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by LJ
18 Jun 2016, 16:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines introduces Economy Plus on longhaul flights
Replies: 37
Views: 6539

Re: Brussels Airlines introduces Economy Plus on longhaul flights

I must align myself with others to say that 8cm of legroom, better meals and a glass of champagne are not worth 120 Euro's one-way or 240 Euro's return. If they get the EUR 120 one way. I wouldn't be surprised if this move is coming from some large corporate contracts which want somethin better tha...
by LJ
10 Jun 2016, 21:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2016
Replies: 172
Views: 69096

Re: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2016

Korean will axe its 3 weekly ICN - LAX - GRU on September 24th (the 2 daily ICN - LAX remain).
by LJ
26 May 2016, 21:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2016
Replies: 172
Views: 69096

Re: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2016

globetrotter wrote:Capital Airlines of China have ended Birmingham service.
AFAIK they even never started the route. Thus cancelled before launch.
by LJ
04 May 2016, 19:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia in Brussels
Replies: 19
Views: 4923

Re: Transavia in Brussels

For those interested, HV is now going to fly 12 weekly between MUC and SXF. Seems that HV have found a replacement for BRU.
by LJ
02 May 2016, 21:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks
Replies: 1399
Views: 235891

Re: Reopening Brussels Airport after the 22/03/2016 terror attacks

Apparently, Federal Minister for the Interior, Jan Jambon, and the Police unions have agreed to new security procedures starting Wednesday that will "drastically decrease" the waiting times. Too late. The damage has already been done as it made the Dutch news (and probably othre countries...
by LJ
02 May 2016, 11:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: OO-JDL in holding pattern near OST
Replies: 17
Views: 3603

Re: OO-JDL in holding pattern near OST

sn26567 wrote:OO-JDL is back in the air and on its way to Cancun at FL340.
Are you sure? AFAIK Tui leased the Privilege style B777 for this flight. Or did Tui operate 2 flights to CUN yesterday?
by LJ
02 May 2016, 10:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Lufthansa to decide on 27 April whether to take over all of Brussels Airlines

A comparison between Air France/KLM versus Lufthansa/Brussels Airlines doesn't make sense. KL-AF is a merger. LH/SN is a take over. In the end it doesn't matter if it's a takeover or a merger. What is differen is that KLM and the Dutch government had a better position than SN now has. And this is p...
by LJ
17 Apr 2016, 11:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Lufthansa to decide on 27 April whether to take over all of Brussels Airlines

What is more important, however, is the fact that they are (yet to be confirmed) exercising their option now. They could have waited 1 (or maybe 2-some people indicate 2018 as deadline-) more year(s) and maybe buy the remaining shares at a discount, given the expected fall of SN's profit (if not a ...
by LJ
16 Apr 2016, 12:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 117016

Re: Lufthansa to decide on 27 April whether to take over all of Brussels Airlines

In fact, if my name was Carsten Spohr, I would look into repositioning some of those longhauls from DUS to BRU. Sure, it takes more work to build a second LX, but that's where the money is. They're moving those flights to CGN or letting other Star airlines dp the flying. From a strategic point of v...
by LJ
06 Apr 2016, 22:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 45178

Re: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015

It depends per 'event', but usually after 3 months most of the impact is disappearing. Of course you have exceptions, but don't expect the impact on demand to last for more than half a year for example. I would usually agree, but hotels and Air France still report lower bookings to Paris (and espec...
by LJ
06 Apr 2016, 20:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015
Replies: 200
Views: 45178

Re: ANA from NRT to BRU as from winter season 2015

Japanese companies take a lot of time to make decisions, but they don't easily abandon an operation once they take that decision. I hope that BRU will be very accommodating towards NH and take the initiative of offfering them a big concession. This doens't take Japanese airlines to take quick decis...
by LJ
12 Mar 2016, 20:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Oman Air eyes BRU
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Oman Air eyes BRU

According to the Dutch website luchtvaartnieuws.nl, Oman Air eyes BRU as a new destination for 2017. Oman Air is currently expanding their long haul fleet and bought 1 slotpair at LHR for the record amount of USD75mln. Article in Dutch http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/oman-...
by LJ
08 Feb 2016, 15:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics
Replies: 157
Views: 31125

Re: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics

Why would they have to? Turkish is star alliance as well. They easily code share their pax through IST when they come to an agreement about TK maybe giving up on some LH markets. AFI was very needed to keep SN alive, but not to keep LH alive in the slightest The relationship between TK and LH is no...
by LJ
08 Feb 2016, 14:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2016: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 282
Views: 91038

Re: BRU Summer 2016: news, new routes, airlines

A question related to this: why is there a need to even ask for slots in the first place? Because BRU is a coordinated airport and most airports are controlled airport for the full day (AFAIK it depends on a specific category, but forgot the exact wording). At those times, BRU is not full if I have...
by LJ
06 Feb 2016, 22:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics
Replies: 157
Views: 31125

Re: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics

I am not talking about Germany. The Netherlands and (Northern-)France and their O&D connections with the Carribean are exactly what I'm talking about... SN's l/h service is no less then AF or KL, on the contrary. With BRU conveniently located right in between CDG and AMS, SN could undercut thei...
by LJ
06 Feb 2016, 20:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics
Replies: 157
Views: 31125

Re: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics

Why not build the Carribean network out of BRU? More capacity than DUS (EW's closest hub) and better connecting traffic. Besides, AF and KLM are still full service legacy carriers, except for some price sensitive tourists, why would anyone opt to switch to some LCC? Because the Germans probably pre...
by LJ
03 Feb 2016, 15:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics
Replies: 157
Views: 31125

Re: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics

Never exclude the extreme options. Look at what happened to bmi. Ok the situation was different (LH was in a way almost 'forced' to take over the carrier), but the invested hundreds of millions in it and eventually sold it (and partly dissovled it) with a big loss. What they 'invested' in SN is pea...
by LJ
03 Feb 2016, 14:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics
Replies: 157
Views: 31125

Re: Interview of CEO Gustin: Brussels Airlines renamed Eurowings? ...and other topics

The real issue is getting rid of Lufthansa. I don't know if and how they could achieve this, only thing I could imagine is dissolving SN Airholding, take over the fleet and start with a 'new' company, with the support of IAG, Brussels Airport and other interested parties... The can't as LH has the ...
by LJ
11 Jan 2016, 14:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2016 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 79
Views: 29315

Re: 2016 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Orenair will not return to LGG as it will cease operations as of March 26th and looses its AOC as of June. However, does anyone know who will take over their charters (or will they'll not return this Summer)?

http://slovakaviation.sk/en/news/530-or ... -by-june-1
by LJ
22 Dec 2015, 23:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015
Replies: 401
Views: 105662

Re: VLM Airlines news 2014-2015

Entering the Friedrichshafen market sounds like an ok idea. No competition from other airlines and a proven market (not a big market). Just putting in 3 airplanes is too big to start an operation. How do you define "proven market". Their main airline went bankrupt and the Germanwings flig...