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by LJ
05 Feb 2017, 18:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017
Replies: 115
Views: 33395

Re: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017

Transavia stopped selling Eindhoven-Innsbruck for summer season. They were available to book a few weeks ago. Looks like the route will remain seasonal winter only instead of year round as in the past. It wasn't really year round as well. It stopped at the end of September (or first week of October...
by LJ
21 Jan 2017, 18:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2017: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 257
Views: 83552

Re: BRU Summer 2017: news, new routes, airlines

Interesting News... it maybe shows that SN does a bit more than just resist vs the LCC competition, what do you think ? I would say that with U2 and YV leaving some routes, there is no reason to have as many flights on some routes and thus profitability is probably better with less flights. In the ...
by LJ
09 Jan 2017, 22:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium: a rebirth?
Replies: 558
Views: 193007

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Perfectly clear ! One more question...for PEK and PVG where HU is the operating airline...or will be for PVG...could theorically SN open those two routes ? Thx. BRU-PEK and BRU-PVG will be open to a Belgian and a Chinese airline. Thus if SN is smart, they request authourity then block the route for...
by LJ
09 Jan 2017, 17:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium: a rebirth?
Replies: 558
Views: 193007

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Does it mean we will never see an China Eastern or Air China Aircraft at BRU because HU is operating ? They cannot fly from PVG and PEK. However, the other airlines can get the authorisation for any other airport in China, thus you it's not completely impossible. The situation is similar to AMS whe...
by LJ
17 Nov 2016, 22:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1895
Views: 502657

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

Concerning kl starting rob and fna ... Its a come back for kl which briefly served fna some 20 yrs ago (3 wkly dc10 IIRC No, it was the A310 which did the final flights to ROB and FNA (and CKY). To me this flight has not much to do with SN not being aggressive but more with it's part of the Africa ...
by LJ
12 Nov 2016, 09:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brexit and British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, et al.
Replies: 164
Views: 81201

Re: British Airways and the Brexit?

True, but open skies agreements are not unique to the EU. In the case of the EU-US it concerns a multilateral open skies agreement, but there are many more examples worldwide of bilateral open skies agreements between two single countries. The UK and US are free to negotiate a new bilateral open sk...
by LJ
29 Sep 2016, 19:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines

To go even further, I would use BRU (either SN or EW long haul, depending on the profile of the destination) to compete against KL (AMS) and AF (CDG) and start offering flights to the overseas territories of those companies where they now have a near monopoly. Though I agree that LH invests in SN t...
by LJ
25 Sep 2016, 09:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

If we may believe the media reports, this is shaping up to be a hostile take-over by LH. Interesting times, but I'll still believe it when I see it. You do know definition of "hostile takeover"? This is not a hostile takeover as the management agrees with the takeover (or better already a...
by LJ
24 Sep 2016, 23:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

Why would this come out now? Suddenly LH want to buy at this price, whereas the info we get indicates this price would have been fixed already for years, since the loan was granted? That can be explained easily. LH Group's shareholders didn't want another loss making airline on their balance sheet ...
by LJ
24 Sep 2016, 23:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

In this context, it's interesting to note the loan from Lufthansa dates from the end 2012, yet the price formula was reportedly fixed already right at the time of the initial share purchase in 2008. As such, it can hardly have included provisions for this particular case, and this case alone, can i...
by LJ
24 Sep 2016, 19:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

I also don't think that the shareholders will give up SN for that little without a serious fight.If there weren't the attacks, SN would have made 100 millions this year according to my estimates. Do you really think the LH Group shareholders would approve such a gesture? No way. Some goodwill will ...
by LJ
24 Sep 2016, 10:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective

Hi, So in brief : we were f* by the Swiss and now f* again by the Germans ? History is repeating itself again... except the gift-wrapping is better this time... Not much in the news after a few days probably... Guess the transformation will be slow but SN will be gone soon... CXB Not really, the on...
by LJ
13 Aug 2016, 22:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines starts Mumbai flights in March 2017
Replies: 114
Views: 29484

Re: Brussels Airlines will start Mumbai from March 2017

A BOM rotation takes almost 24hrs and the old 300s will be struggling on the way back, factor in maintenance and their won't be any time left to do something else. There is around 3 hours at both end and given that AI doesn't start untill after 5:30AM thus they don't need to be early in BOM to offe...
by LJ
12 Aug 2016, 20:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines starts Mumbai flights in March 2017
Replies: 114
Views: 29484

Re: Brussels Airlines to launch Bombay (Mumbai)

Anyway - on its route to AMS, Jet Airways will upgrade its A330-300 into B777-300ER as from end of October. I wonder if Jet Airways will keep the 777 on the route when Brussels Airlines is flying to Mumbai. Why not? I doubt that the SN flight will have much of an impact on their core market (transf...
by LJ
27 Jun 2016, 10:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brexit and British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, et al.
Replies: 164
Views: 81201

Re: British Airways and the Brexit?

But is Ryanair affected for their UK-EU traffic (7th freedom)? Apart from Irish destination flights No, Ryanair only needs to set up a subsidiary in the UK should ECAA be gone (for its intra-UK flights). Any new treaty will be EU - UK. Anyway, BA won't have any problem provided as it doesn't have a...
by LJ
24 Jun 2016, 21:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brexit : impact on the BRU (& CRL) / UK air traffic volumes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: Brexit : impact on the BRU (& CRL) / UK air traffic volumes?

As from today, Brexit becomes reality... Will this have an impact on the BRU (& CRL) / UK air traffic volumes since UKs politicians & co. will have to leave their jobs at the EU commission & parliament? The same question also does apply to the Eurostar HST rail link... I would expect th...
by LJ
24 Jun 2016, 21:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brexit : impact on the BRU (& CRL) / UK air traffic volumes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: Brexit : impact on the BRU (& CRL) / UK air traffic volumes?

Airlines like easyJet will not be allowed to fly from BRU to points in continental Europe Didn't I understand (from another forum ... ) that easyJet operates a good part of its services under a Swiss AOC, with Swiss contract crews? AFAIK only the U2 flights with the HB registered aircraft are opera...
by LJ
24 Jun 2016, 20:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brexit and British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, et al.
Replies: 164
Views: 81201

Re: British Airways and the Brexit?

There are several non-EU countries that are full members of ECAA that have the same reasons on why not to be part of the EU as the UK (not completely similar, but there are many things in common). Yet they're either EEA or are planning to become EU member (Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and ...
by LJ
24 Jun 2016, 20:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brexit : impact on the BRU (& CRL) / UK air traffic volumes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: Brexit : impact on the BRU (& CRL) / UK air traffic volumes?

A big issue is with aviation regulation. All rumours I hear (and there can be nothing more than rumours, at this point) agree that the UK, driven by the interests of its commercial air transport operators, will continue to adhere to EASA rulings; just like Norway and Switzerland who are also not in...