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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 28 Jun 2019, 23:15

Maleth Aero to lease its A340-300 to Surinam Airways to operate on flights from Amsterdam to Paramaribo.

It looks like Air Belgium lost one of its oldest ACMI customers.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by lucas » 28 Jun 2019, 23:18

sn26567 wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 23:15
Maleth Aero to lease its A340-300 to Surinam Airways to operate on flights from Amsterdam to Paramaribo.

It looks like Air Belgium lost one of its oldest ACMI customers.
I thought to have read that it is an a340-600. So I think they lease it for its higher capacity?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by luchtzak » 28 Jun 2019, 23:31

When will Air Belgium's financial figures of 2018 be published ?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 28 Jun 2019, 23:32

lucas wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 23:18
sn26567 wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 23:15
Maleth Aero to lease its A340-300 to Surinam Airways to operate on flights from Amsterdam to Paramaribo.

It looks like Air Belgium lost one of its oldest ACMI customers.
I thought to have read that it is an a340-600. So I think they lease it for its higher capacity?
My mistake: !t's indeed an A340-600 (9H-PGS). But it replaces Surinam Airways' A340-300 !
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 29 Jun 2019, 08:59

luchtzak wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 23:31
When will Air Belgium's financial figures of 2018 be published ?
I haven't heard anything about.
sn26567 wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 23:15
Maleth Aero to lease its A340-300 to Surinam Airways to operate on flights from Amsterdam to Paramaribo.

It looks like Air Belgium lost one of its oldest ACMI customers.
Not really. SLM already leased in the past a Plus Ultra A343.

But tbh, OO-ABA is at AMM, for D-Check, ABB is flying for BA, ABD and ABE for LOT, so it means there's no aircraft available for SLM request.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 08 Jul 2019, 16:00

8 July but no info coming from Air Belgium for a while now...
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Post by TLspotting » 08 Jul 2019, 16:32

Are they going to launch very soon their own operations?
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by Passenger » 08 Jul 2019, 16:37

TLspotting wrote:
08 Jul 2019, 16:00
8 July but no info coming from Air Belgium for a while now...
Indeed: no info about the re-re-re-relaunch of Hong Kong, no info about their new destination(s), no info about their ACMI plans, no info about their financial result 2018 (their annual general meeting was 27th May 2019).

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Post by TLspotting » 15 Jul 2019, 09:10

The D-Check at AMM lasts 6 weeks for OOABA.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by Desert Rat » 15 Jul 2019, 23:06

AMMAN, Air Belgium + Brussels Airlines
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 16 Jul 2019, 08:12

Desert Rat wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 23:06
AMMAN, Air Belgium + Brussels Airlines
May I use it on my Facebook Group ?
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by brabel » 16 Jul 2019, 11:15

Starting flights to Martinique on 7 September.
2 times a week.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by Linty » 16 Jul 2019, 12:14

brabel wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 11:15
Starting flights to Martinique on 7 September.
2 times a week.
December 7 it is.

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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 16 Jul 2019, 13:07

Linty wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 12:14
brabel wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 11:15
Starting flights to Martinique on 7 September.
2 times a week.
December 7 it is.
Martinique AND Guadeloupe it is.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... artinique/
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by Avnu » 16 Jul 2019, 13:35

With Kinshasa and Miami supposed to follow. https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviati ... 45568.html

(As says the article here. Sorry, was too late in spotting that)

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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by Acid-drop » 16 Jul 2019, 13:46

finally a plan that makes sense ...
Martinique AND Guadeloupe, same flight, triangle, I suppose ?
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 16 Jul 2019, 14:19

Acid-drop wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 13:46
finally a plan that makes sense ...
Martinique AND Guadeloupe, same flight, triangle, I suppose ?
Exactly.

Sorry for my late answer on the forum but I have been working all the day on the topic, and I've got my personal work as well. It is a great news.
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16 Jul 2019, 13:35
With Kinshasa and Miami supposed to follow. https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviati ... 45568.html

(As says the article here. Sorry, was too late in spotting that)
It has been already updated since.
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by nordikcam » 16 Jul 2019, 15:10

Avnu wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 13:35
With Kinshasa and Miami supposed to follow. https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviati ... 45568.html

(As says the article here. Sorry, was too late in spotting that)
Can anybody explain to me why MIA would work with AB from Charleroi whereas MIA did not work with TUI airlines from BRU ...?

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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by lumumba » 16 Jul 2019, 15:33

Is there a risk for Brussels Airlines to lose the authorisation to fly 7 times a week?
I suppose Air Belgium will take over the rights that normally a Congolese airline should use but what are the reciprocal agreements?
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Re: Air Belgium in 2019

Post by Passenger » 16 Jul 2019, 16:20

nordikcam wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 15:10
Avnu wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 13:35
With Kinshasa and Miami supposed to follow.
https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviati ... 45568.html
Can anybody explain to me why MIA would work with AB from Charleroi whereas MIA did not work with TUI airlines from BRU ...?
Nope - I can't explain that. I also don't know how it can work.

If Bet-online would have opened an online gambling game few months ago "what will be the next 3 destinations from Air Belgium?", those who would have put money on "Guadeloupe/Martinique, Kinshasa, Miami" would now cash in millions.

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Interesting article in L'Echo: their 20M € funds ("paid-up capital"?) are totally gone, and they received another 10M € funding from Sogepa (4M), SRIW (1M), SFPI (1M), Sabena Aerospace (1M) and new Chinese and/or Congolese investors (3M). And an outstanding amount with Airbus Finance (5M €) has been changed into a long term debt. I'm looking forward to their financial status end of 2018...

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