knack.be/nieuws/z-nieuws ... 013983.htm
by BAAV
16 Oct 2014, 17:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 164451

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

Fyi, sharing this today's Bloomberg interview with SN CEO I came across after reading on de Tijd that EU Ministers of Health will not take concrete measures re Ebola. Our Min of Health Maggie De Block is quoted ‘Het gaat hier eerder om een paniekscrisis’ (this is more about a panic crisis) and SN to...
by BAAV
07 Oct 2014, 18:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 215180

Re: Ryanair in 2014

airazurxtror wrote:Cabin of the Ryanair 737max200s newly ordered :

http://airinfo.org/2014/10/03/photos-ry ... 7-max-200/

quite a change in colors .... but not before 2019.
very nice interior indeed... about the seats are these Recaro? They look a bit thicker but difficult to see on the pictures
by BAAV
03 Oct 2014, 20:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa
Replies: 950
Views: 164451

Re: Aviation and the Ebola epidemic in West-Africa

@Flanker: suggestion, please read Peter Piot's book :"Geen tijd te verliezen - Van ebola tot aids: een leven lang strijd tegen infectieziekten". It will help you to write informed posts about his achievements in the domains of fight against ebola and HIV spread To go back to aviation: even if all fl...
by BAAV
24 Sep 2014, 21:46
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: MAN-BRU 1st September - first flight on Brussels Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 5037

Re: MAN-BRU 1st September - first flight on Brussels Airline

sn26567 wrote:Are there any airshows on medium- or short-haul aicraft of SN? Never had one...only on long-haul.
Yes, On my return flight from Madrid recently, the SN A319 had that, would be great if more had it and also that you could follow the flight trajectory on those screens