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Re: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Post by Coronado » 09 Mar 2019, 11:46

jan_olieslagers wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 21:18
Maybe POBEDA should consider also flights to/fm Saint-Petersburg?
That is more an Antwerp destination than Ostend :) I heard one can even have the famous Antwerp Bolleke (De Koninck) beer in SPB ... on draught! Unfortunately, Pobeda only operate B737s, too big for the Antwerp runway.
Aeroflot with one of their SSJ 100's ?

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Post by ostair » 09 Mar 2019, 19:23

Why not leave then if its unprofitable?

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Post by Passenger » 08 Apr 2019, 19:14

Voka (Flemish Entrepreneurs Networking) believes that Ostend Airport has a future:
https://www.voka.be/nieuws/nieuwe-lucht ... nde-brugge

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Post by TLspotting » 08 Apr 2019, 20:25

Passenger wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 19:14
Voka (Flemish Entrepreneurs Networking) believes that Ostend Airport has a future:
https://www.voka.be/nieuws/nieuwe-lucht ... nde-brugge
I think the same as well, but they need to find the real markets, except TUI fly, with Pobeda for example, giving good results, as far as we know.

First flight to OST was completly full, but we need to be sure about plans of the future airlines to land there...
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 08 Apr 2019, 20:52

Cher Thibault, some people might have their reservations about you and your postings, but their volume is beyond all reproach. There is not a single reason for you to duplicate them ;)

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Post by sn26567 » 08 Apr 2019, 20:53

jan_olieslagers wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 20:52
Cher Thibault, some people might have their reservations about you and your postings, but their volume is beyond all reproach. There is not a single reason for you to duplicate them ;)
I just deleted the double post.
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 08 Apr 2019, 20:54

Thanks, André, as so often.

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 08 Apr 2019, 22:00

by TLspotting » 08 Apr 2019, 20:25
Passenger wrote: ↑
08 Apr 2019, 19:14
Voka (Flemish Entrepreneurs Networking) believes that Ostend Airport has a future:
https://www.voka.be/nieuws/nieuwe-lucht ... nde-brugge
I think the same as well, but they need to find the real markets, except TUI fly, with Pobeda for example, giving good results, as far as we know.

First flight to OST was completly full, but we need to be sure about plans of the future airlines to land there...
Well, apparently the first 11 Pobeda-rotations from/to Moscow accounted for some 3300 passengers at OST. Not a bad start for this new route , I would say 8-) ... Curious what the future will bring. :) As said before,Pobeda should be thinking of a OST-Saint-Petersburg route aswell.

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Post by ostair » 08 Apr 2019, 22:43

I hope that the good results with POBEDA will open the eyes of other companies.

A link(or several links) with the UK should be the main target now.

Eurowings could bring in the German tourists but that won't be allowed by Lufthansa.
Perhaps they are lucky that Mr Buelens loathe Ryanair.

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Post by sn26567 » 08 Apr 2019, 23:06

ostair wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 22:43
Perhaps they are lucky that Mr Buelens loathe Ryanair.
But he cannot prevent Ryanair from landing at OST if Michael O'Leary wants it!
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Post by Passenger » 08 Apr 2019, 23:13

It's not about passengers only. Voka and the airport have established an Airport Council (Luchthavenraad) that will focus on 4 targets: cargo, passengers, general aviation and drones:
https://www.voka.be/nieuws/nieuwe-lucht ... nde-brugge

Op initiatief van Voka - Kamer van Koophandel West-Vlaanderen en de Internationale Luchthaven Oostende-Brugge vond op 3 april de eerste vergadering van de nieuwe “Luchthavenraad” plaats. Beleidsmakers en bedrijfswereld zetten hun schouders onder dit nieuwe initiatief. De doelstelling van dit forum is om via concrete acties de luchthaven te ondersteunen in haar groei. Iedereen is het erover eens dat de Internationale Luchthaven Oostende-Brugge heel wat troeven heeft en dat er een groot potentieel is voor verdere ontwikkeling. Tegelijkertijd stellen we vast dat de bevoegde beleidsverantwoordelijken op Vlaams en federaal niveau een aantal kansen nog onbenut laten inzake de ondersteuning van deze logistieke toegangspoort.

Marcel Buelens, CEO en accountable manager van de Internationale Luchthaven Oostende-Brugge, verklaart: “Wij werken rond vier cruciale business pijlers: cargo, passagiersdiensten, general aviation, en drones. Het is onze ambitie om de luchthaven uit te bouwen tot economische motor, logistieke draaischijf en kennis- en onderzoekscentrum. Voor elk van de vier pijlers zit er heel wat in de pijplijn.” Via de Luchthavenraad willen Voka West-Vlaanderen en de Internationale Luchthaven Oostende-Brugge de luchthaven meer en beter bekend maken bij bedrijven in de ruime regio en meer bedrijvigheid op en rond de luchthaven creëren. Dit zal bijdragen tot de creatie van meer luchthavengebonden jobs.

Bert Mons, algemeen directeur van Voka West-Vlaanderen, verduidelijkt: “Sinds de invoering van de LEM-LOM structuur is een lange weg afgelegd. We moedigen de Vlaamse overheid ook aan om een duidelijke visie en beleid inzake regionale luchthavens te ontwikkelen want deze zijn een essentiële schakel voor de ontwikkeling van onze regio. We hopen dat na de verkiezingen van 26 mei de nieuwe Vlaamse regering dan ook concrete maatregelen neemt om de Internationale Luchthaven Oostende-Brugge verder te ondersteunen.” Onder de koepel van deze Luchthavenraad zullen nu concrete acties opgezet worden om meer cargotrafiek te genereren en het passagiersnetwerk verder uit te bouwen. Tot slot zijn er ook heel wat opportuniteiten met betrekking tot onbemande toestellen en het inrichten van een droneport in Oostende.

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Post by ostair » 09 Apr 2019, 00:19

sn26567 wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 23:06
ostair wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 22:43
Perhaps they are lucky that Mr Buelens loathe Ryanair.
But he cannot prevent Ryanair from landing at OST if Michael O'Leary wants it!
No but Mr O'Leary has to pay the fee that Mr Buelens want!
NO Ryanair discount, so far MOL says we are in negociations.
If there is no pricedrop , Ryanair won't land.

But if MOL wants to he could open a base at OST, serve Alicante, Mallorca, Tenerife and drive TUI out of OST.
Then close the base... :|

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Post by Passenger » 14 Apr 2019, 21:07

On Sunday afternoon, a forgotten (or dumped) bag with laundry and "toiletries" has caused evacuation of the arrivals hall:
https://kw.knack.be/west-vlaanderen/nie ... 70265.html

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Post by Passenger » 16 Apr 2019, 20:46

As from 1st May 2019: no more free parking in Raversijde:
https://www.focus-wtv.be/nieuws/luchtha ... raversijde

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 16 Apr 2019, 21:26

Interesting article in hangarflying on n Pobeda at Ostend airport.

'Pobeda brings travelangry Russians to Flanders'.

https://www.hangarflying.eu/2019/04/pob ... laanderen/

Flights are popular. especially with Russians willing to visit cities of Bruges,Ghent,...
Belgians still have to discover the flights to Moscow.
But route already well known with Russians living in Belgium.
OST-airport thinks(hopes)Pobeda will have to increase frequency of flights due to interesting demand and
high loadfactor sofar. Many flights are full and LF is said to be above 80%. Not bad for a new route... 8-)

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Post by sn26567 » 16 Apr 2019, 23:33

FLYAIR10 wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 21:26
'Pobeda brings travelangry Russians to Flanders'.
I guess you mean "travel-hungry" ? ;)

Anyway, a nice achievement!
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Post by PttU » 18 Apr 2019, 10:49

ostair wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 22:43

A link(or several links) with the UK should be the main target now.
With the pending Brexit and all confusion around it, I don't think it's the right time to start new routes to/from the UK...

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Post by ostair » 18 Apr 2019, 19:39

PttU wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 10:49
ostair wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 22:43

A link(or several links) with the UK should be the main target now.
With the pending Brexit and all confusion around it, I don't think it's the right time to start new routes to/from the UK...
Yet Ryanair introduces new routes out of the UK...brexit or no brexit :?

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