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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by sn26567 » 15 Apr 2019, 18:57

SAS launches a new route between Brussels and Tromso, in the upper North of Norway, in January 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/sas/ ... uary-2020/
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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by TLspotting » 15 Apr 2019, 20:39

sn26567 wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 18:57
SAS launches a new route between Brussels and Tromso, in the upper North of Norway, in January 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/sas/ ... uary-2020/
Next step, Longyearbyen ? Why not !
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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by nordikcam » 15 Apr 2019, 20:41

TLspotting wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 20:39
sn26567 wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 18:57
SAS launches a new route between Brussels and Tromso, in the upper North of Norway, in January 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/sas/ ... uary-2020/
Next step, Longyearbyen ? Why not !
Maybe Bergen or Stavanger first ! ;)

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by sn26567 » 15 Apr 2019, 20:52

TLspotting wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 20:39
sn26567 wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 18:57
SAS launches a new route between Brussels and Tromso, in the upper North of Norway, in January 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/sas/ ... uary-2020/
Next step, Longyearbyen ? Why not !
Longyearbyen is served by TUI fly Belgium. But from Paris CDG :(
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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by Traveler » 25 Apr 2019, 22:18

Air Canada will upgrade its Montreal service this winter from the previously planned 787-8 to 787-9.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-24apr19/

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by A330 » 27 Apr 2019, 07:57

Traveler wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 22:18
Air Canada will upgrade its Montreal service this winter from the previously planned 787-8 to 787-9.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-24apr19/
I guess that would make the 789 the most frequent long-haul aircraft at BRU, behind the A333's of SN and Rwandair! Maybe still close to the A332, or does Hainan fly the 788 on BRU-PEK as well? Also I didn't know Ethiopian was flying the 789 instead of the smaller 788.
And we will also see all versions of the 787, as United will operate the 787-10. Slowly times are changing!

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by CTBke » 27 Apr 2019, 10:48

A330 wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 07:57
Traveler wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 22:18
Air Canada will upgrade its Montreal service this winter from the previously planned 787-8 to 787-9.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-24apr19/
I guess that would make the 789 the most frequent long-haul aircraft at BRU, behind the A333's of SN and Rwandair! Maybe still close to the A332, or does Hainan fly the 788 on BRU-PEK as well? Also I didn't know Ethiopian was flying the 789 instead of the smaller 788.
And we will also see all versions of the 787, as United will operate the 787-10. Slowly times are changing!
BRU is becoming a 787 airport ;-)
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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by Conti764 » 27 Apr 2019, 17:29

CTBke wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 10:48
A330 wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 07:57
Traveler wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 22:18
Air Canada will upgrade its Montreal service this winter from the previously planned 787-8 to 787-9.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-24apr19/
I guess that would make the 789 the most frequent long-haul aircraft at BRU, behind the A333's of SN and Rwandair! Maybe still close to the A332, or does Hainan fly the 788 on BRU-PEK as well? Also I didn't know Ethiopian was flying the 789 instead of the smaller 788.
And we will also see all versions of the 787, as United will operate the 787-10. Slowly times are changing!
BRU is becoming a 787 airport ;-)
Seems logical. The 787 is tailor made for smaller major airports like BRU. Not too much capacity, good economics, long range,...

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Post by TLspotting » 29 Apr 2019, 17:33

Traveler wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 22:18
Air Canada will upgrade its Montreal service this winter from the previously planned 787-8 to 787-9.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-24apr19/
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brus ... ing-787-9/
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Post by TLspotting » 29 May 2019, 23:25

TUI fly Belgium doubles frequency between Brussels, Mombasa and Zanzibar : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/tui- ... 2019-2020/
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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by rwandan-flyer » 26 Jun 2019, 21:35

Brussels Airlines will operate 5 flights a week to Kigali, instead of 6 (during the last IATA Winter season), from 28 October 2019 to 28 March 2020. The 6 weekly service will be back, from 31 March 2020.

I don't think it's related with the arrival of Egyptair, in Rwanda, in April 2019, which now serves Kigali, 2 times a week. Egytpair serves also Brussels. Demand is probably lower and I guess that SN will add more flights on some destinations and they need to reduce capcity on some routes.

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by sn26567 » 27 Jun 2019, 10:12

rwandan-flyer wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 21:35
Brussels Airlines will operate 5 flights a week to Kigali, instead of 6 (during the last IATA Winter season), from 28 October 2019 to 28 March 2020. The 6 weekly service will be back, from 31 March 2020.

I don't think it's related with the arrival of Egyptair, in Rwanda, in April 2019, which now serves Kigali, 2 times a week. Egytpair serves also Brussels. Demand is probably lower and I guess that SN will add more flights on some destinations and they need to reduce capcity on some routes.
What kind of equipment does EgyptAir use between Cairo and Kigali? I suspect it's a narrow-body, and as such it should not be serious competition for Brussels Airlines, except if they sell tickets at rock-bottom prices.
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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by Poiu » 27 Jun 2019, 10:52

sn26567 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 10:12
What kind of equipment does EgyptAir use between Cairo and Kigali? I suspect it's a narrow-body, and as such it should not be serious competition for Brussels Airlines, except if they sell tickets at rock-bottom prices.
People take FLIXBUS from Brussels to CDG and then fly CDG-BRU-KGL because the ticket from CDG is 50€ cheaper and the coach only costs 13€.

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by lumumba » 27 Jun 2019, 11:28

sn26567 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 10:12
rwandan-flyer wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 21:35
Brussels Airlines will operate 5 flights a week to Kigali, instead of 6 (during the last IATA Winter season), from 28 October 2019 to 28 March 2020. The 6 weekly service will be back, from 31 March 2020.

I don't think it's related with the arrival of Egyptair, in Rwanda, in April 2019, which now serves Kigali, 2 times a week. Egytpair serves also Brussels. Demand is probably lower and I guess that SN will add more flights on some destinations and they need to reduce capcity on some routes.
What kind of equipment does EgyptAir use between Cairo and Kigali? I suspect it's a narrow-body, and as such it should not be serious competition for Brussels Airlines, except if they sell tickets at rock-bottom prices.
I'm not agree with this statement narrow body aircraft is better than a bigger plane if you fly in economic class in my opinion.

I love to fly the A320 to Point noire in the past has a Y passenger much more comfortable and no risk to end in the middle of the 4 seats in the middle of the plane.
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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by luchtzak » 27 Jun 2019, 12:13

lumumba wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 11:28

I'm not agree with this statement narrow body aircraft is better than a bigger plane if you fly in economic class in my opinion.

I love to fly the A320 to Point noire in the past has a Y passenger much more comfortable and no risk to end in the middle of the 4 seats in the middle of the plane.
That's indeed a personal opinion, I guess it all depends on the seat plan. For example: I would love to travel for 10 hours on a Qatar Airways A320 with 12 business class seast and 132 economy class seats ;-)

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by MD-11forever » 27 Jun 2019, 13:18

rwandan-flyer wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 21:35
Brussels Airlines will operate 5 flights a week to Kigali, instead of 6 (during the last IATA Winter season), from 28 October 2019 to 28 March 2020. The 6 weekly service will be back, from 31 March 2020.

I don't think it's related with the arrival of Egyptair, in Rwanda, in April 2019, which now serves Kigali, 2 times a week. Egytpair serves also Brussels. Demand is probably lower and I guess that SN will add more flights on some destinations and they need to reduce capcity on some routes.
Maybe some of the older A330s have some maintenance scheduled during the winter period, thereby reducing the available aircraft?

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by rwandan-flyer » 27 Jun 2019, 14:14

What kind of equipment does EgyptAir use between Cairo and Kigali? I suspect it's a narrow-body, and as such it should not be serious competition for Brussels Airlines, except if they sell tickets at rock-bottom prices.
Yes, it's a B737-800. Egyptair only deploys its A330 to South Africa and sometimes to Nigeria. Others flights in Africa are mainly operated by the B737-800. And in deed, Egyptair is probably not the biggest threat for SN, in Africa. KLM or even Turkish Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines, despite to be in the same alliance, are bigger competitors.
Maybe some of the older A330s have some maintenance scheduled during the winter period, thereby reducing the available aircraft?
Probably i have read that some SN A330 will get new cabin. Sometimes during may, they reduce flights to Kigali, beacause some aircraft are in check.
People take FLIXBUS from Brussels to CDG and then fly CDG-BRU-KGL because the ticket from CDG is 50€ cheaper and the coach only costs 13€.
Yep you can read a trip report, from a Belgian Rwandan guy, living in Belgium. In 2017, he flown to Kigali, from CDG-BRU, then from BRU to KGL. ASL was still operating flights for Brussels Airlines https://flight-report.com/fr/report/287 ... ussels-BRU (French)

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by PttU » 27 Jun 2019, 16:10

rwandan-flyer wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 14:14
KLM or even Turkish Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines, despite to be in the same alliance, are bigger competitors.
KLM is part of SkyTeam, not StarAlliance.

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Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by Matt » 28 Jun 2019, 08:54

PttU wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 16:10
rwandan-flyer wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 14:14
KLM or even Turkish Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines, despite to be in the same alliance, are bigger competitors.
KLM is part of SkyTeam, not StarAlliance.
I think he means Turkish or Ethiopian airlines, despite being in the same alliance ;) and that KLM is a competitor ;)

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