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Re: BRU summer 2009: latest news, routes, airlines

Post by sdbelgium » 28 Oct 2008, 14:52

I don't know if it has been posted yet, so apologies if it was.

But! Continental Airways will (finally) upgrade CO60/61 from BRU to EWR to B777-200ER iso 767-400ER. Flight schedule will remain the same daily flight with same hours. Changes are already loaded in GDS and are in effect as of 02JUN09.

764: 235 (35J/200Y)
772: 285 (50J/235Y) or 283 (48J/235Y)

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Post by Conti764 » 28 Oct 2008, 18:56

sdbelgium wrote:I don't know if it has been posted yet, so apologies if it was.

But! Continental Airways will (finally) upgrade CO60/61 from BRU to EWR to B777-200ER iso 767-400ER. Flight schedule will remain the same daily flight with same hours. Changes are already loaded in GDS and are in effect as of 02JUN09.

764: 235 (35J/200Y)
772: 285 (50J/235Y) or 283 (48J/235Y)
Continental AirLINES ;)

Temporary upgrade again, or definitive?

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Post by sdbelgium » 28 Oct 2008, 19:13

Sorry for the mistake in airways/airlines :D . AFAIK this is a definitive upgrade. It is loaded in the GDS until at least 15SEP09 (can't look further). Maybe someone else can confirm.

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Post by Outsync » 29 Oct 2008, 13:47

I spoke to a rep of CO today, even they don't know if its confirmed.

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Post by Atlantis » 29 Oct 2008, 16:49

Outsync wrote:I spoke to a rep of CO today, even they don't know if its confirmed.
The 2nd of June is still far away. Be patient ;)

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Post by Outsync » 29 Oct 2008, 17:27

Atlantis wrote:
Outsync wrote:I spoke to a rep of CO today, even they don't know if its confirmed.
The 2nd of June is still far away. Be patient ;)
I know, all i'm saying is lets wait and see untill it actually touches down on belgian soil.

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Post by Atlantis » 08 Nov 2008, 16:46

Britisch Airways will offer 6 daily flights instead of 7 daily during summer.

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Post by Atlantis » 11 Nov 2008, 16:41

Atlantis wrote:
:arrow: Also SAS is going to introduce their CRJ900NG on the route Copenhagen - Brussels and this on day 6
SAS will start using their CRJ900NG on their Brussels route on April 4.
SAS will also use their CRJ900NG on Sunday and this between 4 May - 20 May.

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Post by Atlantis » 28 Nov 2008, 19:24

Brussels Airlines is going to increase their number of flights to Kigali and Nairobi from 3 to 4 flights a week and this in July and August.

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Post by HighInTheSky » 29 Nov 2008, 10:12

Atlantis wrote:Brussels Airlines is going to increase their number of flights to Kigali and Nairobi from 3 to 4 flights a week and this in July and August.
Hmmm, I hope that we will get pax from LH then... Because 3 times to NBO is already more than enough capacity. KGL is another story, the flights are always quite full untill the stopover in KGL. Any chance that they will keep the 4 flights after the summermonths?

Any news yet from the Accra flight or the Cotonou-Lome? I know it should start before the summer, but didn't hear any concrete info anymore.

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Post by Atlantis » 07 Dec 2008, 11:48

I think that we had a topic about this new one but I don't know which one, but:

Windjet, Italy, will be a new LCC on Brussels Airport in 2009. They are going to offer 3 flights a week direct to Forli with connections to Palermo and Catania. They are going to fly with their A319.

Tuesday: IV429 dep BRU: 13.05
Thursday: IV429 dep BRU: 12.05
Saturday: IV429 dep BRU: 20.30

First flight will be on 31.03.09

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Post by Freighter86 » 07 Dec 2008, 22:03

There are some rumors that SN will start some daily flights between BRU ans DRS/LEJ (Dresden and Leipzig), a/c RJ85, commencing at the end of March 2009.
Does anyone know something about that?

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Post by Established02 » 07 Dec 2008, 22:33

> some rumors that SN will start some daily flights between BRU ans DRS/LEJ (Dresden and Leipzig), a/c RJ85

SN as in "Sabena"!

7 years after its demise la Sabena is still alive and kicking! :geek:

These 7000 flight numbers suggest that these flights may be some charter flights.

The existing German flights of SN carry a flight number in the 2500-2600 range.

There is only about 150km between both airports, so I very much doubt that both DRS and LEJ would be served with daily (if any) services out of BRU.

If Bremen can only support a SWM, then I doubt that DRS and LEJ could structurally support a daily AR8.
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Post by HighInTheSky » 07 Dec 2008, 23:17

Perhaps a code share with LH? The charter story sounds a bit strange i think... But you are right about the flightnumbers! Strange, but i guess we will see more and more of these things. Good!

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Post by tolipanebas » 08 Dec 2008, 10:25

HighInTheSky wrote:Perhaps a code share with LH? The charter story sounds a bit strange i think... But you are right about the flightnumbers! Strange, but i guess we will see more and more of these things. Good!
Actually, the flight number logic at SN indicates this is probably NOT just a charter flight!

very roughly, the system is like this:
1XXX for charters
2XXX for scheduled self-operated flights
3XXX for scheduled self-operated flights
4XXX currently unused
5XXX for scheduled code-share flights within Europe
6XXX for technical flights (repositioning, test flights, maintenance flights...)
7XXX currently unused
8XXX for scheduled code-share flights outside of Europe
9XXX currently unused

Now, the fact this flight seems to have a number from a series previously unused, indicates it must be something more than just a charter flight. I could image an entirely new range of flight numbers used for the SN/LH code-share flights (like the 7 series for instance), so as to clearly distinguish them from self-operated flights (starting with 2/3) as well as other code-share fligths (5/8)...

Besides, the 2 days of the IATA summer season we can already check online (30th and 31st of March) are weekdays, whereas SN generally operates its charters during weekends due to excess of capacity. Twice daily on weekdays doesn't sound like a charter schedule, but more like the schedule for a regular flight.

BTW, can anybody derive the full schedule, because I only manage to find the inbound flights: it would be interesting to see the outbound flightnumbers and times too...

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Post by Atlantis » 08 Dec 2008, 21:56

With some delay, I can announce that Etihad is going to increase their number of flights from 4 to 6 flights a week and this as from 29 March 2009. Normally it was for this winter. They are even going to use their A340-600 on day 4!!!

EY55/56: Days 1 2 5: arriving at BRU: 14.05h departing at BRU: 22.20h A330
EY57/58: days 3 7: arriving at BRU: 07.50h departing at BRU: 11.35h A330
EY57/58: day 4: arriving at BRU: 07.50h departing at BRU: 11.35h A340-600

Good job Brussels Airport!!

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Post by Atlantis » 12 Dec 2008, 17:38

Thomas Cook is going to cancel one weekly flight to Punta Cana operated by XL Airways. I don't know yet which flight: Tuesday or Friday. But Thomas Cook will work together with Jetairfly on this route.

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Post by sdbelgium » 14 Dec 2008, 20:46

Atlantis wrote:They are even going to use their A340-600 on day 4!!!

EY55/56: Days 1 2 5: arriving at BRU: 14.05h departing at BRU: 22.20h A330
EY57/58: days 3 7: arriving at BRU: 07.50h departing at BRU: 11.35h A330
EY57/58: day 4: arriving at BRU: 07.50h departing at BRU: 11.35h A340-600

Good job Brussels Airport!!
Can you please recheck and reconfirm this info? I'm getting a little nervous, because Amadeus is showing A332 for these dates again :? ...

But some positive news also:
EFF 01MAY09 AA88/89 BRU-ORD will be upgraded from 763ER to 772ER

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AA  89   BRU 11:05  ORD 12:50    777  0

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Post by Flying-Belgian » 15 Dec 2008, 10:11

Seems like AA upgradres ORD-BRU-ORD to the 777 ! Effective from 1st May 2009.
According to A.net forum, it won't be seasonal. ;)

That sounds like great news.

The route has been flown by a 767 since 1988, with some DC10 intervals in 1991-1992. 8-)

Can Atlantis confirm this ?

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Re: BRU summer 2009: latest news, routes, airlines

Post by SabenaForever » 15 Dec 2008, 13:09

Wel The AA website already changed the aircraft to a 777 from 1 may 2009!!!!
(I think this will be a good source) ;)

A 777 Bare Metal at BRU, just perfect! :D

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