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A330 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 13:24
sn26567 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 11:47
And I am sure that the Belgian diplomatic representation in Kinshasa is pushing the new President to grant additional slots to Brussels Airlines, as requested by Christina Foerster.
Does anybody know whether SN still have capacity in their current fleet of 10 A330's to operate any additional flights to Kinshasa if those rights return? Or would that require/imply extra aircraft?
I tried to find out whether the extra flights to Dakar and Banjul this winter extended into the summer season but their online timetable did not provide any results. Any news on that? Or is all capacity from cancelling Mumbai gone to Accra and Lomé?
From what I heard, SN kept capacity available to increase frequency to FIH again and they try to wait as long as possible before redeploying that capacity elsewhere. More should be known by the end of next week or the week thereafter.
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sn26567 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 18:42
A330 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 13:24
sn26567 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 11:47
And I am sure that the Belgian diplomatic representation in Kinshasa is pushing the new President to grant additional slots to Brussels Airlines, as requested by Christina Foerster.
Does anybody know whether SN still have capacity in their current fleet of 10 A330's to operate any additional flights to Kinshasa if those rights return? Or would that require/imply extra aircraft?
I tried to find out whether the extra flights to Dakar and Banjul this winter extended into the summer season but their online timetable did not provide any results. Any news on that? Or is all capacity from cancelling Mumbai gone to Accra and Lomé?
From what I heard, SN kept capacity available to increase frequency to FIH again and they try to wait as long as possible before redeploying that capacity elsewhere. More should be known by the end of next week or the week thereafter.
I assume they also keep capacity to resume IAD in the summer schedules, if I'm right.
So far, they also had at least one of their 332 in Lisbon for maintenance during the whole winter season; but SFO is supposed to leave the fleet in February (already replaced by SFE).

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Interesting article on Routes Online about the African expertise of Brussels airlines and routes development:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... b-20190215

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Welcome to Aviation24 KJK!

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KJK wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 14:55
Interesting article on Routes Online about the African expertise of Brussels airlines and routes development:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... b-20190215
I see at least three errors in this article:
  • The load factor did not increase in January, but decreased slightly.
  • All flights to Dakar are non-stop, but three of them are not continuing to other destinations
  • Brussels Airlines will not launch the Wroclaw destination in 2019
Other than that, interesting article indeed.
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KJK wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 14:55
Interesting article on Routes Online about the African expertise of Brussels airlines and routes development:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... b-20190215
They keep on speaking about the Brussels "hub" all the time. Let's hope it stays a real hub indeed!

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sn26567 wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 17:20
KJK wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 14:55
Interesting article on Routes Online about the African expertise of Brussels airlines and routes development:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/br ... b-20190215
I see at least three errors in this article:
  • The load factor did not increase in January, but decreased slightly.
  • All flights to Dakar are non-stop, but three of them are not continuing to other destinations
  • Brussels Airlines will not launch the Wroclaw destination in 2019
Other than that, interesting article indeed.
Hi André,

I think they were referring to the 2018 figures, not 2019

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Lufthansa-topman stopt als bestuurder bij Brussels Airlines

Carsten Spohr, the CEO of Lufthansa, is no longer part of the board of directors of SN Airholding, the holding company above the airline Brussels Airlines. The council was also reduced from nine to five people, including two Belgians.

https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaa ... 99716.html

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^^ Is that a good or a bad thing ? (when it comes to keeping the Brussels Airlines brand)

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I was wondering the same.
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sn26567 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 11:47
luchtzak wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 10:43
Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines is allowed to fly 7 (!!) times per week to Kinshasa.
Indeed, but with a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the capacity is much lower than on SN's A330.

And I am sure that the Belgian diplomatic representation in Kinshasa is pushing the new President to grant additional slots to Brussels Airlines, as requested by Christina Foerster.
I think that the Turkish state/Turkish Airlines is more willing to do (favorable) concessions with DRC that aren't kosher from the outside view, while Brussels Airlines is upholding "clean hands", hence Turkish Airlines is allowed to fly more.

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Boavida wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 16:31
^^ Is that a good or a bad thing ? (when it comes to keeping the Brussels Airlines brand)
There are still enough Germans on the Board!
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Brussels Airlines can reinstate its daily frequency between Kinshasa and Brussels

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Woaw great news :D :D :D
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Aerofool wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 15:03
Brussels Airlines can reinstate its daily frequency between Kinshasa and Brussels
from when?

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brabel wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 16:05
Aerofool wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 15:03
Brussels Airlines can reinstate its daily frequency between Kinshasa and Brussels
from when?
Gradually ==> https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... ly-flight/

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A330 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 13:24
sn26567 wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 11:47
luchtzak wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 10:43
Meanwhile, Turkish Airlines is allowed to fly 7 (!!) times per week to Kinshasa.
Indeed, but with a Boeing 737 MAX 8, the capacity is much lower than on SN's A330.

And I am sure that the Belgian diplomatic representation in Kinshasa is pushing the new President to grant additional slots to Brussels Airlines, as requested by Christina Foerster.
Does anybody know whether SN still have capacity in their current fleet of 10 A330's to operate any additional flights tot Kinshasa if those rights return? Or would that require/imply extra aircraft?
I tried to find out whether the extra flights to Dakar and Banjul this winter extended into the summer season but their online timetable did not provide any results. Any news on that? Or is all capacity from canceling Mumbai gone to Accra and Lomé?
Probably not, in the last months that I've been working at the airport they've had to delay or cancel a flight daily because they just don't have enough planes. I should state that this always happens because something goes wrong with one of the aircraft....so they may have enough of every aircraft is operational, but that doesn't seem to happen often!

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Eurowings' 2x A343, operated by Brussels Airlines, will leave the fleet this year and will be replaced by 3x A333, also operated by Brussels Airlines.

The A333's will be sourced from Lufthansa, which will take back (and retire?) the A343's.

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... rbus-a340s

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luchtzak wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 16:56
brabel wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 16:05
Aerofool wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 15:03
Brussels Airlines can reinstate its daily frequency between Kinshasa and Brussels
from when?
Gradually ==> https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... ly-flight/
I hope they will reinstall the third flight to Luanda with the summer timetable....
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Brussels Airlines appoints Swiss national Edi Wolfensberger as Managing Director Operations, taking over from Thibault Demoulin, who will remain within the company as A330 pilot. Edi also joins the Board of Directors.

Another Belgian makes room for a Lufthansa guy.
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