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DHL-Leaves BRU  
User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

After a lot of bickering DHL has finally decided to leave Brussels and decided to create a new main hub in Vatry (fr.) or Leipzig (Ger.).
After Citybird, Sabena and Sobelair another blow to Belgian aviation.


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User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

http://www.volkskrant.nl/economie/1098334933076.html in Dutch only:

DHL will reduce its activities in BRU and scrap 1500 jobs in three to four years, being two thirds of the total staff. [..] The Belgian government only wanted to allow night flights with aircraft that are quieter than the MD-11. Such planes only exist on the drawing board, says DHL.



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Well, one can only blame the Belgian government...



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User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Now also at the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3762378.stm

Courier firm DHL is ditching plans to site its international hub in Brussels at a likely cost of 1,700 jobs by 2008.
Negotiations with local and federal authorities over increasing the number of night flights have failed, the firm told BBC News Online.

Many of the firm's 3,000 staff at Zaventem airport walked out in protest when told the news on Wednesday night.

DHL, an arm of German delivery group Deutsche Post, said it is instead looking at sites in France and Germany.

Xavier de Buck, DHL's commercial director, told BBC News Online that the company had had a shortlist of three - Zaventem, Leipzig in eastern Germany and Vatry, 120km east of Paris.



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13800 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

DHL just had the old Lufthansa LSG catering facility torn down at CGN (which has been standing empty since LSG moved into a new building a year ago and happened to be between the Deutsche Post freight building and the DHL building) and is going to use this space to build a new sorting hub, similar to the new UPS one at the same airport.
So it could be that a lot of traffic would go via CGN.

Jan


User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

GKirk you're absolutely right !

Jef



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Jan,

I'd suggest you look further to the east for the new DHL hub... ever wondered, what could be the result of a combination between:

(a) the transfer of the internal German night mail hub (operated by Deutsche Post World Net) from FRA after the impending night flight ban when the new runway is opened at this location,

(b) the relocation of DHL (coincidently also owned by DPWN) hub operations from BRU, and

(c) a certain East German airport with ample airside capacity and no night flight ban?

 Big grin

[Edited 2004-10-21 14:33:49]


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User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

One wonders if DHL didn't intend to move to Leipzig or France regardless of what the Belgian government decided

User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

"Many of the firm's 3,000 staff at Zaventem airport walked out in protest when told the news on Wednesday night"

And I was one of them...

Daniel



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User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3035 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1952 times:

Who were they protesting against? DHL, for leaving Belgium, or the Belgian gov't for letting this happen?


FLYi
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1915 times:
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The Belgium government doesn't seem to understand the tern "free trade."

Sabena was a joke, did they ever turn a profit? Then the Ryanair mess at Charleroi, and now this?

Blame the politicians, not the airlines.


User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 1874 times:

DHL's position seems to be 'let us be as noisy as we like and stuff anyone we might disturb'. No airline should be allowed to hold a government to ransom like that, so as sad as it is for the employees affected I think the Belgian government is absolutely right not to yield to DHL's demands.

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