Kzaant wrote: ↑
09 Aug 2019, 22:52
I got some exciting news about 2020 but i’m not 100% sure since it’s viavia I heard it from someone who knows someone working for BAC. Apparently Brussels Airport is working hard behind the scenes to attract new airlines!
-we can welcome soon Asiana!
-Singapore Airlines interested in starting a route but no concrete plans yet
-two new US routes are in the making but I have no idea which destinations and which airline, maybe lax and boston?
-Some Russian airline is planning to start flights to Moscow
-biggest surprise: oman air interested in launching flights to BRU
-Qatar interested in raising frequency to BRU
-apparently Cathay is not doing too well on the BRU route and since they’re having financial difficulties they might cancel the route I’m thinking now :/
-no news on Brussels Airlines
-BAC is very interested in routes to Latin America, Kenya and South Africa, but no news on this.
Ok this was all I remember, hope enough food for speculation :p
Please tell me if I'm wrong.
Asiana and SIA topics already talked about.
One of the 2 new routes might be Los Angeles, operated by Brussels Airlines (only rumor).
Last year, Red Wings Airlines wanted to launch flights using A223 from LED and not Moscow. However plans were given up it seems, due to a non-agreement between lessor and airline.
Oman Air would be interesting, using 788.
Qatar interested, but the most probable thing is to change the frequency from 8 to 14 weekly.
Cathay strategy is not the best I know. Cathay Pacific, Dragon and now HKexpress. 3 airlines under same Corp, if I was the boss, I would have already merged the 3 airlines and totally reorganised the network.
LATAM and Avianca Cargo are only steps forward commercial passengers lines I think... But for how long, that's a good question.
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