Flying lsd From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
Now that we have the delivery date of the 3 airbus 332 of VG airline ( 3 ex - SN) with the strat of a daily BRU JFK 1st of march and to Boston 15th of march the third airbus go maybe to LAX ??
THe logic in this story with the merger between DAT and VEX is:
a brand new airline in Belgium with maybe a brand new name with
2 part :
a medium short haul operation for the ex - VEX DAT
a long haul operation under the management of VG (they have 3 ex SN airbus )
BUT go to LAX is not maybe a good idea is the partnership with AA continue we have :
a daily BRU ORD by AA
a daily BRU JFK by the new company
A daily BRU BOS by the new company
the third aircraft must go to a AA hub then DFW or MIA
the best solution is maybe that AA take DFW BRU and the new company MIA BRU or vice versa so we have a daily connection between BRU and all the AA hub ( I know BOS is not a AA hub )
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5455 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
I heard that "VG Airlines" was going to be named after the founder of it. How modest is that, naming an airline after yourself .
The new airline should think of a name something like "Belgium International" or something like that.
If the AA partnership were to I guess, continue, than I think that DFW would keep the service. However, only if the partnership were on. The Sabena service worked because there was a ton of feed at DFW and BRU from connecting pax.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31766 posts, RR: 73 Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
MIA-BRU please. That would be great. A lot of traffic on the route, and while it offers less connections than Dallas (though it does offer the best connections to Latin America and the Caribbean, somewhere BRU lacks), it makes up for it with the higher O&D market. I think it is very possible if VG partners with AA.
Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
VG Airlines signed a contract for the lease of 3 ex-Sabena Airbusses from ILFC. The aircraft are stored at Bordeaux for the moment and will be painted into VG Airlines colours very soon by a French paintshop nearby Toulouse. Some VG Airlines images can already be seen here:
Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
The fact that the third A330-200 almost for sure will be named "Rudy Guiliani. Time Magazine "Person of the Year 2001". Major of New York 1994-2001." could indeed say that the first official flight will be BRU-JFK. Can't wait to join Van Gaever on this trip.
The first two A330-200's (ex-Sabena aircraft leased from ILFC) will be named after Van Gaever's grand children Emilie de Graaf en Michael Toman.
BA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11150 posts, RR: 60 Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
VG Airlines is planning to start out with service to New York (JFK) starting on March 1, followed by Boston (BOS) on March 15th.
Then a 3rd destination will follow, most likely Los Angeles (LAX). No date announced yet though.
They are also looking into serving Denver (DEN). A BRU-DEN flight could do great if they do some sort of code-share agreement with United on that route. If not, then I'm not sure how well it will do. It might have a chance.
That is all that they have announced so far. I'm sure they will look at other destinations such as SFO, MIA, ATL, etc.
I'll miss Sabena.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
Is it a joke about "Rudolf Guiliani" ? Uhmmm, it sounds
like a few people in Belgium doesn't know how to nickname an aircraft...With full respect to Van Gaever, it would have been more clever to use "City of New
York" for instance! Well, that's not less funny than
"Princess Elisabeth" (sorry for the Monarchists) or
"Spirit of the WTC" !!!
Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
As I said before; it is not yet 100% confirmed that it will be "Rudy". I think they might go for the full name "Rudolph Giuliani". Perhaps the A330-200 with this name will be used for the inaugural flight BRU-JFK at March 1, 2002.
DragonRapide From Belgium, joined Sep 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
LXLGU - How can dat start flying on April 1 to Kinshasha when
a/ it is still very uncertain that dat will survive
b/ if it survives under what form (meaning how much money will there be available - this will determine if it will be a European only carrier or not)
c/ when dat doesn't have the aircraft to fly to Kinshasha???
Air Orange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1167 times:
VG Airlines' official opening flight will be to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, planned March 1, 2002. The nickname of the plane will be "New York City. The Big Apple (incl. logo)." A welcome ceremony at JFK is in preparation.
Tca256 From Belgium, joined Dec 1999, 729 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
Okay, I got the point this time...I was sure "New York
city" would be the most pleasant nickname for such
inaugural flight....I'll be at Zaventem on March 1 but on
my way to Asia, I hope to spot the aircraft on the