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by Poiu
14 May 2020, 13:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Why is the difference so big between a low cost has Ryanair making huge profits and other airlines? That's the question looks like Ryanair has the right business model for the future. They will survive without state aid I understand the anger of them it's not fair. And I repeat it's not Brussels Ai...
by Poiu
14 May 2020, 10:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The only thing we get here, is about one post every five minutes about Brussels Airlines. Shock horror indeed, posts about Brussels Airlines in a topic called Brussels Airlines! Feel free to post news about other airlines in the relevant topic, but let’s stay on topic here, please. This is a discus...
by Poiu
14 May 2020, 10:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Does the employees of Brussels Airlines proposed a salary cut like with Lufthansa? The opposite in fact, SN is imposing a deep cut. Employees are not allowed to talk about it on social media. https://www.lecho.be/dossiers/coronavirus/brussels-airlines-veut-sabrer-dans-les-salaires-de-tout-le-person...
by Poiu
12 May 2020, 16:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 43357

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2020

Thus, I repeat my question: why don't we see the black figures "Boeing compensation for 737 MAX grounding" in their annual report? Because negotiations were still ongoing at the end of the financial year, maybe. Did you see an agreement between TUI and Boeing? Compensation agreements are often conf...
by Poiu
10 May 2020, 15:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If only they managed to create a Sabena-KLM company back in the day.... Yes discussed, but ... never finalized In 1990 (ish) both KLM en BA had a 20% participation in Sabena, the infamous SWA (Sabena World Airlines). The cooperation didn’t last for long though, officially because of bad results, bu...
by Poiu
10 May 2020, 11:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

let's not think that IAG is a white knight. Absolutely correct, there are no white knights, a consolidation of the European commercial aviation was overdue long before Covid19! Dumping shiploads of money into the sector will only lead to a number of Alitalia style outfits. Don’t get me wrong, this ...
by Poiu
09 May 2020, 23:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

IAG is just closing down Gatwick and BA fired 12.000 people last week - the last thing their PR needs are rumors of making Level big in Vienna. Nobody has been fired at BA, consultation started about making UP TO 12000 (our off just under 50000) people redundant, the final figure will be, hopefully...
by Poiu
09 May 2020, 14:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 784
Views: 158762

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

According to Sky news, Virgin Atlantic could be very close to insolvency.
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... s-11985678
by Poiu
07 May 2020, 16:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

All those very long stories...boring to read...bottom line: before corona SN was not able to make profit 4 out of the 5 past years were profitable, albeit relatively low except for the year 2015. And the profit loss of the 2016 attacks are higher then the loss recovered from the insurance. Indeed, ...
by Poiu
05 May 2020, 18:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Why dump them then, was my simple question, knowing you'd risk having to go head up against a core Brussels Airlines still, which Lufthansa could keep on to and make life even more difficult? Well if LH could keep SN going anyhow, the State can spend our money elsewhere, there are enough companies ...
by Poiu
05 May 2020, 17:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I fully agree with you Belgium needs a solid aviation group in Brussels, but trying to fix something which has been broken for its whole existence despite a never seen expansion of global aviation, won’t work unfortunately. I think you're throwing away our only fair chance at safeguarding the secon...
by Poiu
05 May 2020, 15:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 11986

Re: Norwegian in 2020

Norwegian will be shrinking from 150 to less than 10 aircraft! This summer they will focus on domestic Norwegian routes. From summer 2021 onwards they will try to grow again.
by Poiu
05 May 2020, 14:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

What is remarkable is the ease at which some think that if Belgium wants to replace Brussels Airlines with something new, the old one will just clear the skies for it... Brussels Airlines is fully owned by Lufthansa and as long as they think it has value to keep on to, they will keep it: I doubt Lu...
by Poiu
05 May 2020, 14:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

LGW saturated? Are you aware that BA is reducing massively the Gatwick activity and closing the long haul from there? Can you finally realize that all players from the industry are in the same boat? Once Gatwick is saturated AGAIN were my words! By the way, Virgin just announced, they will close th...
by Poiu
05 May 2020, 12:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

If they write off there investment and leave Brussels Airlines no problem the state will nationalise the company and look for another partner. I'm sure it will be easy to find a new partner with a state guaranty of 290 million ( or a participation)and workers ready to sacrifice part of their salary...
by Poiu
05 May 2020, 11:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

So before making it insolvent, LH could transfer the nice pieces of the pie. What would remain? Some old short haul aircraft, unattractive slots and routes, most likely direct competition to switch the African routes to another LH hub. Africa routes are subject to bilateral agreements, so it would ...
by Poiu
02 May 2020, 14:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Passenger wrote:
02 May 2020, 13:19
sean1982 wrote:
02 May 2020, 11:17
Makes me a bit more confident our tax money wont be dumped in a bottomless pit.
Yep, I share that feeling with you.
Young Sean and Passenger sharing a feeling, who would have thought, strange times indeed!
by Poiu
02 May 2020, 11:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 353578

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The government is playing it hard with LH. They want a business plan for the period 2020-2025 with significant investments into SN and they want a vote on the board, or no money. Makes me a bit more confident our tax money wont be dumped in a bottomless pit For reference: Germany wants 25% of Lufth...
by Poiu
01 May 2020, 22:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 784
Views: 158762

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

sn26567 wrote:
01 May 2020, 20:57

EasyJet Switzerland should be able to cover its liquidity needs via its parent company, says the Swiss government which at the same time provided an important loan to Swiss and Edelweiss.

Very strange discrimination, if true!
Level playing fields anyone?
by Poiu
01 May 2020, 14:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair (Holdings) in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 29019

Re: Ryanair (Holdings) in 2020

You CAN ask for a refund from Brussels Airlines. I have been refunded by them for all my planned flights in March for instance. It will however take time So let’s stop the discussion then: please provide us with the way to ask for a refund from Brussels Airlines! The website says you can ask for a ...