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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by ostair » 04 Jan 2017, 18:09

Don't forget the plans for a detour of the coastal tram via the airport.
Well, the management will ask Mr Weyts for such a detour.

http://www.focus-wtv.be/nieuws/ontsluit ... n-kusttram

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Post by luchtzak » 04 Jan 2017, 21:31

An English version was not available on the Ostend-Bruges airport website, in my opinion that would help attracting foreign investors and airlines/cargo carriers...

Well, here is the English translation (thanks Ivan)

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/ostend- ... lans-2017/

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Post by ostair » 05 Jan 2017, 14:55

There are also talks with Global lift to have a maintenance base at EBOS.

Does anyone know what the progress is of Global lift?
The only info I found was a set up in the winter of 2016-2017 with a fleet of 747's.
But isn't this the type of planes that aren't very welcome at BRU due to the noise regulation...

Would seem more logical to operate from OST if you already have a maintenance hangar...

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Post by Yuqu12 » 05 Jan 2017, 20:47

Indeed a good question on the progress of Global Lift. Is there a thread on this topic on the forum?

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Post by luchtzak » 05 Jan 2017, 20:57

Yuqu12 wrote:Indeed a good question on the progress of Global Lift. Is there a thread on this topic on the forum?
No

https://www.aviation24.be/search/?cx=00541 ... 1974265j18


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Post by sn26567 » 23 Feb 2017, 20:59

Thanks for the link, ostair. We put the article on our main page for more visibility.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/ostend- ... l-airport/
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Post by ostair » 01 Mar 2017, 22:32

The new departure terminal will open on 31/03/2017.
It will feature a duty free shop and a self service bistro.

Randstad will provide the staff for Erasmus catering.

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Post by ostair » 07 Mar 2017, 21:00

Some footage from the regional broadcaster;

http://www.focus-wtv.be/nieuws/aerocirc ... ntmantelen

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Post by ostair » 10 Mar 2017, 22:56

Excellent news for BRU.

Regarding the noise regulation, OST will NOT approach any airline wishing the leave BRU.
In fact, they aren't active looking for new customers.The customer will come to them...

If a airline feels like operating from OST well they can contact the airport.

Source: Mrs Catherine Stuyck in a interview with "De krant van West Vlaanderen"

No doubt many airlines will come to OST or ANR for the lovely eyes of Mrs Stuyck or Mr Buelens..--))

EGIS in Paris is in coma...

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Post by ostair » 24 Mar 2017, 13:13

The number of destinations from EBOS is raising to 21 this summer.
TUI will be flying from OST to Enfidha NBE every Wednesday in July and August 2017.

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 06 Apr 2017, 21:40

Today TUIfly operated the first flight to Eskisehir, Turkey out of Ostend airport.
To celebrate this occasion ,passengers received a welcome with free Baklava and coffee in the OST airport hall.
8-) .

TUIfly intends to offer this destination until end of October with 2 flights a week(Mo-Thu)(april:Thu only)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 4969319967

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Post by ostair » 19 Apr 2017, 22:05

The renewed departure lounge is open as from today.

The security check area is capable of taking 3 lanes instead of 1 in the past.
Passengers can still have a drink or a meal in the Belair before check in but now they are also able to have a meal, drink or snack after the security check.
In the past there were only vending machines with drinks and sweets.
A tax free shop and bookstore is to open this summer.

A further refurb of the terminal building is on its way.
So far new signs have been added.

http://www.focus-wtv.be/nieuws/vertrekh ... uw-kleedje

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 2258567238

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Post by ostair » 24 Jun 2017, 23:15

I interview with Mr Buelens...

Hopefully a new destination to the UK this year.
Some new destinations for the summer of 2018.

http://www.hln.be/regio/nieuws-uit-oost ... -a3190960/

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Post by 3toons » 25 Jun 2017, 22:50

I hope this route to the UK actually comes to fruition. Hopefully it will include a connection to Scotland. I have stopped going to Oostende from Ayrshire in Scotland because not only is it too difficult to get to (two planes and two trains) but every time I go something always goes wrong - train staff go on strike and everyone gets forced to leave the train and expected to make their own way from where the train stops to their final destination, or I get put on the wrong train by train staff, or the airport gets bombed. If there is ever an easier way to get to Oostende I will definately be back.

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Post by koja78 » 29 Jun 2017, 15:35

swimming?

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Post by Passenger » 19 Jul 2017, 17:14

RIP Matthias De Koninck (11/09/1991-14/07/2017), ATPL via Ostend Air College

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Re: 2017 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST) latest news

Post by ostair » 25 Aug 2017, 14:42

Renewed website : www.ostendairport.aero

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 25 Aug 2017, 15:40

Renewed website : www.ostendairport.aero
Where's the info for private pilots considering a visit? Operating hours? Fuel availability? Landing fees? Credit card acceptance? Mandatory handling? &c &c Some of that can be found, but a single web page showing all of it together would be a sign of welcome.

Looks like private planes are not really welcome, or at least not the prime target audience

(same goes for the EBAW website, similarly renewed)

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