Air Antwerp in 2019

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Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport

Post by TLspotting » 09 Sep 2019, 08:15

Air Antwerp first flight, WP100, took off nearly a hour ago!
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Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport

Post by saratoga » 09 Sep 2019, 08:24

Yep, and already done 2 360’s over the northsea. 😁
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 09 Sep 2019, 19:57

Air Antwerp starts flying the fastest direct connection between Antwerp and the centre of London

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... of-london/
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by Passenger » 09 Sep 2019, 20:04

TLspotting wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 19:57
Air Antwerp starts flying the fastest direct connection between Antwerp and the centre of London

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... of-london/
Report by local tv ATV (first item in their daily news):
https://atv.be/nieuws/nieuwe-luchtvaart ... nden-84477

- one passenger expected a KLM aircraft;
- one passenger was an avgeek, flying ATW100 just for fun;
- a local politician from the Greens think that people should take the train, via Brussels Zuid/Midi, to London...

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 09 Sep 2019, 20:07

Passenger wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 20:04
TLspotting wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 19:57
Air Antwerp starts flying the fastest direct connection between Antwerp and the centre of London

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... of-london/
Report by local tv ATV (first item in their daily news):
https://atv.be/nieuws/nieuwe-luchtvaart ... nden-84477

- one passenger expected a KLM aircraft;
- one passenger was an avgeek, flying ATW100 just for fun;
- a local politician from the Greens think that people should take the train, via Brussels Zuid/Midi, to London...
And Mister Buelens compared Brussels South railway station to Kosovo. Kind of off-topic, I know.
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by Airbus330lover » 09 Sep 2019, 22:09

Passenger wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 20:04
TLspotting wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 19:57
Air Antwerp starts flying the fastest direct connection between Antwerp and the centre of London

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... of-london/
Report by local tv ATV (first item in their daily news):
https://atv.be/nieuws/nieuwe-luchtvaart ... nden-84477

- one passenger expected a KLM aircraft;
- one passenger was an avgeek, flying ATW100 just for fun;
- a local politician from the Greens think that people should take the train, via Brussels Zuid/Midi, to London...
Min 4 avgeeks on the first flight

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by cathay belgium » 09 Sep 2019, 22:53

Hi,

As I was present I can confirm 5 avgeeks / 42 Total pax.
We get a goodiebag with a pen, a remove before flight tag, some plastic ticketholder ! Haha, and some aftersun testers :)
Also a muffin was given before boarding.
Flight was good with a free drink .

No salute of the firebrigade in LCY !!!

Well the official pressmoment was the second flight !!,because press and politicians wanted their night rest :)
Only avgeeks and biz people can take the first flight for first it seems.

Well I guessed and hoped for a bit more for a new startup and new airline , in comoarison with other new startups ;) But It guess KLM need just to make money at first haha !

Will use them again for sure but that old F50 may be Nice for avgeeks but makes less an appearance for normal playing pax IMHO ..

Well good luck to WP !
Flights we're good but not special...
( 2* a delay of almost 30 minutes die ATC ? When BA is full on Strike ;) )

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by Passenger » 12 Sep 2019, 08:17

Air Antwaarp, as seen by De Ideale Wereld (VRT = Dutch only):
https://www.canvas.be/de-ideale-wereld/air-antwaarp

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by AAI » 12 Sep 2019, 15:15

amaai, Passenger, bedankt om dat erop te zetten, wat hebben we moeten lachen... hahaha

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by Passenger » 17 Sep 2019, 10:13

OO-VLS needs a name, Air Antwerp tweets:
Euh... "Bolleke"?

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by TLspotting » 17 Sep 2019, 10:59

Passenger wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 10:13
OO-VLS needs a name, Air Antwerp tweets:
Euh... "Bolleke"?
Met tomatensaus en frietjes :P

I have another idea for it.
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by PttU » 17 Sep 2019, 21:26

TLspotting wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 10:59
Passenger wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 10:13
OO-VLS needs a name, Air Antwerp tweets:
Euh... "Bolleke"?
Met tomatensaus en frietjes :P

I have another idea for it.
"Vliegmashing"?

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by jan_olieslagers » 17 Sep 2019, 21:45

:)

"Bolleke" is absutely excellent, only it would face us with a problem if ever a second machine joins the fleet. That would almost unavoidably have to become "Fluitje" but I can sense from afar some potential objections there ;)

"Heel het leven wordt een lolleke
met een fluitje of een bolleke"

dixit Ed Kooyman ;)

As for the video: yes it is excellent, absolutely; the makers must have remembered the famous "Yorkshire Airlines" fake commercial, though... And for connoisseurs: the person in the right-hand seat - copilot - first officer - sounds like having roots in the Campine area east of Antwerp, rather than tStad properly... which doesn't hurt the fun, not in the least!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPjJFv1NDBg

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 08 Oct 2019, 12:36

Air Antwerp joins trade association ERA, the European Regions Airline Association.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... joins-era/
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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by SLM » 08 Oct 2019, 13:35

Do they have already scale models? Tx

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by Not Real » 21 Oct 2019, 18:08

Is the passenger load factory for September known already?

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 26 Oct 2019, 16:47

Air Antwerp will codeshare with KLM on the flights from Amsterdam to three UK destinations: London Heathrow, Manchester and Newcastle.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... -capacity/

I don't get the idea behind that decision: there is no air link between Antwerp and any of these airports, thus no connectivity at all for Antwerp travellers. It's like Brussels Airlines codesharing with Luxair on the flights between Luxembourg and Saarbrucken.

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by saratoga » 26 Oct 2019, 17:32

I had exactly the same thinking: what’s the benefit if there is no link.🤔

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by cathay belgium » 26 Oct 2019, 18:38

Hi,

Pressrelease, publicity...
No news but in the news ....
And it looks better on a map haha..

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Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

Post by skumfiduse » 26 Oct 2019, 18:40

I consider it as an attempt to create awareness about Air Antwerp. Who knows Manchester might become one of the next destinations for Air Antwerp, and thus allowing travellers to fly ANR-MAN-AMS or vice-versa.

One thing that keeps remarkable though: KLM is selling Air Antwerp flights at a cheaper fare level.

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