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by LJ
26 Apr 2020, 20:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1701
Views: 454811

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The Dutch NOS Journaal aparantly visted Brussels Airlines as they had an item on SN showing that SN needed to perfomr checks on its aircraft to remain flyable. Though a short segment it's good PR for SN as it was shown in the main NOS news (usually around 2.5mn viewers nowadays).
by LJ
14 Apr 2020, 18:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 134
Views: 54865

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

There is zero chance the pax market will resume as strong as it was... might take 3 years, if ever So keeping ABC is the biggest challenge of LGG i suppose As mentioned before, ABC uses ad hoc slots at AMS. ACN (Dutch slot coordinator) has put Local 2 on hold till June 6th. After June 6th (or later...
by LJ
12 Apr 2020, 14:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1701
Views: 454811

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The 2008 crisis was spurred exactly because somebody in the White House decided on purely ideological reasons not to rescue a systemic piece of the global financial industry (i.e. Lehman Bros). Bailing them out for a few billions would have saved the whole world a huge amount of pain and misery, an...
by LJ
12 Apr 2020, 13:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 134
Views: 54865

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Hi There will be no restrictions for cargo in AMS after this crisis..Simple reason:enough slots now that pax traffic will me much declining..For example KLM is becoming smaller..So , no I don't think Air Bridge will return to LGG..Same in BRU here..We lost LATAM to AMS..For good I'm afraid.. gtz pa...
by LJ
11 Apr 2020, 15:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 134
Views: 54865

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

I thought LGG was connected to the nato pipeline, its not enough apparently, weird because other sources mention the traffic is barely increased... Airbridgecargo alone could potentially generate much more traffic than this no ? Will you ever survive that ABC story? The number of long haul flights ...
by LJ
11 Apr 2020, 10:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Benelux VFR traffic
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Benelux VFR traffic

Rigarding the aerial surveys: it's an ideal weather for that too... Regardless of corona. Moreover, the aircraft can fly at a height usually reserved for airliners. This is a thing especially around busy airports where they can now do their business without having to deal with the approach paths. F...
by LJ
05 Nov 2017, 22:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Amsterdam flights capped; some cargo operators compelled to move elsewhere
Replies: 113
Views: 30395

Re: Amsterdam flights capped; some cargo operators compelled to move elsewhere

And now russia is doing blackmail ! Not good for LGG... they really want AMS badly... i wonder why, 2-3h truck drive isnt crazy bad is it ? Because it isn't a 2-3 hour truck drive due to the congestion on the roads. However, primary reason is that they've invested in AMS (it's where they have their...
by LJ
16 Sep 2017, 17:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ECJ: Ryanair crew based in Belgium fall under Belgian jurisdiction!
Replies: 24
Views: 4202

Re: ECJ: Ryanair crew based in Belgium fall under Belgian jurisdiction!

A small correction again, André, if I may? 'Belgian jurisdiction' and 'Belgian law' are very much interchangeable here, since any non-Irish court which accepts to hear a case will automatically apply its own law -not that of Ireland- as a court can never rule by any other law than it's own; it need...
by LJ
11 Sep 2017, 17:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug
Replies: 140
Views: 33918

Re: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug

Air Berlin will cease all Caribbean operations as of September 25th The reason given is that the long haul fleet must be reduced.
by LJ
10 Sep 2017, 19:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia saved by the Government and reborn as ITA
Replies: 671
Views: 242876

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

I reckon the majority of the bidders are in for stripping the airline from its profitable assets (slots, aircraft, profitable businesses). If the pilots blow the airline up prematurely, it will only lower the price and thus make the assets more attractive. Slots and aircraft need pilots to,operate ...
by LJ
09 Sep 2017, 17:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug
Replies: 140
Views: 33918

Re: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug

Hello, Could you please help me about my personnal situation? 5 months ago, I booked a NIKI flight (on airberlin website) from Koln-Bonn to Tenerife South for february 2018. If I understand well, NIKI is not insolvency. What's happening in the different alternatives? - if LH buys NIKI. My ticket st...
by LJ
08 Sep 2017, 22:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia saved by the Government and reborn as ITA
Replies: 671
Views: 242876

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Another problem for Alitalia, the pilots are running away. Alitalia pilots are required by contract to give a 120-day notice when resigning, which may lead to a surge of exits towards the end of September, or four months since the bankruptcy, said an Airbus A330 captain who has been flying with the...
by LJ
07 Sep 2017, 22:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017
Replies: 115
Views: 33391

Re: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017

Lufthansa cancels Doha as of W17
by LJ
05 Sep 2017, 22:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug
Replies: 140
Views: 33918

Re: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug

Reports in the Dutch travel trade suggest that the liquidators refuse a payout of these EU indemnities. I guess that a part of the €150M bridge loan will be used for that purpose. Don't count on it. They need the money to stay afloat and I doubt the receivers will "waste" money on paying ...
by LJ
25 Aug 2017, 19:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug
Replies: 140
Views: 33918

Re: Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug

sn26567 wrote: 25 Aug 2017, 17:24 Air Berlin closed reservations for planned winter 2017/18 service from Berlin Tegel to New York JFK and San Francisco, as well as from Dusseldorf to Boston, Los Angeles and Orlando.
One wonders who actually books on Air Berlin nowadays for W17.
by LJ
22 May 2017, 21:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia saved by the Government and reborn as ITA
Replies: 671
Views: 242876

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

It is rumoured that Qatar Airways is ready to buy at least part of Alitalia... Hainan Airlines (China) has reportedly emerged as another potential buyer for Alitalia. But none of these will be able to invest unless EY sells its stake due to EU foreign ownership rules. Moreover, I wouldn't be surpri...
by LJ
20 May 2017, 15:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to Lima?
Replies: 44
Views: 11911

Re: merica

I hope Libreville is still on the table (I am not convinced about Lagos) with an extension to ? Brazza (just throwing in a suggestion). Forget about Lagos. The economy in NIgeria is very fragile and dollar supply is still limited. Unless the Nigerian economy is picking up it isn't a very interestin...
by LJ
13 May 2017, 08:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to Lima?
Replies: 44
Views: 11911

Re: Brussels Airlines to Lima?

As I said before, I think a BRU-CTG-LIM-CTG-BRU could work with the proper aircraft and 5th freedom traffic rights between CTG-LIM (codeshare with Avianca). Why? The market at CTG is not big and KL is already there. Onestops to LIM are doomed to fail given the offereings of the competition. Some me...
by LJ
12 May 2017, 23:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to Lima?
Replies: 44
Views: 11911

Re: Brussels Airlines to Lima?

Does anyone know the yield of those 20,000 passengers which go to Lima? If they're all leisure passengers travelling on very cheap fares than I wonder why one would start LIM. BA cited low yields as the primary reason to make LIM seasonal (if it returns at all). Looks something for Norwegian to fly....
by LJ
15 Apr 2017, 09:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017
Replies: 115
Views: 33391

Re: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017

globetrotter wrote: 06 Apr 2017, 09:43 US carriers Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways are leaving or have already left Cuba.
And Spirit will follow them as well

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl ... story.html