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by PttU
24 Jun 2019, 17:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 96290

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

But SN needs to keep a basic short-haul network focussed on business pax in order to feed its l/h flights and to keep a certain idendity on the market, and on short-trips tourism pax. How does "business pax" match with "to feed its l/h flights"? Okay, for l/h passengers living around BRU or BRU as ...
by PttU
24 Jun 2019, 12:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 96290

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

LUFTHANSA announces a re-orientation of Brussels Airlines: closer alignment with Network Airlines; integration into Eurowings will not be further pursued. The best news ever. :D Not to be the party-pooper that brings rain on this sunny day, but... What if "Brussels Airlines" will indeed remain for ...
by PttU
19 Jun 2019, 12:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 136
Views: 21096

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

https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20190618_04467063/stad-eist-233-000-euro-belastingen-van-luchthaven "The French company Egis, the operator of the Antwerp airport, disputes the branch tax it has to pay to the city of Antwerp. The city council wiped the objections. The counter is now at 233,668 euros in ba...
by PttU
19 Jun 2019, 10:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 136
Views: 21096

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

https://www.gva.be/cnt/dmf20190618_04467063/stad-eist-233-000-euro-belastingen-van-luchthaven "The French company Egis, the operator of the Antwerp airport, disputes the branch tax it has to pay to the city of Antwerp. The city council wiped the objections. The counter is now at 233,668 euros in bac...
by PttU
07 Jun 2019, 07:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 144
Views: 17743

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

the only thing they have to find out, is a good noon flight destination Under my eternal excuse of not being an expert on commercial air transport: That is, IMHO, not the right way of thinking in this situation. It is, no doubt, the right way to go about low-yield routes, but ANR was never a place ...
by PttU
06 Jun 2019, 16:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 144
Views: 17743

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

I agree 100% with that. Ppl who used to fly with VLM to LCY already found other solutions in the mean time and are used to those. 3,5 to 4 hours by train? And for travellers from Antwerp, going to the city centre of London, travelling through BRU and LHR takes more time than the ANR-LCY flights too...
by PttU
27 May 2019, 11:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3840
Views: 1186655

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

If SN is flying full A330s in triangle flights to somewhere in Africa, they can replace them by two full A321LR non-stop flights to the same destinations. Passenger-wise that's probably around the same. But flying two planes in stead of one would require double the amount of fuel. The A321LR will b...
by PttU
23 May 2019, 14:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 323167

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Even a private operator will be dependent on the Infrabel-infrastructure.
Even in an environment without inefficient state companies, there can still be a "person's accident" or something else preventing any traffic on that line passing by.
by PttU
23 May 2019, 12:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 103580

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

Anyway that was always my feeling it's not our national airport it's the Flanders International Airport always I have to insist before they start speaking French and it's with fireback! That name is already taken... https://www.luchthaven-antwerpen.com/wp-content/themes/airport/images/anvers-logo.j...
by PttU
23 May 2019, 08:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 323167

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Look at the article of KLM, they do the same. You can check in your baggage at a certain point , check yourself in, take the train and at the airport you can go to the gate. You will see this more and more. Aviation will and has to change https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/...
by PttU
22 May 2019, 21:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 323167

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

If you only have hand luggage, don't you use an on-line check-in, or from your mobile phone? Are those kiosks used often?
by PttU
22 May 2019, 07:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 144
Views: 17743

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

A220-100 has over 100 seats, around the same as an Embraer 190/195 or Avro which KLM and CityJet do have. But let them take it step by step: first filling up a plane with around 50 passengers, and then scaling up.
by PttU
20 May 2019, 14:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 144
Views: 17743

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

https://www.upinthesky.nl/2019/05/20/klm-en-cityjet-richten-air-antwerp-op/?fbclid=IwAR276bphMMQbojbUUOl4a_I3_KwGRC_crg5XKGQKiAOpvy3t2OcZY-cPVNE Some small, yet significant differences: "Wel dat de maatschappij toestellen met een capaciteit van vijftig tot tachtig stoelen zal exploiteren. “Zoals de...
by PttU
19 May 2019, 23:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 144
Views: 17743

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

I was also wondering why they don't use ATR or CityJet or KLM aircraft, from Embraer 175 to CRJ-900... Well... E175 and CRJ-900 have more seats, so that could be one reason to go for F50 as filling 50 seats (and covering fuel costs) would already be quite an achievement. the leasing back of an Amap...
by PttU
19 May 2019, 22:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 144
Views: 17743

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

Could one of the two other destinations be Amsterdam (AMS)? As KLM is one of the two shareholders, they could codeshare on a possible morning and evening return flight ANR-AMS-ANR. Just guessing... Not sure if you're joking in that part already :P In the current erm... climate ( 8-) ) this would br...
by PttU
19 May 2019, 22:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 61675

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

Extensive analysis, quite correct as far as I can judge: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/05/17/sociaal-conflict-skeyes-na-de-wilde-staking-en-de-dwangsommen/ * comparison with Netherlands: they have long-term planning AND a flag carrier with international fame; on the contrary Belgium has no long...
by PttU
18 May 2019, 16:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape

Flights for which a reasonable (eg less than 3 hours) train alternative is available should be heavily taxed. 3 hours by train + arriving at least 2 hours before departure at the airport + arriving well on-time at the station + only one train per hour? Per 2 hours? So maybe starting the train-journ...
by PttU
18 May 2019, 08:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape

Flights for which a reasonable (eg less than 3 hours) train alternative is available should be heavily taxed. 3 hours by train + arriving at least 2 hours before departure at the airport + arriving well on-time at the station + only one train per hour? Per 2 hours? So maybe starting the train-journ...
by PttU
16 May 2019, 12:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape
Replies: 20
Views: 1984

Re: The change of the worldwide aviation landscape

I agree really short flights are ridiculous and should be replaced by alternative means of transport, but I disagree with the often quoted range of what is a short flight in this respect. When you see the green party for instance table ranges up to 1,000 km as the minimum range to fly over, they cl...
by PttU
14 May 2019, 17:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 96290

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The fact that EW isn't making any profit might be irrelevant: if they need to make (some) loss to keep the other LCC's away, it might be worth it. If EW should raise their prices to become profitable, they leave a bigger part of the market for for instance Ryanair to fill in. And more and more peopl...