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Guys !
I have 2 news !
Schedule of AB is available !
It was an interview of the CEO by a journalist of Business Traveller : https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... pril-2018/
A schedule for the four-times-weekly Hong Kong route also has been announced. The airline will fly out of Brussels South Charleroi Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 1400, arriving in Hong Kong the following morning at 0730 following a 12-hour journey.

The return leg will then depart Hong Kong International Airport on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1130 and land back at Brussels South at 1830 the same day.
It means...
XXxxx ABBxxxx CRL-HKG 14:00 07:30+1 1-34--7
XXxxx ABBxxxx HKG-CRL 11:30 18:30 12-45--

And both aircrafts are supposed to be transfered at CRL on Monday 26...(Source : friend)
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So no flights on saturday? Does this also mean that one of them is spending almost a day on ground in CRL? Arriving at 18:30 and leaving only 14:00 the next day?

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Yuqu12 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 10:26 So no flights on saturday? Does this also mean that one of them is spending almost a day on ground in CRL? Arriving at 18:30 and leaving only 14:00 the next day?
There needs to be some slack in the schedule for delays and maintenance tasks.

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Yuqu12 wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 10:26 So no flights on saturday? Does this also mean that one of them is spending almost a day on ground in CRL? Arriving at 18:30 and leaving only 14:00 the next day?
Not "almost a day", but a full day of course; and the other aircraft as well!

The way the schedule is built, they need 2 aircraft to do the job. But for 4 return flights a week, they can fly each aircraft twice a week or, with no outbound flight Fri nor Sat, they can choose to operate 3 return for 1 and 1 return for the other, alternating the following week. In this case, one aircraft can stay 2 full days on the ground, unless other flights are introduced in the schedule of course.

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Desert Rat wrote: 21 Mar 2018, 04:28
Passenger wrote: 20 Mar 2018, 20:17 After all, with the new "investors" SIRW and FPM, and with Sowaer already involved, they're very close to a EU investigation into forbitten state aid. Specially when even more taxpayers money will be invested in a runway extension that is a waste of money (the EU doens't make a difference between federal and regional authorities).
Every time you comment on this topic it's to blame ABA to have chosen CRL, to highlight how stupid their decision is or to try to get attention from journalist or EU to stir the pot around so-called forbidden state aid.
Their competition didn't need a pointer from me about "state aid". It's obvious. It's public. They even gave a press conference about it: two state departments are injecting money in a private company in a highly competitive world. (Trust you know that the EU doesn't make a difference between aid from a regional vehicle that is owned by another regional vehicle, and federal state aid: the EU regards both as Belgian).

How many law firms are working on it by now? My guess: at least three. Without having seen my post.
Desert Rat wrote: 21 Mar 2018, 04:28 Me think, the decision is taken and it is up to ABA to assume their choice, they have been supported by market experts from OEM, but also suppliers (Sabre, Amadeus,???,etc...), they have build their business plan around recommendations and personal experience, so let's give them a chance to prove you wrong, sit back, relax and enjoy the show, it will start soon...and if it ends before year end, so be it, at least they were not part of the blaming people but the one who tried to build something.
Their initial business plan was to start flying as from early 2016. Unfortunately, Plan A had to be cancelled. So please, don't blame me for saying that it seems they also had to cancel Plan B meanwhile. And don't blame for saying that it will be very hard for them to compete against Cathay and Hainan, when doing so out of CRL.

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Is the reservation system open? If it does not mean that they are only looking for Chinese customers and advise me to fly with HU or CX where I can easily book a flight!

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I am officially a spotter now :D This is OO-ABB fresh from the stickershop ;-)

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-b ... ew-livery/

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Well, for a newbie spotter you did have the good sense to picture the plane from the right side :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Well done!

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luchtzak wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 18:04 I am officially a spotter now :D This is OO-ABB fresh from the stickershop ;-)

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-b ... ew-livery/

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The M seems a little bit crooked or misplaced :lol: Anyway this bird is really pretty. Can't wait for the booking facility to get online so I can book that ticket for the summer!

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Oh noooo !
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ABA : engine covers are yellow.
ABB : engine covers are red.


They didn't put the colours in the right order !
:mrgreen:

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The covers on ABA are red as well, they're just washed out by the sodium lighting. :)
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kly wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 18:37 The M seems a little bit crooked or misplaced
Same on ABA. I guess that's because the fuselage is getting narrower in this area, thus the impression.
But well... definitly looks weird.


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Looks really great!

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Isn't Gustin looking for a job? He could be a positive value to this operation.

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TLspotting wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 09:17 both aircrafts are supposed to be transfered at CRL on Monday 26...(Source : friend)
Any update ?

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Does anyone knows when they will start with the first flight to HKG? tx

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Flanker3 wrote: 26 Mar 2018, 09:16 Isn't Gustin looking for a job?
He has already a job: Director of Elia.
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SLM wrote: 26 Mar 2018, 14:47 Does anyone know when they will start with the first flight to HKG? tx
You look in a hurry to take a flight to HKG with Air Belgium :)
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Amavro wrote: 26 Mar 2018, 13:39
TLspotting wrote: 24 Mar 2018, 09:17 both aircrafts are supposed to be transfered at CRL on Monday 26...(Source : friend)
Any update ?
A matter of days!

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