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by tolipanebas
23 Mar 2016, 21:22
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: What is happening with Brussels Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 12715

Re: What is happening with Brussels Airlines?

As can be read in other thread(s), the wheels at SN are very much in motion to have the least disruption possible for the pax. However, this is not simple, due to BRU being their home base, and the sheer amount of planes and transfer pax. Indeed, contrary to others, we have to take into account not...
by tolipanebas
23 Mar 2016, 20:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Repositioning of BRU operations to other airports after attacks
Replies: 314
Views: 43702

Re: Terrorist attack, explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport!

Operations will be restarted tomorrow and will basically be cut in 2: - long haul will be operating from/to a single one of the Lufthansa group hubs indeed; Planes are currently on the ground in AFI to pick up pax, so by the time they arrive back in Europe it'll be decided where they will all go to ...
by tolipanebas
17 Mar 2016, 10:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 498597

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Press conference today Turnover : +6.9% Profit : 41.3 M € 240 new jobs 9th A330 next week 10th A330 end 2016 4 Avros replaced by A320s: 7% more capacity 14 new destinations last year Actually, the real net profit is well over €46M ; €5M got provisioned to be redistributed amongst all staff as a gen...
by tolipanebas
17 Mar 2016, 10:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1556
Views: 451472

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

It's a pitty that SN is going for the 4 last gates. I think commercially it would be better if the gates were closer to the beginning of pier B. Now it's a long walk to the gate and back after arrival. By going for the end of the B Pier, it allows the creation of a dedicated zone only used by SN. O...
by tolipanebas
16 Mar 2016, 08:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3881
Views: 1308286

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

It's now official: a 10th A330 will be added to our fleet before the end of this year.
More info on additional intercontinental routes and frequencies in due time.
But first there will be some other good news later this week. ;)
by tolipanebas
10 Mar 2016, 22:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines introduces one-way fares at 39 euro
Replies: 18
Views: 3729

Brussels Airlines introduces one-way fares at 39 euro

Since the introduction of four new travel formulas in the market, passenger numbers have grown by almost 30% to a record number of over 7.5 million in 2015. Now Brussels Airlines takes it one step further and gives all clients total freedom of choice by offering competitive one-way fares too! Thanks...
by tolipanebas
03 Mar 2016, 13:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines future and financial perspective
Replies: 1896
Views: 498597

Re: Brussels airlines future and financial perspective

Meanwhile..., SFW is back in Brussels after C-check in Lisbon... I think all A330 had their C-check and are now ready for the summer season No, SFY is the next one to have its C-check It is SFU that has left for LIS to have it's C-check ;) SFY is the first A330 to undergo an interesting cabin modif...
by tolipanebas
03 Mar 2016, 13:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2016
Replies: 172
Views: 68188

Re: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2016

Did SN quietly drop Douala? Or problem at the airport? Currently service seems limited to Yaounde. DLA airport is working on its RWY. For the last 2 weeks the RWY was already shortened to just 2200m (leading to significant payload restrictions) and since the first of March the second phase started,...
by tolipanebas
27 Feb 2016, 15:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: January 2016 statistics for SN
Replies: 34
Views: 8226

Re: January 2016 statistics for SN

SN is still progressing at a high rate (especially in Africa) and gaining market share in Brussels Airport. And that is the important fact to retain! And exactly the reason why some just don't want to understand the explanations above, or even doubt the official figures published. Let me give them ...
by tolipanebas
18 Feb 2016, 13:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2016: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 282
Views: 88946

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

Apart from adding another new destination to its summer time table, SN also increased the number of weekly flights to several of its popular routes to reflect the increased demand for seats: OPO will be served twice daily throughout the week for instance, while several other popular routes will get ...
by tolipanebas
14 Jan 2016, 10:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3881
Views: 1308286

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OO-SSL is from 2002 so a 14 years old A319. OO-SNE is from 2010 so a 6 years old A320. Any idea on the msn of these aircraft ? Yes, of course... ;) OO-SNE should be MSN4203 OO-SSL should be MSN1803 Let's make a further small contribution for the pleasure of the spotter's community... The 6 addition...
by tolipanebas
12 Jan 2016, 13:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines may claim the crown in Belgian skies also in 2015.
Replies: 42
Views: 5901

Re: Brussels Airlines may claim the crown in Belgian skies also in 2015.

No idea if the B.air figure is rounded up by a lot, but I suppose official figures will follow later? Total passenger count on scheduled flights alone is 7,500,909. Honestly .... Children. It's PR, bluff is always called Our figures are rounded off downwards and exclude non-scheduled passengers. ;)...
by tolipanebas
24 Dec 2015, 12:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3881
Views: 1308286

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Indeed.
Formal confirmation: 4 x A319 to replace 4 x RJ100 with, plus 2 x A320 for expansion.
And 2 x A330 too of course, also for further long haul expansion.
2016 will be another year with massive growth.
:)
by tolipanebas
23 Dec 2015, 19:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3881
Views: 1308286

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

You are still missing quite a few.... ;) Its not because 4RJs go out, that the number of replacement A32F is limited to the same number. :p Didn't SN say a few weeks ago that, because of the higher capacity of the A32Ss, there would be fewer incoming Airbuses than outgoing RJ100s ? Fewer incoming A...
by tolipanebas
23 Dec 2015, 08:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3881
Views: 1308286

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

You are still missing quite a few.... ;)
Its not because 4RJs go out, that the number of replacement A32F is limited to the same number. :p
by tolipanebas
18 Dec 2015, 11:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3881
Views: 1308286

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Regarding the Facebook of sn, the next A330 will be 6 year old and come from Singapour Airlines. So it will be A330-300 I think SQ has RR engines on their 330's, no? Yes indeed. And they have a nice fleet of young A330s which they are going to phase out, do its not going to be an orphan in the flee...
by tolipanebas
18 Dec 2015, 10:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2016: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 282
Views: 88946

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

They were so prepared! Indeed. All this has been prepared over several months (you don't just coordinate these new transatlantic flights and their connecting schedules between alliance members in one week) and the official announcement has been pending for some time, but 9W was seen dragging its fe...
by tolipanebas
18 Dec 2015, 09:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2016: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 282
Views: 88946

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

Its actually going to be quite a massive transatlantic assault by A++ on BRU as not only does SN launch Toronto, they will also add a weekly frequency on Washington while United will launch a second daily Newark. ;)
by tolipanebas
14 Dec 2015, 16:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 455
Views: 118881

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels?

we're "urgently" waiting for the news regarding the expansion plans! As said: things were ready to be announced, and then the unique opportunity from 9W pulling out of BRU suddenly presented itself, so everything had to be redone to take benefit from it, hence the delay. There have been coordinated...
by tolipanebas
14 Dec 2015, 16:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 455
Views: 118881

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels?

I hope that SN will react as quick as possible to take the lead! News is going to come by next week. ;) Plans for a significant expansion on long haul in S16 were ready and then 9W pulls out, spurring SN to review next year's ambitions upward... a bit more patience is needed to get A++ to agree to ...