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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by TLspotting » 26 Jul 2019, 22:51

Brussels South Charleroi Airport welcomed for the first time tonight the A321neo on its ground, HA-LVA of Wizz Air.

Probably last minute change.
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by sn26567 » 26 Jul 2019, 23:02

TLspotting wrote:
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Brussels South Charleroi Airport welcomed for the first time tonight the A321neo on its ground, HA-LVA of Wizz Air.
Coming from Budapest.
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by sonic boom » 08 Aug 2019, 14:07

Charleroi - Lublijana flights with Wizzair no longer bookable start in the end of October.

Some days ago they were still available

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Post by sn26567 » 14 Aug 2019, 10:30

Air Corsica will use A320neo on summer 2020 season flights from Ajaccio and Calvi to Brussels South Charleroi (as well as Bastia to London Stansted).
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by TLspotting » 10 Sep 2019, 17:10

Wizz Air is going to change its evening flight from BUD, transfered to BRU, and the morning flight is going to be the only daily flight from CRL, all from 1 June 2020.
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by sn26567 » 11 Sep 2019, 10:59

sonic boom wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:07
Charleroi - Lublijana flights with Wizzair no longer bookable start in the end of October.

Some days ago they were still available
It is confirmed: Wizz Air discontinues Brussels South Charleroi – Ljubljana in late-Oct 2019.

Wizz Air in late-October 2019 is discontinuing Brussels South Charleroi – Ljubljana service, with last flight scheduled on 26OCT19. This route is currently operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, 3 times weekly.

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W62928 CRL1615 – 1755LJU 320 4
W62928 CRL1630 – 1810LJU 320 26

W62927 LJU1825 – 2010CRL 320 4
W62927 LJU1840 – 2025CRL 320 26
Source: Airline Route
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by TLspotting » 11 Sep 2019, 13:10

sn26567 wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:59
sonic boom wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 14:07
Charleroi - Lublijana flights with Wizzair no longer bookable start in the end of October.

Some days ago they were still available
It is confirmed: Wizz Air discontinues Brussels South Charleroi – Ljubljana in late-Oct 2019.

Wizz Air in late-October 2019 is discontinuing Brussels South Charleroi – Ljubljana service, with last flight scheduled on 26OCT19. This route is currently operated by Airbus A320 aircraft, 3 times weekly.

Code: Select all

W62928 CRL1615 – 1755LJU 320 4
W62928 CRL1630 – 1810LJU 320 26

W62927 LJU1825 – 2010CRL 320 4
W62927 LJU1840 – 2025CRL 320 26
Source: Airline Route
Wizz never confirmed.

LJU-LTN route discontinues but not LJU-CRL, which becomes seasonal... and to be operated again as from end March 2020.
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by sn26567 » 12 Sep 2019, 10:58

Wizz Air launches flights from Brussels South Charleroi to Kutaisi in Georgia (a new country from CRL)

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/wizz ... t-airport/
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by Passenger » 20 Sep 2019, 08:00

Who will become the new president of the board?
Pagtour - FR only:
https://pagtour.info/quel-nouveau-presi ... i-airport/

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Post by sn26567 » 08 Oct 2019, 11:25

Wizz Air increases frequency to Iasi (Romania) from 2 to 3 weekly flights as of August 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/wizz ... els-south/
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by sn26567 » 09 Oct 2019, 14:08

Shortly after Brussels Airlines announced the cancellation of its route to Nantes, Ryanair jumped in and now launches 4-weekly flights from Charleroi to Nantes.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryan ... -to-nntes/
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by Passenger » 16 Oct 2019, 08:55

Update on the works in progress:
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brus ... d-terrace/

Comment on the works by Pagtour (travel trade newsletter - in FR only):
https://pagtour.info/charleroi-airport-ou-en-est-on/

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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by Passenger » 23 Oct 2019, 08:44

Passenger wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 08:55
Update on the works in progress:
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brus ... d-terrace/

Comment on the works by Pagtour (travel trade newsletter - in FR only):
https://pagtour.info/charleroi-airport-ou-en-est-on/
Runway extension: promises not kept - long delay forthcoming:
(FR only)
https://pagtour.info/bsca-lallongement- ... eurs-mois/

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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by TLspotting » 15 Nov 2019, 21:35

sn26567 wrote:
14 Aug 2019, 10:30
Air Corsica will use A320neo on summer 2020 season flights from Ajaccio and Calvi to Brussels South Charleroi (as well as Bastia to London Stansted).
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by Passenger » 26 Nov 2019, 07:28

From Pagtour (yesterday):
...
"...Aujourd’hui, une fois encore à Charleroi, il faut se rendre à l’évidence : la réalité a dépassé la fiction. On nous assure en effet, après le croisement de l’info auprès de sources les plus qualifiées, que le gouvernement wallon s’apprête à nommé Antonio Di Santo à la présidence de Charleroi Airport abandonnée inopinément par Laurent Levêque. Ainsi donc, pour présider le 2ème aéroport du pays (8 millions de passagers l’an dernier), Jean-Luc Crucq, ministre MR organiquement compétent pour les aéroports, va, "sous la pression maximale du PS" prétend son entourage, installer un président qui est retraité du syndicat des métallos de la FGTB Hainaut/Namur!
...
Si l’homme est sans conteste capable de s’exprimer dans la langue de Dante avec l’actionnaire privé majoritaire vénitien qu’est le groupe SAVE (25% du capital de Charleroi Airport), Di Santo ignore la moindre bribe de la langue de Vondel et, bien évidemment aussi la langue de Boris Johnson!...
...
Ainsi, les travailleurs de la piste, majoritairement affiliés à la….CSC, voit d’un très mauvais œil cette nomination purement politique qui fait fi de toute compétence sectorielle!...
...

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https://pagtour.info/bsca-une-presidenc ... -question/

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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by jan_olieslagers » 26 Nov 2019, 12:52

In brief: local government appoints new "president" (CEO?) at airport management company; said person has a past in one trade union but many (most?) people working at the airport belong to another union. His linguistical capacities are also questioned: he should have good Italian and French, but no English and no Dutch. Questionable, indeed.

Perhaps we should explain that the Charleroi region, an old mining area, counts many people of Italian origin; their grandfathers worked in the mines and steelworks, today they often run garages or pizzerias. Those with long memories might remember the Marcinelle mine disaster in the 1950's. This Mister Di Santo might well fit that general pattern.

He certainly was not selected for his expertise in commercial air transport.

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Post by Acid-drop » 26 Nov 2019, 15:17

What a sad image of the region, again
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by sn26567 » 26 Nov 2019, 17:30

jan_olieslagers wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 12:52
In brief: local government appoints new "president" (CEO?) at airport management company
The CEO is the very knowledgeable Philippe Verdonck, who has a long experience in aviation. This new guy Di Santo is the (future?) Chairman of the Board, a board of which Philippe Verdonck is not a member due to a regional decree against conflicts of interest and plurality...

Luckily, the day-to-day operation of the airport remains in good hands!
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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by jan_olieslagers » 26 Nov 2019, 17:33

I stand corrected, André, thanks.

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Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Post by Airbus330lover » 26 Nov 2019, 20:19

The Chairman of the board is not running the day to day. Perhaps only to take money !

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