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SN Brussels Looking At New E. African Destinations  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

"We will not introduce new flights [to Entebbe] as we are now consolidating our business. We are also studying new destinations; we are looking at Addis Ababa, Tanzania and Zambia,"

http://allafrica.com/stories/200507270202.html

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User currently offline747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

Having read the article that is in the link - wouldn't a more appropriate title be "KLM start AMS-EBB nonstop"?

User currently offlineMatterhorn From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3304 times:

that's definitely they way to go for SN. they have a good amount of O&D passengers and yields are extremly high compared to flights to north america or asia. concentrating on routes to africa was the main factor for SN's recent success.
i hope that LX with extend its operations to africa with being a member of star alliance. we'll see....



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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Quoting 747400F (Reply 1):
Having read the article that is in the link - wouldn't a more appropriate title be "KLM start AMS-EBB nonstop"?

Yes, and that's already been discussed. The idea of this thread is developments with SN, not KL.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

I would love to see SN Brussels take on Mogadishu. It would be a bold step but it would mean it would be the first major airline to serve Somalia and the only European connection.

With its history of flying to destinations like Kigali and Kinshasa, SN would be the airline, if any, who could take on the challenging and poor infrastructure of Mogadishu.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6990 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Does this mean new (=more) long-haul equipment for SN? As we discussed recently, GE-powered A330-300s are very rare. Time for a few A330-200s (again!)?

User currently offlineHEGAN From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Quoting Matterhorn (Reply 2):
concentrating on routes to Africa was the main factor for SN's recent success.

I think SN could be compared to TAP, both operating from not big European hubs to some niche routes to strategic areas so that they can be the numb. 1 there.

TAP's operations in Brazil it's clear, and they are a profitable airline. Maybe if SN strengths their operations in Africa could have similar results.

Agur,
Hegan



HEGAN: Euskadiko Aeronautikako eta Espazioko Clusterra
User currently onlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4515 posts, RR: 72
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 4):
With its history of flying to destinations like Kigali and Kinshasa, SN would be the airline, if any, who could take on the challenging and poor infrastructure of Mogadishu.

Sabena did not only have a history of serving those destinations, but I had also a reputation for not abandoning then during times of hardship. After the orchestrated crash of the plane of Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana and the ensuing geneocide in the country, Sabena was the only airline brave enough to send in airplanes to repatriate Europeans.

Same goes for the repeated troubles in Zaire/DRC, where Sabena kept on flying to Kinshasa when others (AF, TP, SR) had long ceased operations. Sabena was also the last airline operating into Freetown when things heated up there, as well as the first airline to restart operations into Monrovia, Bujunbura and Brazaville.

Quoting PM (Reply 5):
Does this mean new (=more) long-haul equipment for SN? As we discussed recently, GE-powered A330-300s are very rare. Time for a few A330-200s (again!)?

It has been discussed here that the airline plans to add one more A333, with which it plans new operations into Ouagadougou, another former Sabena destination, albeit a more stable one as well as possibly other destinations in Africa.


User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

I am very eager to see SN coming to DAR and perhaps ZNZ (Just got the sad news for ZNZ that OMAN AIR is cancelling scheduled service to ZNZ due to poor airport infrastructure).

User currently offlineWassch71 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2005, 208 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Sabena used to fly to Dar Es Salaam in the mid eighties, these were DC-10 flights routed via Jeddah; I believe the airline had fifth freedom rights on that sector. It's great to see that SN-Brussels is successful and that it is considering expanding long haul flights.
Cheers,
Wassch71.



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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Are they looking to operate to Tunis?


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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 4):
I would love to see SN Brussels take on Mogadishu. It would be a bold step but it would mean it would be the first major airline to serve Somalia and the only European connection.

Alitalia used to serve Mogadishu before shit hit the fan... it would be great to see other airlines operate there as well... heck, forget the airlines, i hope things will calm down and straighten up there.


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