I would add to that the almost revolting obsession of protecting the very high margins by the (foreign)shareholders of the airport.Atlantis wrote: ↑29 Oct 2019, 22:12 To shrink the fleet and number of destinations will make it more attractive for the competition. SN will lose market share. It will be much more difficult to come back and win pax for your airline.
Regular airlines and LCC will fill the gap.
This process will cost SN much more. Aviation is the mirror of how your country is performing. JV is also politics. And see there how weak everything is.
AMS is almost on lock regarding slots but KLM is still growing and making new interesting JV. LHR is so saturated but still airlines are opening new lines.
BRU is like an oase where almost nothing is moving but where are huge possibilities. Lack of ambition and too much focus on everything green
For all your pointed remarks about how Brussels Airlines's shareholder is reluctant to invest/spend big on them, I'd like to add that it could be in Brussels Airport's long term interest too to help their only home based network client grow by investing in them, albeit indirectly ... notably through slashing their fees... but such will definitely erode their margins, I admit and so it is as difficult to sign off on for them as it is for Lufthansa.
However, expecting others to come up with the cash and do all of the heavy lifting for you, so you can lean back and pocket the extra revenues streaming in from their increased activities without having done any upfront investments is not going to work, i'm afraid. Luftansa can spend its money elsewhere and get a better RoI from it; a BRU without a home based network carrier is just an overly expensive CRL: I would swallow the bitter pill today and offer them much lower fees asap, rather than having to lower them even more and for all, later...