Cathay Pacific has announced new direct non-stop routes to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen

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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by sn26567 » 01 Sep 2017, 00:35

Bralo20 wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 12:49
luchtzak wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 12:31
We will ask Air Belgium which steps they will take...
Without AOC? Nothing. I wonder how long they are still going to sit and wait. VLM has their Slovenian subsidiary with an AOC but AB doesn't have that and for some reason I'm not sure that the FOD Mobiliteit will issue an AOC soon, maybe they'll better look at other countries to obtains an AOC?
Air Belgium says that the FPS Mobility (or its agency the Belgian CAA) is not responsible for the delays. Questioned by Luchtzak.be, Air Belgium declared: "Starting a new airline means passion, hard work and ... patience. Delays are due to internal progress, not the BCAA as a few media reported."
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Re: Cathay Pacific has announced it will open new direct non-stop routes to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen

Post by crew1990 » 01 Sep 2017, 00:52

I guess the next Asian destination could be Singapore with Singapore Airlines?

Wich major Asian destination still missing in BRU, I see Singapore for Singapore Airlines, Seoul for Asiana, Delhi and Teheran for Brussels Airlines, what else?

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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by Bralo20 » 01 Sep 2017, 07:50

sn26567 wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 00:35
Air Belgium says that the FPS Mobility (or its agency the Belgian CAA) is not responsible for the delays. Questioned by Luchtzak.be, Air Belgium declared: "Starting a new airline means passion, hard work and ... patience. Delays are due to internal progress, not the BCAA as a few media reported."
That's even worse...

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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by HQ_BRU_Lover » 01 Sep 2017, 09:54

quixoticguide wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 13:01
HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 12:38
Fantastic news, well done to those involved!

What long haul airlines except of the home carrier do we welcome now:
Air Canada, Air Transat, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Ethiopian, Hainan, Icelandair, Qatar, Rwandair, Thai, United, WOW Air, ...

Did I forgot some?
WOW air is not long haul!
Neither Icelandair than or...?

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Post by Airbus A330 » 01 Sep 2017, 10:15

HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 09:54
quixoticguide wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 13:01
WOW air is not long haul!
Neither Icelandair than or...?
Hello! :)
According to some memories from my study years, flight times are categorized as such:

Short haul => 0h -> 1h59
Medium haul => 2h00 -> 5h59
Long haul => 6h00 -> <
;)

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Re: Cathay Pacific has announced it will open new direct non-stop routes to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen

Post by Airbus A330 » 01 Sep 2017, 10:19

CX at BRU... A dream becoming true! 8-) :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by YYZ727 » 01 Sep 2017, 10:59

HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 12:38
Fantastic news, well done to those involved!

What long haul airlines except of the home carrier do we welcome now:
Air Canada, Air Transat, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Ethiopian, Hainan, Icelandair, Qatar, Rwandair, Thai, United, WOW Air, ...

Did I forgot some?
I would consider Qeshm to Tehran as longhaul, or are those flights discontinued already ?

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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by quixoticguide » 01 Sep 2017, 13:28

YYZ727 wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 10:59
HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 12:38
Fantastic news, well done to those involved!

What long haul airlines except of the home carrier do we welcome now:
Air Canada, Air Transat, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Ethiopian, Hainan, Icelandair, Qatar, Rwandair, Thai, United, WOW Air, ...

Did I forgot some?
I would consider Qeshm to Tehran as longhaul, or are those flights discontinued already ?
Yes, Qeshm still flies to Tehran.
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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by quixoticguide » 01 Sep 2017, 13:32

Airbus A330 wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 10:15
HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 09:54
quixoticguide wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 13:01
WOW air is not long haul!
Neither Icelandair than or...?
Hello! :)
According to some memories from my study years, flight times are categorized as such:

Short haul => 0h -> 1h59
Medium haul => 2h00 -> 5h59
Long haul => 6h00 -> <
;)

Eurocontrol defines short-haul routes as shorter than 1,500 km (810 nmi), medium-haul between 1,500 and 4,000 km (810 and 2,160 nmi) and long-haul routes as longer than 4,000 km (2,200 nmi).
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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by fets » 01 Sep 2017, 20:07

quixoticguide wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 13:28
YYZ727 wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 10:59
I would consider Qeshm to Tehran as longhaul, or are those flights discontinued already ?
Yes, Qeshm still flies to Tehran.
Does anyone know where the Qeshm flights can be booked ? even on their own website, Brussels is not listed as an origin/destination.. I looked at a few OTA's, but no flights showed up on Tuesday to Tuesday flights to IKA in the coming weeks.

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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by luchtzak » 01 Sep 2017, 20:22

fets wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 20:07
quixoticguide wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 13:28
YYZ727 wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 10:59
I would consider Qeshm to Tehran as longhaul, or are those flights discontinued already ?
Yes, Qeshm still flies to Tehran.
Does anyone know where the Qeshm flights can be booked ? even on their own website, Brussels is not listed as an origin/destination.. I looked at a few OTA's, but no flights showed up on Tuesday to Tuesday flights to IKA in the coming weeks.
Travel agents basically, I once found a Belgian website promoting the tickets it was in Farsi.

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Re: Cathay Pacific has announced it will open new direct non-stop routes to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen

Post by sean1982 » 02 Sep 2017, 06:56

No doubt now that CX "and their code share partner" have announced their flight and able to start sales, the BCAA will soon release the aoc for air belgium :)

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Re: Cathay Pacific has announced new direct non-stop routes to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen

Post by domtom » 13 Sep 2017, 08:26

I read on airlinersnet that CX is closing down Düsseldorf service to open Brussels connection. What are the chances of Cathay succeeds in Brussels, particularly as there are quite a lot of flights to Asia now

So is it realistic for Asiana and Singapore to open connections to Brussels as well? In nutshell, is the market between brussels/Belgium and Asia that big?

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Re: Cathay Pacific has announced new direct non-stop routes to Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen

Post by Stij » 13 Sep 2017, 09:28

domtom wrote:
13 Sep 2017, 08:26
I read on airlinersnet that CX is closing down Düsseldorf service to open Brussels connection. What are the chances of Cathay succeeds in Brussels, particularly as there are quite a lot of flights to Asia now
I think there's a market yes, especially as CX has excellent connections to the South of China (e.g. Fujian Province) and the rest of Asia / Oceania.
domtom wrote:
13 Sep 2017, 08:26
So is it realistic for Asiana and Singapore to open connections to Brussels as well? In nutshell, is the market between brussels/Belgium and Asia that big?
That I don't know... of course there will be cannibalism on other routes like e.g. Thai on BKK or HU on PEK and PVG...

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Re: BRU Winter 2017-18: news, new routes, airlines

Post by Airbus A330 » 17 Sep 2017, 11:53

quixoticguide wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 13:32
Eurocontrol defines short-haul routes as shorter than 1,500 km (810 nmi), medium-haul between 1,500 and 4,000 km (810 and 2,160 nmi) and long-haul routes as longer than 4,000 km (2,200 nmi).
OK, thanks a lot! ;)

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