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Paul Riordan
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Useless Belgian airports

Post by Paul Riordan » 14 Oct 2018, 14:35

Why is that that Belgian airports very rarely serve my needs?
Glasgow - no service from Belgium during winter (in summer only from Charleroi).
Aberdeen - no service at all.
Inverness - no service at all.
Stavanger - no service at all.
Bristol - an absolute rip off.

For all the destinations I have to travel to Schiphol. I think that it would do everyone a favour if a better train service were installed that reached Schiphol in time to catch the first flights and close Zaventum altogether. The first Thaly from Belgium arrives at Schiphol too late for many first flights.

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Re: Useless Belgian airports

Post by Stij » 14 Oct 2018, 14:46

Welcome to Aviation24 Paul Riordan!

Greetings,

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Re: Useless Belgian airports

Post by sn26567 » 14 Oct 2018, 16:05

Paul Riordan wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 14:35
Why is that that Belgian airports very rarely serve my needs?
Because routes from Belgian airports (or any airport for that matter) are launched according to demand. Airlines would go bankrupt very fast if they opened routes to destinations with little demand.

A recent example that might have been of interest to you is VLM's route from Antwerp to Aberdeen. VLM seems to have been a specialist of those little-travelled routes. It is now out of business.

By concentrating traffic to those small destinations in one hub, e.g. Amsterdam, one can eventually reach the break-even point.
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Re: Useless Belgian airports

Post by Vic Diesel » 14 Oct 2018, 22:41

Maybe
Paul Riordan wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 14:35
Why is that that Belgian airports very rarely serve my needs?
Maybe because you demand BRU service to and from shitty rural airfields, when globally compared? :P
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Viktor

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Re: Useless Belgian airports

Post by PttU » 15 Oct 2018, 12:31

The first Thalys arrives at 10:24 at Schiphol, but there are earlier trains: IC-trains, arriving as early as 8:21

And for example Stavanger: there's no service there form CDG, FRA, MUC,... it's a real small market, and you might be rather lucky to get there rather easily through AMS.
Isn't Bristol served from Brussels by BMI?

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