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Post by travellover » 13 Jan 2018, 11:36

A380 is aimed at BRU. It would be surprising if EK gave their evening flight up after the recent and successful? lauch last october. Any loadfactors - passengers and cargo - for both flights between BRU and their megahub DXB?
If the twice daily demand confirms to be high, maybe EK will upgrade one of both flights to an A380 in 2018 or 2019 ?
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Post by Darjeeling » 13 Jan 2018, 14:56

At the moment they have very healthy loads on both flights. Especially in the premium cabins.

The two dailies allow them to cover more departure/arrival waves from/to in DXB.

Many friends pilots who commute in or to BRU on both EK flights often tell me it's very difficult to find empty seats even in Y. So they need to travel from CDG / AMS / DUS...

If the A380 ever comes up, it'll be to replace one of the two 777s. EK almost never downscales its frequencies...

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Post by KriVa » 13 Jan 2018, 15:43

The first new boarding bridges seem to have been delivered and are pretty much ready for installation, from what I can see :-)
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Post by Sabena320 » 13 Jan 2018, 16:48

The EK evening flight often has light loads, so I'm not sure that they will keep the 2 daily flights once they start with the A380, but we'll see...

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Post by travellover » 13 Jan 2018, 17:37

We'll see the loadfactors and the board decisions.
Also if candidates when the A380 gate will be operational.
EK possibilities are wider with twice daily connections, dus they fly double daily now.
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Post by SabenaForever » 16 Jan 2018, 12:24

Air France in summer 2018 season is adding new seasonal route from Calvi, which sees the airline offering Calvi – Brussels nonstop flight, once a week. Operated by HOP! Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, this Saturday-only flight will operate from 23JUN18 to 29SEP18.

AF1885 CLY1820 – 2005BRU ER4 6
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Post by sn26567 » 16 Jan 2018, 12:44

SabenaForever wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 12:24
Air France in summer 2018 season is adding new seasonal route from Calvi, which sees the airline offering Calvi – Brussels nonstop flight, once a week. Operated by HOP! Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, this Saturday-only flight will operate from 23JUN18 to 29SEP18.

AF1885 CLY1820 – 2005BRU ER4 6
AF1884 BRU0710 – 0905CLY ER4 6

Source: Airlineroute
http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-f ... mmer-2018/

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Post by sn26567 » 16 Jan 2018, 18:40

Brussels Airport summarises the new Summer 2018 routes as follows:

An overview:

- Hainan Airlines: Shenzhen 2/week - 20 March
- Cathay Pacific: Hong Kong 4/week - 25 March
- Georgian Airways: Tbilisi 2/week - 25 March
- Nordica: Groningen 6/week - 25 March
- Brussels Airlines: Kalamata 1/week - 18 April
- TUIfly: Kavala 2/week - 4 May
- TUIfly: Lesbos 1/week - 4 May
- Brussels Airlines: Zadar 1/week - 12 May
- TUIfly: Aruba 1/week - 15 June
- TUIfly: Curacao 1/week - 18 June

Apparently, they forgot the new Air France route to Calvi mentioned in the above post, unless they consider that Calvi was already served by SN...
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Post by JOVAN » 16 Jan 2018, 21:02

sn26567 wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 18:40
Brussels Airport summarises the new Summer 2018 routes as follows:

An overview:

- Hainan Airlines: Shenzhen 2/week - 20 March
- Cathay Pacific: Hong Kong 4/week - 25 March
- Georgian Airways: Tbilisi 2/week - 25 March
- Nordica: Groningen 6/week - 25 March
- Brussels Airlines: Kalamata 1/week - 18 April
- TUIfly: Kavala 2/week - 4 May
- TUIfly: Lesbos 1/week - 4 May
- Brussels Airlines: Zadar 1/week - 12 May
- TUIfly: Aruba 1/week - 15 June
- TUIfly: Curacao 1/week - 18 June

Apparently, they forgot the new Air France route to Calvi mentioned in the above post, unless they consider that Calvi was already served by SN...
- Nice new destinations in Asia. let us hope AB joins with some nice Chinese destinations extra .
- SN a bit deceiving with holiday detinations, nothing for business destinations: Bremen gone,
no Luxembourg, Glasgow, other British cities, Stavanger, new destinations to booming Polish cities , second daily to Moscow, ..
- SN USA & CANADA: Montreal, Boston, LAX, Frisco ? ? NOTHING; Asia maybe ??
- Tuifly : nice development for their business model, look forward to see their second Dreamliner, more flights to Cancun, Miami ??
- growth for BRU will have to come from foreign airlines

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Post by lumumba » 16 Jan 2018, 23:06

I think Brussels Airlines is offering a lot more seats than last year's because the A320,A319 replacing the Avro's that's also a growth.....
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Post by Poiu » 17 Jan 2018, 08:38

SabenaForever wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 08:50
Hainan Airlines this week filed operational schedule for its new European service from Shenzhen, with Shenzhen – Brussels nonstop flight on board Boeing 787. First flight is scheduled on 20MAR18, operating twice a week.

Reservation is only available at full-fare Business and Economy Class at present time.
The press is reporting financial woes at HNA, Hainan’s parent company.
Aircraft deliveries are delayed due to lack of money, this could delay the opening of new routes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hna- ... SKBN1F40M5

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Post by travellover » 17 Jan 2018, 11:17

Poiu wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 08:38

The press is reporting financial woes at HNA, Hainan’s parent company.
Aircraft deliveries are delayed due to lack of money, this could delay the opening of new routes.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hna- ... SKBN1F40M5
With 2 months left til the launch of the 2 weekly flights on any 787 dreamliner, no sign of cancellation noticeable on the website of HU.
Bookings are open online, for example for 20 March and back on 29 March, 2018. Tickets prices from 446€40 and return.
For the week of 20 March 2018, service is operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, switching to 787-8 from 25 March 2018.
http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/haina ... -shenzhen/
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Post by travellover » 21 Jan 2018, 13:41

USA from BRU 2018.
Sluggish indeed.

New York JFK : SN, DL
Newark : UA
Chicago O'Hare : UA
Washington Dulles : UA, SN (seasonal)
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson : DL
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Miami Int : TB

SN will focus on Africa in 2018.
Where is UA?
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Post by CTBke » 21 Jan 2018, 13:58

travellover wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 13:41
USA from BRU 2018.
Sluggish indeed.

New York JFK : SN, DL
Newark : UA
Chicago O'Hare : UA
Washington Dulles : UA, SN (seasonal)
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson : DL
+
Miami Int : TB

SN will focus on Africa in 2018.
Where is UA?
UA is very present out of LHR as they still have their hub, same goes for FRA
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Post by travellover » 21 Jan 2018, 14:25

CTBke wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 13:58
travellover wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 13:41

SN will focus on Africa in 2018.
Where is UA?
UA is very present out of LHR as they still have their hub, same goes for FRA
Yes, these are their hubs, but at BRU, before the attacks, an early afternoon flight by UA to EWR (maybe using a 757) was planned to fil the gap with 9W. Sometimes IAH is debatable. In cooperation with * and SN.
DL went back to ATL last year. But it seems there is a long way to decide on something more.
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Post by CTBke » 21 Jan 2018, 17:37

travellover wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 14:25
CTBke wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 13:58
travellover wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 13:41

SN will focus on Africa in 2018.
Where is UA?
UA is very present out of LHR as they still have their hub, same goes for FRA
Yes, these are their hubs, but at BRU, before the attacks, an early afternoon flight by UA to EWR (maybe using a 757) was planned to fil the gap with 9W. Sometimes IAH is debatable. In cooperation with * and SN.
DL went back to ATL last year. But it seems there is a long way to decide on something more.
Their afternoon flight was planned indeed on 757 as UA45/44, they're still working on it but might only be seasonal as during the winter season they downgrade it to 767-400. EWR works still very well out of BRU with a 100% load factor and lots of code sharing on SN flights out of BRU
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Post by theeuropean » 24 Jan 2018, 14:48

Aegean Airlines and Hainan Airlines from February 2018 plans to launch reciprocal codeshare partnership, covering service between Greece and China. Planned codeshare routes from 06FEB18 as follows.

Aegean Airlines operated by Hainan Airlines
Brussels – Beijing
Rome – Xi’An

Hainan Airlines operated by Aegean Airlines
Athens – Brussels
Athens – Rome

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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... re-launch/

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Post by brabel » 04 Feb 2018, 14:53

Ryanair Will be Flying from Brussels to Amman

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryana ... n-october/

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Post by Shengenzone » 04 Feb 2018, 15:33

brabel wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 14:53
Ryanair Will be Flying from Brussels to Amman according to luchtvaartnieuws.nl
Ryanair officially announced it on their website Zaventem to Amman 2 times weekly.

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryana ... n-october/
https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/b7oluru3xt4lgj/

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Post by TLspotting » 04 Feb 2018, 21:56

Yesterday morning, I was talking with an ANA BE employee, at the Salon des Vacances at Brussels. I asked him over upgrades or 2nd daily... But still bad news. Nothing will be done in the near future. ANA BE employees would have an upgrade or a 2nd flight but as he said me, the Japaneses are really careful, they do step by step, so it could be in 2019 I think. But at least not for the summer season.
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