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by LJ
07 Nov 2015, 08:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 454
Views: 119749

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels?

There are plenty of reasons why one can assume that Jet Airways will not take up the slots they’ve asked and, apparently, recieved in AMS. Actually, just a few months ago, another carrier did the same major announcement “Amsterdam, here we come!”. But finally, they’ve cancelled all their slots exce...
by LJ
06 Nov 2015, 23:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EC Regulation 261/2004: news & court verdicts
Replies: 92
Views: 51564

Re: EU Rule 261/2004: news & court verdicts

They were not arrested. They were, at the most, interrogated by the police and then released without charge. If the infracts are correct, those passengers should have been arrested upon arrival in Charleroi. Infracts against aircrew's orders are punished severely, with jail punishment and a high fi...
by LJ
06 Nov 2015, 22:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 454
Views: 119749

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels?

Source is Jet Airways. No official public statement is to be found as there is nothing to communicate about. Unfortunately, Jet Airways has been subject to many rumours and assumptions. Maybe it is time to put a halt to it?! It is starting to get a bit annoying and has all the characteristics of a ...
by LJ
03 Nov 2015, 21:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian moves cargo flights from Brussels to Maastricht. And back!
Replies: 94
Views: 14352

Re: Ethiopian moves her Cargo flights from Brussels to Maastricht

You clearly don''t live in The Netherlands as it's clearly not the case. Moreover, if ET would move from MST to BRU, no politician (abeilt the local policticans) would care (AMS/RTM/EIN would be a different story). I wasn't talking about aviation specifically of course, but about scandals under the...
by LJ
02 Nov 2015, 22:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian moves cargo flights from Brussels to Maastricht. And back!
Replies: 94
Views: 14352

Re: Ethiopian moves her Cargo flights from Brussels to Maastricht

In countries where politicians still know what ministerial responsibility means, such as The Netherlands, the minister would (be forced to) resign. You clearly don''t live in The Netherlands as it's clearly not the case. Moreover, if ET would move from MST to BRU, no politician (abeilt the local po...
by LJ
27 Oct 2015, 22:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 454
Views: 119749

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels?

1. they will face severe competition in AMS for the route with the highiest yield = the simple flight from Europe to India. KLM flies daily to India, sometimes even with a 747-400. India-US travel with a stopover in Europe is good for the numbers, but bad for the yield/revenu. However, KL may stop ...
by LJ
19 Oct 2015, 21:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme
Replies: 61
Views: 11704

Re: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme

I think that the new program will definitely be copied by other Star A. airlines in the future.. Not really. SN copied it probably partially from Germanwings which has already its own FFP called "Boomerang". The only new features seems to be that you can save miles in a group account and ...
by LJ
19 Oct 2015, 15:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme
Replies: 61
Views: 11704

Re: Loop: Brussels Airlines' new frequent flyer programme

During the press conference, Nathalie Erdmanis underlined two unique features of LOOP as compared to other loyalty programmes: - no black-out dates (if a seat is available, you'll get it) - possibility of pooling the "loops" of all the members of a family Though good from a passenger poin...
by LJ
03 Oct 2015, 11:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Looming bankruptcy for Russian TransAero
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Looming bankruptcy for Russian TransAero

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given the green light to begin bankruptcy proceedings for Transaero airlines, according to sources cited by online newspaper Gazeta.ru. Negotiations on a takeover of Russia's second-biggest carrier by Aeroflot have been deadlocked. According to sources, Ae...
by LJ
19 Sep 2015, 20:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates A380 is in Brussels on Friday 18th Sept 2015
Replies: 73
Views: 13539

Re: Emirates A380 is in Brussels on Friday 18th Sept 2015

Maybe a stupid question, but what's to study? The A380 can land, taxi, take off and be handled at BRU. You have an airline willing to deploy the beast on a regular base? Start constructing a second jetbridge capable of reaching the upper level at one of the gates at the very end of the lounges floo...
by LJ
17 Sep 2015, 22:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EC Regulation 261/2004: news & court verdicts
Replies: 92
Views: 51564

Re: EU Rule 261/2004: news & court verdicts

Above is a factual report about this new verdict. My personal opinion is that this court verdict contradicts with aviation safety. Example: it will put pressure onto certain airlines in case of a technical issue: "do we continue to our final destination, or do we divert?". I doubt that wi...
by LJ
13 Sep 2015, 18:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1640
Views: 568039

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

No official news as also for KLM and Jet Airways it is still not official. Jet Airways also can't leave immediately and they also have their own business lounge at Brussels Airport. . Moreover, Jet only has slots for a daily BOM-AMS as of January 2016. Nothing more is foreseen for W15 and beyond (a...
by LJ
13 Sep 2015, 17:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2015 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 124
Views: 47475

Re: 2015 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

And if flights are operated out of MST, that is no competition for LGG / TNT ? Haven't read a single argument why it is competition, besides they fly to the same destination. As so many do. So how does TNT think they will get the cargo from the DHL customers ? The chances of the ET flights going to...
by LJ
07 Sep 2015, 18:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 215
Views: 61288

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

Why is Vueling 'always' late? Not enough crews? Thanks for the information. They're not late as the latest return date for slots was August 31st. Many airlines make the final choices around that date and thus wait until the last moment to decide which slots they're going to use. Thus probably this ...
by LJ
06 Sep 2015, 16:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2015 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 139
Views: 40734

Re: 2015 Antwerp airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

BHX-GVA via ANR is now bookable on the VLM website. Stopover in ANR is only 35 minutes.Total flight time from BHX to GVA is less than 4 hrs.With a return tariff as from ER 165 ,I think this connection could be a viable alternative for people looking for travel between BHX and GVA. Against the multi...
by LJ
05 Sep 2015, 16:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Korongo Airlines: THE END
Replies: 860
Views: 298740

Re: Korongo Airlines: THE END

But who will use/buy the aircraft? Anybody an idea? It will proably go to the insurance company (I reckon SN/Korongo is insured for these kind of events) and for there to the scrapper. As the plane is damaged, it might be more cost effective to sell it off in/for parts. Engines/avionics can rake in...
by LJ
03 Sep 2015, 21:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 454
Views: 119749

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels?

KLM has reached an agreement with Jet Airways and US partner Delta to carry out together flights between the United States, Canada and India via Amsterdam. We're talking about 1 daily AMS-BOM as of January 2016 (if it will happen). The Ducth 9W representative already downplayed the report citing th...
by LJ
27 Aug 2015, 20:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2015: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 279
Views: 75730

Re: BRU Summer 2015: latest news, routes, airlines

This could turn out to be a VERY boneheaded move by Galant, if the rumors are true that DHL threatened to cancel its new sorting center in BRU. ... and Ethiopian threatened to move its Belgian operations to the Netherlands. AFAIK ET still has some problems with the Dutch concerning landing rights (...
by LJ
14 Jul 2015, 19:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 215
Views: 61288

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

KLM is going to reduce AMS-BRU from 5 daily to 4 daily. KL1721/20 will be cancelled
by LJ
30 Jun 2015, 20:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 197948

Re: Ryanair in 2015

The reason why Ryanair isn't in a hurry for AMS is because Brussels Airlines has shown how legacy carriers can compete against Ryanair: with competitive rates. The reason why Ryanair has some problems with AMS is that they want to be at H-pier and lower fees. Access to H-pier is probably an issue a...