BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

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sn26567 wrote: 14 Oct 2020, 21:13
TLspotting wrote: 11 Oct 2020, 14:19 17 : Transavia starts Innsbruck INN route
Transavia (Netherlands) schedules Brussels – Innsbruck seasonal route from 17 December 2020 to 11 April 2021, with B737-800.
I think we made an article a while ago on the matter. :)
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Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

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TLspotting wrote: 11 Oct 2020, 14:19
TLspotting wrote: 20 Sep 2020, 12:50
OCTOBER

25 : Eurowings restarts Stuttgart STR route
25 : Georgian Airways restarts Tbilisi TBS route
25 : CSA Czech Airlines restarts Prague PRG route
25 : LOT Polish Airlines starts Budapest BUD route
26 : Air Canada opens to Toronto YYZ
27 : Ryanair restarts Essaouira ESU
29 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Luxor LXR
30 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Banjul BJL

NOVEMBER

1 : Thai restarts Bangkok BKK route
2 : El Al restarts Tel Aviv TLV route
8 : Brussels Airlines switches from Berlin TXL to Berlin BER
9 : Delta Air Lines restarts New York JFK route

DECEMBER

17 : Transavia starts Innsbruck INN route
OCTOBER

26 : UIA restarts Kyiv KBP route
26 : Air Algérie restarts Algiers ALG
27 : Ryanair restarts Essaouira ESU
29 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Luxor LXR
30 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Banjul BJL

NOVEMBER

1 : Georgian Airways restarts Tbilisi TBS route
2 : Sun-Air of Scandinavia launches to Billund BLL
8 : Brussels Airlines switches from Berlin TXL to Berlin BER
9 : Eurowings restarts Stuttgart STR route

DECEMBER

1 : Thai restarts Bangkok BKK route
3 : El Al restarts Tel Aviv TLV route
15 : Air Belgium launches Mauritius MRU route
17 : Transavia starts Innsbruck INN route
17 : CSA Czech Airlines restarts Prague PRG route
19 : Finnair launches route to Kittilä KTT
Thai will not restart Brussels in December. Also all other international destinations are cancelled till 2021.

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Air Belgium neither. MRU route delayed until 30 March 2021.

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JANUARY

5 : Cathay Pacific restarts Hong Kong HKG
14 : Air Canada opens to Toronto YYZ
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Important changes :

OCTOBER

26 : UIA restarts Kyiv KBP route
31 : Ryanair restarts Essaouira ESU

NOVEMBER

2 : Air Algérie restarts Algiers ALG
8 : Brussels Airlines switches from Berlin TXL to Berlin BER
12 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Luxor LXR
27 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Banjul BJL

DECEMBER

1 : Eurowings restarts Stuttgart STR route
3 : Georgian Airways restarts Tbilisi TBS route
3 : El Al restarts Tel Aviv TLV route
17 : Transavia starts Innsbruck INN route
17 : CSA Czech Airlines restarts Prague PRG route
19 : Finnair launches route to Kittilä KTT
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UIA restart expected on 27 November 2020.
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ANA resumes passenger flights to Brussels in December :

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ana- ... -december/
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Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (a regional airline of DR Congo based in N'Djili) to shortly add its first A330-200, MSN 505 (formerly with Cyprus Airways and Air Europa), as the airline looks to add flights to Brussels from Kinshasa.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/comp ... -brussels/

How? The airline is banned by the EU!!!
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They might be trying to get an exception, so their A330 is allowed in the EU. A similar construction has been used e.g. with TAAG Angola, which was only allowed to use certain B777s on their routes to Portugal.

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sn26567 wrote: 04 Nov 2020, 18:26 Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (a regional airline of DR Congo based in N'Djili) to shortly add its first A330-200, MSN 505 (formerly with Cyprus Airways and Air Europa), as the airline looks to add flights to Brussels from Kinshasa.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/comp ... -brussels/

How? The airline is banned by the EU!!!
sdbelgium wrote: 04 Nov 2020, 18:38 They might be trying to get an exception, so their A330 is allowed in the EU. A similar construction has been used e.g. with TAAG Angola, which was only allowed to use certain B777s on their routes to Portugal.
Since November 2008, TAAG Angola Airlines was restricted indeed. But on 4th April 2019, they were removed from the list, whilst all other airlines from Angola remained blacklisted (except for Heli Malongo too).

The problem for CAA is more serious then TAAG had. All DRC airlines all banned by the European Commission under Annex A, and this leaves CAA 3 possibilities: ask the EU for a full un-ban in Annex A, ask for a restricted un-ban in Annex B for their ‘new’ A330, or apply the intermediate of a third airline (EU: “Air carriers listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased aircraft of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.”).

And their country isn’t helping them. The official RVA website (Régie des Voies Aériennes) hasn’t been updated since 2016. They do have a Facebook page, but then there were press reports in May 2020 that RVA salaries weren’t paid for two months. On top, the DRC's accident investigation board BPEA (Bureau Permanent d'Enquêtes d'Accidents et Incidents d'Aviation) has run out of funds, hampering accident investigations. Same finance problems for another similar board, Corsada (“Centre de coordination des opérations de recherche et de sauvetage des aéronefs en détresse et/ou accidentés”).

With such official approach, there is no chance that CAA will get an unban from the Annex A or the Annex B list. So they will have to register their own A330-200 msn 505 abroad. AND then they will have to ask the European Union for traffic rights - a permission that is described in "provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with". Any volunteers?

Sources:
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-505.htm
http://www.rva.cd/
https://www.facebook.com/RVARDC/
http://avherald.com/h?article=4dd31b90&opt=0
https://lemaximum.cd/aviation-bpea-ccac ... -en-panne/

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TLspotting wrote: 19 Oct 2020, 14:41 Important changes :

OCTOBER

26 : UIA restarts Kyiv KBP route
31 : Ryanair restarts Essaouira ESU

NOVEMBER

2 : Air Algérie restarts Algiers ALG
8 : Brussels Airlines switches from Berlin TXL to Berlin BER
12 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Luxor LXR
27 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Banjul BJL

DECEMBER

1 : Eurowings restarts Stuttgart STR route
3 : Georgian Airways restarts Tbilisi TBS route
3 : El Al restarts Tel Aviv TLV route
17 : Transavia starts Innsbruck INN route
17 : CSA Czech Airlines restarts Prague PRG route
19 : Finnair launches route to Kittilä KTT
NOVEMBER

8 : Brussels Airlines switches from Berlin TXL to Berlin BER
27 : UIA restarts Kyiv KBP route

DECEMBER

2 : Air Algérie restarts Algiers ALG
3 : El Al restarts Tel Aviv TLV route
10 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Luxor LXR
17 : Transavia starts Innsbruck INN route
17 : CSA Czech Airlines restarts Prague PRG route
17 : ANA restarts Tokyo NRT
18 : TUI fly Belgium restarts Banjul BJL
19 : Finnair launches route to Kittilä KTT

JANUARY

5 : Cathay Pacific restarts Hong Kong HKG
11 : Eurowings restarts Stuttgart STR route
14 : Air Canada opens to Toronto YYZ

FEBRUARY

MARCH

26 : Icelandair restarts Reykjavik KEF
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sn26567 wrote: 04 Nov 2020, 18:26 Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (a regional airline of DR Congo based in N'Djili) to shortly add its first A330-200, MSN 505 (formerly with Cyprus Airways and Air Europa), as the airline looks to add flights to Brussels from Kinshasa.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/comp ... -brussels/

How? The airline is banned by the EU!!!
What Passenger says is really interesting... CAA A330 might be registered in Malta? And technics at BRU?

Only speculation...
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Blue Air cuts Iasi base, with Beauvais, Brussels, Cologne, Luton, Munich and Turin stopped.

(global update about W20/21 and S21 BRU operations to come soon)
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Finnair cancels Brussels-Kittilä route before it starts :

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/finn ... it-starts/
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Transavia cancels planned route between Brussels and Innsbruck, TUI fly transfers Innsbruck flights from Antwerp to Brussels :

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -brussels/
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Cathay, firstly postponed till end March 2021 has cut its route to Brussels.
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TLspotting wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 08:29 Cathay, firstly postponed till end March 2021 has cut its route to Brussels.
An opportunity for Air Belgium to restart the route, but from Brussels this time?
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sn26567 wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 10:51
TLspotting wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 08:29 Cathay, firstly postponed till end March 2021 has cut its route to Brussels.
An opportunity for Air Belgium to restart the route, but from Brussels this time?
Some important Asian links are falling away. Singapore Airlines has still to confirm the start up of the Singapore route. But it will not be soon.
Cathay to cut Hong Kong was an other important one. But still also has to be confirmed

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I'm not sure PS will start KBP-BRU-KBP route, it is not at all on sale on their site for the entire winter season. Same for the summer.

Sun Air of Denmark as mentioned will resume BLL-BRU in August 2021, but that is for all their routes. They save more money grounding their aircraft than flying them empty. It'll be a difficult winter for all unfortunately.

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