Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
I returned this morning to Brussels on the 7h20 Swiss/SN Brussels Zurich-Brussels flight. The route was operated not with the Avro Jet but with an Airbus 321 !!!! This biggest Airbus single aisle was almost full in C and Y. Many children, families and transfert pax boarded in Zurich for the 55 minute trip.
From this summer season on Swiss wil regulary appear in Brussels with Airbus again. And their handling partner is no longer Sabena but Aviapartner
744rules From Belgium, joined Mar 2002, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
globeground is a german handling company. I do not know the connection with lh but i know they also handle the thomas cook flts in terms of operations and checkin. Loading/unloading/catering and cleaning are done by aviapartner
Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1226 times:
Let me just make it clear:
x Globeground WAS a German company owned by Lufthansa. It's now a french owned handling group. Together with Swissport it's the biggest handling company in the world. In Brussels they are alreay present for 5 years now. They do the landside handling of almost all star alliance partners. Also Thomas Cook (partially Lufthansa owned as you all know) work with GlobeGround.
x Globeground is fighting to get a license for airside handling in Brussels. This is now a duopoly market (Sabena Ground, Aviapartner). Globeground participated in the receiver's bidding for Sabena Handling but their offer was not withold. They now went to court and complain against the take-over of Sabena Ground Handling by FCC.... So, SN 690 the take-over of Sabena Ground Handling by FCC is not a done deal by now. There is also a union problem (the unions don't accept the social plan FCC wants to implement)...
Conclusion: even in this sector of the tough industry lots of tensions and an uncertain future !!!
Loadcontroller From Switzerland, joined Feb 2002, 85 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
But do you know what is funny about the use of A319/320/321 from ZRH to BRU?
We are not allowed to load any ULD's (baggage and cargo containers) with the old "swissair"-logo on it. For a reason I do not know, "swisscargo" is OK. They must have the new "swiss" thing on it. This is due to the fact that the new Swiss airline is still afraid of having stuff blocked in BRU.......
It's the small things whitch make you think like it was before.