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Beap To Announce New BRU Based Airline Today  
User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4192 times:

According to business TV channel Canal Z / Kanaal Z last evening's news (broadcasted until tonight 8:30p when today's newsreel will take over with hopefully more details, watch online at ) and to BEAP's website (), the Belgian Employees Aviation Promotion, announcement will be made at a press conference today over the launch of a new BRU based airline by BEAP Holding SA.

Does anybody have any kind of details on what we're talking about here? Fleet, network, reality, anything?


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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Probabely another one of Erick de Vliegers "Exels" companies - maybe Belgiumexel - instead of transporting cocaine to Holland they transport it to Brussels...( was ment to be a joke..)
it wouldn't be feasable to set up an intercontinental airline in Brussels without feeder infrastructure.Since the company would be operating out of Zaventem,I assume the core business would be caraibes,african and US destinations...



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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

Destinations: West Africa, Lomé for sure, + a couple of other destinations
Reality: seems serious, the project is in the air since 2000


User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Project is in the air since 02/2002. BEAP was formed by former Sabena family members. As for BelgiumExel, it's already flying! And maybe not only plane language flying  Smile

More input! More input! More input!



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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4072 times:

Cedars, navré but I maintain: since 2000, before BEAP existed, but by the very same people.

The "first phase" of the project makes sense...


User currently offlineGaut From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 344 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Some more information (rumors?) from the web:

- Birthdate: 23th of December
- Investment: 25 M Euro
- First flight to Lome
- African hub in Lome
- Plan to hire 200 by summer 2005

Gaut



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User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

There is more info to be found on the website www.beap.be

I wish them all the best....

Chapeau!


User currently offlineAirbuspilot From Belgium, joined Apr 2000, 416 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

For the dutch speaking members here:

03/12 Nieuwe luchtvaartmaatschappij stelt 350 mensen te werk

Vanmiddag wordt in Kortenberg de start van een nieuwe Belgische luchtvaartmaatschappij aangekondigd. De maatschappij wil op korte termijn vanop Zaventem naar verschillende steden in Afrika vliegen. In de eerste drie jaar zal ze aan 350 mensen werk bieden.

Of het nieuwe luchtvaartbedrijf daarmee in concurrentie treedt met SN Brussels Airlines valt af te wachten. SNBA telt 15 bestemmingen in Afrika. Eén van de doelstellingen van de initiatiefnemers is om zoveel mogelijk ex-Sabéniens weer aan het werk te helpen.

Begin januari 2002, enkele maanden na het faillissement van Sabena, werd BEAP (Belgian Employees Aviation Promotion) opgericht. Sedertdien werd gepraat met verschillende kandidaat-investeerders. Deze week sloot BEAP Holding NV een overeenkomst met BelgiumExel, de luchtvaartgroep van de Nederlandse zakenman Erik de Vlieger. Er wordt gevlogen met een Boeing 767-200 naar o.a. Lomé, de hoofstad van het West-Afrikaanse Togo. Vanuit Lomé komen er verbindingen met andere steden.

BelgiumExel maakt deel uit van de ExeLAviationGroup, die op haar beurt onderdeel is van de ImcaGroup, de houdstermaatschappij van Erik de Vlieger. BelgiumExel verzorgt in ons land de langeafstandsvluchten voor reisorganisaties Thomas Cook, Pegase en Neckermann.

Een naam voor de nieuwe maatschappij wordt pas later bekend gemaakt. Toch zou het de bedoeling zijn om nog vóór het einde van dit jaar de eerste vlucht te doen plaatsvinden. Een van de mede-initiatiefnemers van BEAP is Filip Van Rossem, woordvoerder van de Sabena-piloten ten tijde van het faillissement.

In short:

first flight 23/12/2004

Bases: Brussels and Lome

Employees: 350 within 3 years

Airplane: start with a 767-200 from Excel, 4 own airplanes by next year

Capital: 25 million euro

Objective: help to find jobs for as many as possible unemployed ex Sabena employees. The legacy of SN will continue, espacially on the African continent wher SABENA was known and loved. Air France and SNBA watch out!!!

incredible achievment, lets hope it works out!!!


User currently offlineSN-MD11 From Luxembourg, joined Dec 1999, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Permit me to be skeptic.

25.000.000 € ? When so many airlines go bankrupt because of lack of capital assets !!!???

Eric De Vlieger ?? The "chipotteur" who comes and puts his nose in the Belgian business, while contested in Netherlands.

What feeding ?? How will they fill up their planes ? With Belgians ? I have many doubt...

SN.


User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

The objective, as it is stated on the web (...to find jobs for ex-SN and ex-CB personel) is perfectly understandable but IMO does not fare well in the eyes of would be investors or partners. They better make it less visible and emphasize the commercial aspect.

Without knowing the fine details, this association has soon after the demise of SN assessed that SNBr and especially AF do enjoy a quasi-monopoly on several Eur-W Afr routes, supposedly high yield/high load destinations.

Besides Lomé, Bamako and perhaps Ouagadougou and Niamey come to mind. But does this make a lot of sense out of BRU ??

If plans call for 4 new a/c next year, no doubt there is something else in the fridge.


User currently offlineKlm-md11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

another VG-airlines/Delsey airlines/CityBird/Sobelair...

for those involved it do hope things will work out better this time...

time will tell



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5141 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3839 times:

What a joke!

First of all a stupid name for a new airline. Can't the people who were fired just get over it? BRU can't take a big airline, as it is in between AMS and CDG

and second, the first route is to Africa, since when do they have money there to fly?

Maybe it's better to start flying to London and Frankfurt first?

KL911


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

KL911,

Did I miss something, what is that supposed to be 'stupid name', I think it has been said that a decision on the name will be taken later.
Flying to FRA or LHR would be a killer for a new airline, LHR is already over served from BRU and FRA has 9 daily non stop flights on LH. Even FR had to pull out of London (STN), altough they're tickets were virtually free.
Air France and SNBA happen to make a lot of money on their African flights. It makes perfectly sense to fly to Africa, wether there is room for another airline from BRU to Africa is a different question. Perhaps they could code share with SNBA on European feeder flights and SNBA could code share on their African flights, provided that they serve different destinations ofcourse.
If the Netherlands with 15 million people or so can handle a big airline such as KLM, so can Belgium. There might be only 10 million people in Belgium, but the catchement area is so much bigger as it includes a large part of the south of Holland, North of France, West of Germany and Luxermburg. All it takes is a good bussines plan and a clever management, not a noble cause to help ex-Sabeniens to find a job, but to help investors to make money;
Nevertheless good luck to them.

On a different note, BIAC is advertising new direct flights from BRU to HKT, anyone know who is operating these flights and how frequent they will be?



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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2392 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3786 times:
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On a different note, BIAC is advertising new direct flights from BRU to HKT, anyone know who is operating these flights and how frequent they will be?

Those are charter flights operated by Belgium/Holland Exell on behalf of Thomas Cook.

Routing is BRU-GOA-HKT-GOA-BRU with 763ER.

FB.



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