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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by 737MAX » 21 Feb 2020, 08:03

KriVa wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 07:17
SNB had a significant bird strike about two weeks ago, hence the long AOG.
Two weeks on the ground for a significant bird strike?
Well, that must be a very, very, veeeeerrrryyy significant one indeed.

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by TLspotting » 21 Feb 2020, 08:27

KriVa wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 07:24
Why would the Smurfs be gone? SNB is Rackham, not the Smurfs.
In any case, as far as I know, SN Maintenance & Engineering doesn’t have the capability to do a full repaint at BRU, so the paint scheme on SNB should still very much be the same.
No hangar at BRU is able to make a full repaint anyway...
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by sn26567 » 21 Feb 2020, 09:33

What happened to SN2319 BRU-GOT yesterday night?
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by KriVa » 21 Feb 2020, 12:45

737MAX wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 08:03
KriVa wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 07:17
SNB had a significant bird strike about two weeks ago, hence the long AOG.
Two weeks on the ground for a significant bird strike?
Well, that must be a very, very, veeeeerrrryyy significant one indeed.
It was. ;)
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by convair » 22 Feb 2020, 01:02

As anticipated, SN has resumed its flights to IAD (SN515) since yesterday.

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by sn26567 » 27 Feb 2020, 22:23

Brussels Airlines appoints Nina Öwerdieck as CFO effective 01 July 2020, taking over from Dieter Vranckx, who is the airline’s CEO and CCO since 01 January 2020.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... -airlines/
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by TLspotting » 29 Feb 2020, 13:24

[Coronavirus] Brussels Airlines reduces frequencies to Northern Italy by 30% from 2 to 14 March

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... -14-march/
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by TLspotting » 04 Mar 2020, 09:17

A man hacked the Brussels Airlines website and flew for free to New York with two friends in Business class

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... ess-class/

[Coronavirus] Brussels Airlines further reduces frequencies to Italy by 30% from 16 to 28 March

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... -28-march/
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Post by TLspotting » 04 Mar 2020, 12:53

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... -november/
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by Passenger » 04 Mar 2020, 13:24

TLspotting wrote:
04 Mar 2020, 09:17
A man hacked the Brussels Airlines website and flew for free to New York with two friends in Business class
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... ess-class/
Initial story: 06/09/2017:
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... orld-free/

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by lucas » 04 Mar 2020, 15:25

Lufthansa Group, with Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings as major airlines, will ground 150 airplanes due to falling demand!

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by sn26567 » 04 Mar 2020, 16:01

lucas wrote:
04 Mar 2020, 15:25
Lufthansa Group, with Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings as major airlines, will ground 150 airplanes due to falling demand!
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... s-reports/
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by Inquirer » 05 Mar 2020, 08:13

Former Governor of the National Bank of Belgium Jan Smets is to replace Etienne Davignon as Chairman of Brussels Airlines in May.

https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaa ... 12494.html

Simultaneously, Christina Foerster also takes up the co-chairmanship of the Belgian airlines, thus replacing Thorsten Dirks, in a move which keeps Mrs Foerster involved in the company she was CEO of, while following up on the decision by owner Lufthansa not to integrate Brussels Airlines into Eurowings, of which Thorsten Dirks was the CEO.

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by Poiu » 05 Mar 2020, 08:49

I am a bit puzzled, looking at several European destinations for the coming week, prices with SN are all around 300€, one way, which is strange as load factors must be low.
Booked a flight to VCE (I know!) with AE via MAD for 90€ where SN was asking 320. I then started checking several other destinations (TLS, CPH, LYS, ... ) and saw the same phenomenon.
It looks as if SN doesn’t want to sell tickets, very strange... worrying or just a simple bug in the booking engine?

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by sean1982 » 05 Mar 2020, 12:40

Corona (and the ridiculous panic reactions) couldnt have come at a worse time for SN im afraid :/

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by DeltaWiskey » 05 Mar 2020, 13:37

sean1982 wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 12:40
Corona (and the ridiculous panic reactions) couldnt have come at a worse time for SN im afraid :/
Why would it be worse at SN than any other (European) airline?

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by HQ_BRU_Lover » 05 Mar 2020, 13:46

I think he simply means that if your position wasn't already the strongest, the Corona story definitely will not help neither

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by Poiu » 05 Mar 2020, 14:20

HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 13:46
I think he simply means that if your position wasn't already the strongest, the Corona story definitely will not help neither
Exactly, just as with humans, the virus can be lethal for the weak ones whilst the strong ones just go through a difficult moment but recover quickly.
Flybe is, unfortunately, a good example as are the bankruptcy of Sabena and Swissair just after 9/11

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by Inquirer » 05 Mar 2020, 14:32

For a reminder:
Brussels Airlines is an integral part of the Lufthansa group, which isn't exactly a weak company financially, to say the least.
Lufthansa knows too this virus and the over-the-top reaction to it by the flying public (spurred by all too much media attention?) is not something which will change the long term outlook for aviation, nor for Brussels Airlines in particular.
At their other branches, they will most likely be noticing exactly the same impact from this virus, so the focus for them now will be to limit the losses by reducing frequencies and grounding planes and basically ride it out as best as they can. (maybe hoping others will have a much shorter financial horizon and meanwhile pull out of some routes entirely even).
Exceptionals don't change a long term strategy of a successful multinational towards a specific local entity, especially not if the exceptionals are pretty much globally and temporarily.
What it does underscore once more is the importance of them being well embedded into such a multinational: as a stand alone, I fully agree they'd be blown away quite quickly by events like these, pretty much like Flybe is.
Once again, they can count themselves very lucky to be able to shield under the very strong financial umbrella of Lufthansa when it rains: let that be a lesson for all those who are quick to say they should be going it alone as soon as the sun shines a couple of weeks. ;)

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Post by sean1982 » 05 Mar 2020, 15:14

Poiu wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 14:20
HQ_BRU_Lover wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 13:46
I think he simply means that if your position wasn't already the strongest, the Corona story definitely will not help neither
Exactly, just as with humans, the virus can be lethal for the weak ones whilst the strong ones just go through a difficult moment but recover quickly.
Flybe is, unfortunately, a good example as are the bankruptcy of Sabena and Swissair just after 9/11
exactly what I meant. When you are already going through a cost reduction program, having to cut 23% of your SH flights when you're costs remain relatively the same is a big thing, no matter how much some try to downplay it

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