I think that bringing *all* short haul flights still under EW would bring us back to the issue we have now (rather complicated operations for EW), plus you downgrade the service on some routes with lots of frequent travellers (TXL, HAM). There are quite some connecting passengers here .PttU wrote: ↑24 Jun 2019, 12:15What if Eurowings for instance takes over the flights to and from HAM, TXL,... as Eurowings has a strong German base?
What if Eurowings takes over the flights to Heraklion, Marsa Alam, or other ex-TC-destinations, as those are clearly point-to-point? SN can still codeshare on these flights, but it would still match with "focus on A320" and point-to-point, and add some brand recognition for Eurowings in Brussels.
This is contrary to what LH seems to say today; focus more on the point to point in the home markets, and allign SN more with Network carriers.
What I can see happen though, are indeed the 100% tourism flights indeed becoming EW. I see some sense in that.
Even though, the Eurowings Short Haul presentation of today completely omits Belgium in this respect, so here again I don't think it is what they have in mind (at the moment, maybe they change their mind again).
Now, maybe thinking about the costs (and where to cut) at SN maybe isn't a bad idea either. There are quite some old gas guzzlers buzzing around, sadly.
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