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User currently offlineGlider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

There are already mentioned some names for the new Sabena. Some I heard were 'Delta Plus', 'DAT Plus', 'Air Belgium' (again...). These are the ones I heard on VTM; so don't kill me if it insn't true,  Wink/being sarcastic

I'd like to know the meaning of you about these names. Be critical; sceptical, euphorical, everything! I just want to know it!

Best regards,

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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Why not keeping the name Sabena? I know, the new company is said to have nothing in common with the old Sabena. But remember, in the US, when Midway, Pan Am, Braniff etc. went bankrupt, there was always another airline adopting these names. Btw, it would save them lots of money because they wouldn't have to re-paint the logos on the aircraft, check-in desks, boarding passes, uniforms, ...

User currently offlineGlider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 946 times:

I think you are absolutely right. In my opinion, they should keep the name 'Sabena'; but I thought they can't. But don't ask me why... Maybe Apuneger knows...

Meanwhile, I've heard another name... 'Sabena Light'. Personally, I think this name is rather... stupid for an airliner. This name has something like "now there is a new version of Sabena; and we have to give it a name as Coca Cola gave to Coca Cola Light...". I find it a stupid name.

But, as I said it already; keeping the name Sabena would be the best thing to do...

User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 940 times:

Since the new airline will keep on serving Africa, it might be very possible that the name of the new carrier will be... Sabena once again.
After all this name still has a very good reputation despite the recent problems.
I saw there were riots in Kinshasa this morning because several hundreds of Congolese willing to travel to Belgium to visit family found out there was no SN flight anymore. They simply could not believe it! Sabena is (or should I say was) just one of those things that were taken for granted.
If they opt to give the carrier a new name after all, I feel at least they should keep their logo, be it the stylish S or alternatively the Margritte bird. This fantastic surrealistic design which was designed in the 1930 by Belgian painter Margritte is displayed on all of the winglets of SN planes and personally I think it is one of the most beautiful aviation logos I can think of.
what do you think of it? Can you image it on the tail?

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User currently offlinePANYNJ From Bahamas, joined Sep 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Keep Sabena.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 881 times:

Yes, keep the name SABENA !!!


User currently offlineSpitfire From France, joined Feb 2001, 801 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 863 times:

Yes SABENA is to be kept as the new company name (just like PAN AM and others).

Sabena ... Never to be forgotten (12 years already , what a shame !! )
User currently offlinePlaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Keep SABENA. The brand recognition is already there. Despite its recent problems, it is a venerable carrier and it would be tragic to see it go altogether.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 840 times:

The name Sabena now also creates negative recognition-the strikes didnt help.

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