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BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

Post by TLspotting » 13 May 2019, 21:20

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Post by Charlie Roy » 13 May 2019, 23:38

The Delta Boeing 767-300ER's have a lovely emergency exit row in Comfort+ section.
The Delta Airbus A330-200's do not, but have a warm floor at the Economy (Main Cabin) emergency row, which is great since emergency exit rows can get cold.
All that said, the A330-200's are being retrofitted with a new "Premium Select" cabin, which will be interesting to see.
Given this, overall capacity will probably not see any increase.

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Post by TLspotting » 18 May 2019, 17:28

Air Transat's A321neo LR to replace A310, and to fly as from 4 May 2020 using only A321, until 1 June 2020 when they will fly using Airbus A330-200. A321neo LR to be used for 3 flights in October. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... rbus-a310/
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Post by SabenaForever » 20 May 2019, 11:02

TLspotting wrote:
13 May 2019, 21:20
Delta Air Lines to operate ATL and JFK flights using Airbus A330-200 instead of Boeing 767-300ER as from 29 March 2020. A few other routes are to be changed by A332 instead of B763ER.
Atlanta – Brussels eff 29MAR20 767-400ER replaces 767-300ER
New York JFK – Brussels eff 29MAR20 767-400ER replaces 767-300ER

Source: airlineroute

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Post by TLspotting » 20 May 2019, 14:12

SabenaForever wrote:
20 May 2019, 11:02
Atlanta – Brussels eff 29MAR20 767-400ER replaces 767-300ER
New York JFK – Brussels eff 29MAR20 767-400ER replaces 767-300ER

Source: airlineroute
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Post by lucas » 20 May 2019, 14:41

Will the take acquisition of Air Transat by Air Canada have any influence on the operations at BRU? Maybe we will see AC again on the two Canadian routes? Has anyone an idea of ACs plans with Air Transat?

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Post by Atlantis » 20 May 2019, 15:11

Hi Lucas,

That will be indeed an interesting case to follow. If they want to maintain BRU still as the fifth biggest Star hub, then AC should fly from both cities to BRU.
If they axe one of the cities, then you know it. But even, the TS was seasonal, AC could use smaller metal on it year round

At this stage it is way to early to say what the plans are of AC with TS

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Post by skumfiduse » 20 May 2019, 15:52

What two AC-routes are you talking about?

Toronto is served by Brussels Airlines
Montréal is served by Air Canada and Air Transat

At least, this is what I can see in Amadeus GDS :)

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Post by Inquirer » 20 May 2019, 16:36

I've read about the planned Air Canada - Air Transat merger too, and immediately thought of BRU as one of the destinations where both operate to from the same airport, so it seems quite logical for them to axe one of those flights and size up the plane used for it.
Wouldn't be surprised to see them turn to one of their bigger 777s in summer months to replace both flights.
No idea if it is 'good news' for BRU, but it would definitely make sense from the airline's perspective...

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Post by lucas » 20 May 2019, 17:25

skumfiduse wrote:
20 May 2019, 15:52
What two AC-routes are you talking about?

Toronto is served by Brussels Airlines
Montréal is served by Air Canada and Air Transat

At least, this is what I can see in Amadeus GDS :)
Indeed, my mistake. I meant of course there are two routes, by two *A airlines.
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20 May 2019, 16:36
I've read about the planned Air Canada - Air Transat merger too, and immediately thought of BRU as one of the destinations where both operate to from the same airport, so it seems quite logical for them to axe one of those flights and size up the plane used for it.
Wouldn't be surprised to see them turn to one of their bigger 777s in summer months to replace both flights.
No idea if it is 'good news' for BRU, but it would definitely make sense from the airline's perspective...
IMHO they won't upgrade to a bigger airplane. I would rather see them adding a three-weekly evening flight. It would not reduce the number of flights between YUL and BRU, and it would be a nice addition to the BRU timetable.

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Post by Atlantis » 20 May 2019, 19:00

With less competition on the market, exit Jet Airways, it would be good if AC could consider to open a new Canadian destination ex-BRU. Vancouver was/is already for a long time on the wish list. Even it is very expensive and to get a job there, you really need to have the good "joker card", it is still a destination that a lot of people would like to go, business, leisure and family traffic.

Montreal and Toronto are both served by AC and SN. With Jet Airways no flights from AMS to Canada, it would be an opportunity for Star to offer a bit more choice in Canada. AC could be a feeder for SN/EW to bring them further in Europe and Africa and vs>

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