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by Avnu
03 Jul 2016, 15:23
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: ANR 03/07/2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: ANR 03/07/2016

(Nevermind)
by Avnu
22 Jun 2016, 22:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

That flight didn't actually divert, it just one of those small mistakes FR24 sometimes makes. As far as the location of the planes: 3 of them are in FDH (F, L and M) while 5 are on the ground in Antwerp and one is in RTM. OO-VLO has been in storage for a while in ANR - according to most accounts it ...
by Avnu
22 Jun 2016, 10:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2016 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 221
Views: 64207

Re: 2016 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

And while Antwerp-Geneva shows no flights available after July 8, the route between Antwerp and Caen has completely disappeared from the Chalair site. Not on their fancy (ahem) routemap, not there when you select ANR as the 'From' airport.
by Avnu
06 Jun 2016, 12:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Probably the costs for the WAT route was too expensive, because the LF wasn't that bad. Why yes, they did find the costs at WAT and LTN too high. Which is why they stopped paying their bills, pissed people off on both sides of the Irish Sea and made themselves rather unwelcome in some places. So wh...
by Avnu
14 May 2016, 13:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Let's just say that when it comes to outspoken people with big ideas, it's often a matter of who they surround themselves with and whether or not they're willing to take advice from others. Clearly, FVG is not going to run this all by himself or with a small team of other almost 80-year olds. The te...
by Avnu
14 May 2016, 00:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Hmm, it really sounds like VLM could do well to return to a smaller, less ambitious operation that brings things back to basic; run by someone who knows the company and its (potential) partners well and has good connections in the (Belgian) aviation world. I wonder who that could be? ;) Thinking of...
by Avnu
13 May 2016, 21:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Hmm, it really sounds like VLM could do well to return to a smaller, less ambitious operation that brings things back to basic; run by someone who knows the company and its (potential) partners well and has good connections in the (Belgian) aviation world. I wonder who that could be? ;)
by Avnu
13 May 2016, 10:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

The news came to the surface quite a bit sooner than I thought. Basically: - VLM Airlines has run out of money, they have some 6 million euro in debts. - The company has requested protection against its creditors. - 3 million euro of that debt is towards KBC who have now blocked their accounts - The...
by Avnu
12 May 2016, 16:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Seems VLM soon won't have to worry anymore about cutting routes, paying off their debt or finding/keeping staff. At least not the company as we know it now. Expect more official news (all too) soon.
by Avnu
03 May 2016, 21:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

April came and went but I for one haven't heard anything about routes being cut (or added for that matter). In the meantime, it does seem VLM has trouble finding pilots left and right. As Shengenzone reported in another topic, CityJet had to send their own plane down from Amsterdam last week to oper...
by Avnu
08 Apr 2016, 10:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

But an article in a newspaper can kill them now, because people will think twice before booking with them. So well done detijd.be You know, I hope they survive, I really do. But mostly for the 160 people still working there. But really, a company that uses their own employees to finance their daily...
by Avnu
07 Apr 2016, 20:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Thanks Passenger, I see what you're saying now.

By the way: they got their LGG slots for free. Not that that made the whole operation 'free' of course. But still, remarkable.
by Avnu
07 Apr 2016, 20:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

I think what VLM is doing in 2016 isn't bad, the problem is what they have done in 2015. In 2016 they are cancelling the routes which are not working well and where you make loss on every flight (with LF less than 30%, sometimes even less than 20%). As well the decision that they don't lease the Su...
by Avnu
07 Apr 2016, 20:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Passenger wrote:Their annual account 2014 showed a massive cost (2,5 mio) for the closure of Rotterdam. Seems they had another huge setback (or several setbacks) for 2015.
Wasn't Rotterdam closed last year?
by Avnu
07 Apr 2016, 20:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2016
Replies: 489
Views: 133163

Re: VLM Airlines news 2016

Oh my, that doesn't sound good at all. They're really counting on Friedrichshafen now, which is probably all they have left as they don't seem to be in a position to take any risks now, however small they may seem. They've been shedding staff, selling old planes, burning money and - most worryingly ...
by Avnu
27 Mar 2016, 22:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Repositioning of BRU operations to other airports after attacks
Replies: 314
Views: 42993

Re: Repositioning of BRU operations to other airports after attacks

Does anyone know what happened with SN1614, supposed to be the return flight from Bilbao to Antwerp? Looking at the Antwerp Airport website and FR24, it seems it's been cancelled. The outbound however (SN1613) WAS flown, so it looks like OO-DWB will (be forced to) nightstop in Bilbao.
by Avnu
27 Mar 2016, 17:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Repositioning of BRU operations to other airports after attacks
Replies: 314
Views: 42993

Re: Repositioning of BRU operations to other airports after attacks

Wrong info from Flightradar I guess. OO-DWG from NCE is approaching ANR as we speak.
by Avnu
23 Mar 2016, 23:49
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: ANR 24/03/2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: ANR 24/03/2016

There will be SN departures at: - 11h00 to Stockholm (BMA) - 11h25 to Edinburgh - 12h10 to Bilbao - 12h30 to Lyon - 13h40 to Prague - 17h00 to Stockholm (BMA) - 17h45 to Gothenburg - 18h25 to Toulouse - 19h15 to Geneva Arrivals in Antwerp for tomorrow: - 15h20 from Edinburgh - 15h45 from Lyon - 16h1...
by Avnu
16 Mar 2016, 09:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2016 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 221
Views: 64207

Re: 2016 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

A VLM Fokker 50 with only 32 pax offers more nett profit then a Sun Air Dornier 328 with 32 pax (with the tickets sold at the same price). VLM's low lease costs and today's fuel prices make the difference. I have no reason to doubt that, but let's not simply assume that Sun-Air will be forced to se...
by Avnu
16 Mar 2016, 08:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2016 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 221
Views: 64207

Re: 2016 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

- With 32 seats, the Dornier is probably the right size for this kind of operation. I'm not sure about that, the VLM-Fokkers are often fully booked. There are many other routes flown by VLM where 32 seats would be plenty... I agree Sun-Air would have a hard time providing enough capacity to serve t...