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Post by BRUpilot » 02 Nov 2016, 15:43

Bralo20 wrote:WW463 BRU-KEF (days: 1357): 12h25 - 13h50
WW462 KEF-BRU (days: 1357): 06h15 - 11h35

50 minutes rotation in BRU, quite quickly I think...
Quickly indeed. Also because they'll (probably) be using their 220-seat a321, since they don't operate a320 aircraft anymore (since october 2016). Compare it with this: Icelandair's Boeing 752 has 183 seats and uses a TAT of 65 minutes at BRU.

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Post by BRUpilot » 02 Nov 2016, 15:45

Thomaaas wrote:DL also announced they are resuming the ATL flight in S17, again daily.
Year-round service or just seasonal?

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Post by Bralo20 » 02 Nov 2016, 16:29

BRUpilot wrote:
Bralo20 wrote:WW463 BRU-KEF (days: 1357): 12h25 - 13h50
WW462 KEF-BRU (days: 1357): 06h15 - 11h35

50 minutes rotation in BRU, quite quickly I think...
Quickly indeed. Also because they'll (probably) be using their 220-seat a321, since they don't operate a320 aircraft anymore (since october 2016). Compare it with this: Icelandair's Boeing 752 has 183 seats and uses a TAT of 65 minutes at BRU.
200 seat A321 indeed in the following configuration:

(27x XL seat, 34x XXL seat, 139 regular (cramped cattle) Y seat)

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Post by RoMax » 02 Nov 2016, 16:31

BRUpilot wrote: Quickly indeed. Also because they'll (probably) be using their 220-seat a321, since they don't operate a320 aircraft anymore (since october 2016). Compare it with this: Icelandair's Boeing 752 has 183 seats and uses a TAT of 65 minutes at BRU.
FR can turn around a full (189 seats) 738 in less than half the time. It's all a matter of how you organise the process. For Icelandair it is no goal to turn around as quickly as possible at the cost of 'service' (catering, much more baggage, possibly cargo(?), cleaning, ... ).

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Post by Sabena320 » 02 Nov 2016, 20:45

In summer Icelandair has a turnaround of 70 min and with current winter schedule it's 65 min. If delayed they still take into account 60 min for the turnaround. Although Icelandair doesn't have more pax on its B757 than WOW Air in its A321, they often transport tons of fish as cargo which takes quite some time to unload as well.

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Post by skumfiduse » 03 Nov 2016, 21:20

Inspired by another topic, I checked brusselsairlines.com and… Palma de Mallorca seems to become one of SN's new leisure destinations in 2017:

"Please be informed that we will start flying to Palma de Mallorca as of 29 April 2017."

Operated by Eurowings…?

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Post by crew1990 » 03 Nov 2016, 21:23

I was pretty sure t would be comig, but as eurowings is opening a based there i had a small doubt it would be operated by SN.

By the way Mallorca used to be a Brussels Airlines destination in the past :-)

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Post by sn26567 » 07 Nov 2016, 23:42

Qeshm Air (an airline from Iran) will launch service from the northwestern city of Tabriz to Hamburg in near future. The carrier also applied to launch service to Stockholm, Cologne, Amsterdam, Paris and Brussels as a number of A330s enter the fleet. Currently operations will likely be on-board one of the carrier's three A320-200s or five A300-600s.
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Post by sn26567 » 09 Nov 2016, 15:09

Cobalt (the new flagship airline of Cyprus, successor of bankrupt Cyprus Airways) plans to launch flights to Brussels (as well as to Paris and Amsterdam).
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Post by kleineboy » 16 Nov 2016, 18:41

Nordica

Plans Brussels - Tallinn in summer 2017 schedule

http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31813

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Post by BRUpilot » 20 Nov 2016, 20:43

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Etihad Airways announce a (major) expansion at our national Airport? I read somewhere they would come double daily, but already a long time ago... anybody more news on it? Did they mean the new cargo flights?

Btw, didn't know where to put it else, so sorry for the off topic-ness.

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Post by Bralo20 » 20 Nov 2016, 22:31

BRUpilot wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Etihad Airways announce a (major) expansion at our national Airport? I read somewhere they would come double daily, but already a long time ago... anybody more news on it? Did they mean the new cargo flights?

Btw, didn't know where to put it else, so sorry for the off topic-ness.
It's virtually every year that they request double daily slots but in the end they keep their 8x weekly schedule.

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Post by Thomaaas » 21 Nov 2016, 12:00

Air Transat adding two destinations ex BRU:
- YYZ: 3 weekly
- YOW: weekly

Source: http://www.travelweek.ca/news/air-trans ... xt-summer/

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Post by Yuqu12 » 21 Nov 2016, 14:11

So Air Transat will be flying daily then, but to different destinations?

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Post by Boeing767copilot » 21 Nov 2016, 14:28

These two are connecting flights via Montreal.

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Post by lumumba » 21 Nov 2016, 16:00

So nothing new than...
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by sn26567 » 26 Nov 2016, 17:54

New airline in Brussels: SunExpress (the joint subsidiary of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines) twice weekly to Ankara in Summer 2017.
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Post by sdbelgium » 26 Nov 2016, 23:12

sn26567 wrote:New airline in Brussels: SunExpress (the joint subsidiary of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines) twice weekly to Ankara in Summer 2017.
Wal also here last Summer, no?

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Post by Yuqu12 » 28 Nov 2016, 10:10

sdbelgium wrote:
sn26567 wrote:New airline in Brussels: SunExpress (the joint subsidiary of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines) twice weekly to Ankara in Summer 2017.
Wal also here last Summer, no?
Yep, when I went spotting on 24/7 I saw one :)

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Post by DannyVDB » 28 Nov 2016, 10:45

Yes, but that was for flights to Izmir.

They will extend the flights to Izmir from 2 to 3 and start the flights to Ankara.
After the succesful launch of direct flights to Izmir last summer, SunExpress will add direct flights to Ankara during summer 2017. As from 22 June, until late September, the flights to Turkey's capital will operate twice a week, while a 3rd weekly frequency is being added to the Izmir route.
Source: BRU Newsletter

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