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by PttU
06 Nov 2019, 21:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: False hi-jacking alarm on an Air Europa Airbus A330 at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

If it's just a "wrong button pushed", where did the rumour (on Twitter etc: https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 2250992642) about 3 men with knives come from... That's oddly specific.
by PttU
28 Oct 2019, 16:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416108

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

If you want to invest in something new, you need the money to invest. If you need a loan for that money, and your profitability is only around 1%, you might pay more in interest for that loan than the savings they would bring. As I heard the reboot-plan, it was about making more profit first and to ...
by PttU
28 Oct 2019, 13:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416108

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

And the price of changing: re-certification of pilots, technics,...
by PttU
28 Oct 2019, 07:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1416108

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Inquirer wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 07:27
But I agree: it would be smarter to have a plane in STAR colours actually flying, ideally one of their big ones even, because on the intercontinental routes, they are a far more valuable asset to STAR then on regional routes in Europe.
But where is the alliance a valuable asset to SN?
by PttU
24 Oct 2019, 17:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 417279

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

So I wil reiterate some suggestions from the past. Narrowbodies to Africa, widebodies to Asia, real business class product on short haul, better profiling and segmentation for yield management to maximise business with high unit margin while maximising leisure with volume to get the most revenue fr...
by PttU
23 Oct 2019, 22:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 417279

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Let's not jump to conclusion regarding today's news, it's only based on rumours so far. But a shrink can't be a big surprise to all of us, Thomas Cook was good for 800-900k passengers per year (about 10% of short haul capacity), so it is widely expected that 2020 will be a shrink due to the TC bank...
by PttU
10 Oct 2019, 23:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 113
Views: 78331

Re: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

It's containers on a platform on wheels, so in stead of changing the wheels they might as well just transfer the containers.
I'm curious how they plan the machinists on those trains... I hope they're not away from home for 20 days.
by PttU
06 Oct 2019, 21:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 319
Views: 170609

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

The LAX-flight arrives at 11:45 AM? That would mean you're planned to take BA396, departing at 13:40 and arriving at 15:50 at BRU. After 11:45, the first SN-flight isn't scheduled until 17:50, which would mean an inconvenient long layover... So I guess they're taking passenger-comfort over alliance-...
by PttU
30 Sep 2019, 18:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Aigle Azur, XL Airways cease ops, not taken over and go into liquidation
Replies: 21
Views: 7763

Re: Aigle Azur, XL Airways cease ops. Will they be taken over?

sn26567 wrote:
27 Sep 2019, 23:52
XL Airways France administrators plan to place La Compagnie for sale.
Where are they in the company-structure? Impacted by the end of XL?
by PttU
27 Sep 2019, 21:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 137
Views: 43287

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

What makes those flights repat flights? They're normal planned flights which are confirmed?
by PttU
24 Sep 2019, 11:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 137
Views: 43287

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

The two rotations that are cancelled today, are charter flights exclusive for Thomas Cook. That way, Brussels Airlines puts all the responsability with THCB (as the B2B contract states). Indeed, those destinations aren't even on the destinations-map of SN. So I assume these are indeed scheduled cha...
by PttU
24 Sep 2019, 10:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 137
Views: 43287

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

The two rotations that are cancelled today, are charter flights exclusive for Thomas Cook. That way, Brussels Airlines puts all the responsability with THCB (as the B2B contract states). Indeed, those destinations aren't even on the destinations-map of SN. So I assume these are indeed scheduled cha...
by PttU
23 Sep 2019, 10:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 137
Views: 43287

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

- No: other tour-operators will absorb most of the volume, but they will be looking for planes (there is no TCAB anymore to take them from), so who will do what? What happened to the A321's from TCB that went to VLM? //edit nevermind: only A320's. According to wikipedia 5 of them: 2 to TC Baleares,...
by PttU
17 Sep 2019, 21:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 204395

Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

TLspotting wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 10:59
Passenger wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 10:13
OO-VLS needs a name, Air Antwerp tweets:
Euh... "Bolleke"?
Met tomatensaus en frietjes :P

I have another idea for it.
"Vliegmashing"?
by PttU
16 Sep 2019, 08:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A320 and A320neo news
Replies: 166
Views: 95080

Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

All, but the last one, in the Bruair fleet are converted. Airbus did it by moving the two toilets that are left and right behind the last row. This free the space for more seats. The 2 toilets are in the galley facing the back of the plane. https://theflyingengineer.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/ceo-...
by PttU
15 Sep 2019, 22:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1647
Views: 540464

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Just an idea ( coming from KLM replacing one daily flight with a train connection ): why not use the Diabolo underneath A-pier West and have a second station built, exclusively for (high speed) train services from the neighbouring countries? Now they still have the room and the possibilities to do ...
by PttU
13 Sep 2019, 18:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 2320

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

As from the end of March, the beginning of the Summer season, KLM will replace one of their 5 daily fights to BRU by a train connection between Schiphol and Brussels Airport. They will use the Thalys for this and it will be the first test case for the near future. In meantime, the NS is testing the...
by PttU
13 Sep 2019, 14:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 2320

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

In meantime, the NS is testing the new ordered Intercity New Generation trains. They will come into service in 2021. Also those new trains will be used between Schiphol and Brussels Airport and will replace the Thalys. Are you sure. I think they will replace the IC direct between Brussels and Amste...
by PttU
13 Sep 2019, 09:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 78886

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Airbus A220's? Lufthansa/Swiss? Nope, Lufthansa is already wet-leasing 2 A220's from Air Baltic. Air Baltic is in the ACMI business and would have been more 'cost effective'. But they don't have A220's available for ACMI at the moment. The A220-100 would have been perfect out of ANR (Air Baltic has...