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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Hello guys,

Here are some things about Brussels.

1) DL will downgrade it's MD11 service from Atlanta to Brussels soon back to a B767-300. Is this such a low yield route for DL? Why do they downgrade the MD11 only a few weeks after the first flight back to a B763?

2) DL will schedule it's BRU-JFK from the morning departure in Brussels to an evening departure. Has this something to do with the VG Airlines flight that departs at 11.30h?

3) I heard rumours that Air Canada will come back to Brussels. They should start in November with daily flights to Brussels, aircraft should be a B767-200. Who knows more?

4) Is there already known more when Syrian Arab Airlines will do it's first flight? They announced the flight some time ago, it was already visible in the reservation systems.

5) Air Transat will start an A310 service to Brussels soon. This flight will end at the end of October.

6) Does someone of you know if other companies are intended to start new flights to Brussels?

7) As earlier announced that CO would ugrade it's B762 on the BRU-EWR route to B764, they stay flying the B762 (except some exceptions, like tomorrow it will be the B764). Are they going to upgrade it or not?

8) Is there already known more about the American and Asian partner of SNBA?

9) Is there already known more about the Los Angeles - Brussels - Yerevan flight of VG Airlines? By the way, Freddy Van Gaever told today that only 150 tickets are already sold!!!! This means huge loss making flights every day to NYC, and soon loss making flights to Boston. How long will this take...

10) Is there already known more about Sobelair?

11) When will the Air Hongkong B742F freighter services to Brussels be replaced by Cathay Pacific B742F freighter services?

12) Still no more info on the possible Eva Air flight to Brussels?


Some questions to keep you all working  Big thumbs up

Best regards, and thanks for the replies,
Frederic

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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

DL does not have a morning departure to BRU anymore. The flights leave since april in the afternoon, 1.15PM exactely. I dont know everything about a evening departure, could you tell me were you got this information from? DL is indeed going to downgrade the MD11 from the 1st of july. The reason is simple, the loads are not sufficient enough to fill a MD11 but will fill up a 767-300 everyday.


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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

DL does not have a morning departure to BRU anymore.

Well, that was what I meant. The flight departs at 13.00h, so an afternoon departure Big grin

could you tell me were you got this information from?

I think that this is not important. I just got the information, that is all I wanna say about it. The person from which I get it is a person you can trust, so...

Rgds
Frederic



User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

So you news is that the schedule has been changed from a morning to an afternoon departure or from an afternoon departure to an evening departure? Because a morning to an evening departure is not possible, as there is no morning flight to JFK from DL. Unless you mean the ATL flight instead of the JFK flight offcourse. Could you please clarify this.

Thanks,



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User currently offlineAirDD From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

I saw that justplanes.com announced the Delta equipment & time changes.

airdDD


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Air DD,

thanks for that info.
Can you give the scheduled time for the JFK flight in case it changes to the evening? When will they start with it?



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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

According to the site you mentioned (Air DD) there is no change in schedule for the JFK flight in BRU. It does leave JFK later and arrives later in BRU but that does not affect the departure time of flight 141. The airplane has still about 4 hours ground time when it will come in at the new scheduled arrival time of 9.25AM.


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User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

About the SLR thing: I heard on 'Kanaal Z' that the SLR mgmt is discussing at this moment (again) with Aldo Vastapane. Pretty strange, if you bear in mind that the SLR employees rejected his offer a couple of weeks ago.

Tony Gram is still trying to buy SLR, but he admitted that, if things don't work out, SLR according to him, just might go bankrupt.

They also said on 'Kanaal Z' that SLR, or at least the administrator Van Buggenhout, will decide on June 3rd who will take over SLR.

That's all I can think of right now.

Ivan



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User currently offlineLumumba From Belgium, joined Mar 2001, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

And what about Air canada?
Regards
Patrice


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

@Manni,

I heard that the afternoon departure of 1.15 PM was going to dissapear, and that the aircraft should leave Brussels in the evening.

Thx for the SLR info Apuneger!

Any more comments on 10+ questions-statements?

Rgds
Frederic


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

x Sorry, I have to come back to the schedule of the DL flight to NY.
I got new information, and it is indeed like you said Manni. The departs later in JFK, but this does not change the departure hour of the aircraft in BRU back to JFK. Sorry for this!

x Cameroon Airlines leaves Brussels!! They will bring their Belgian operations to CDG.

x About Syrian Airlines: their schedule has been changed. The flight lands on Sunday at 07.15am and leaves Brussels back to DAM at 08.15am.

x Here are the Air Transat schedules:

26jun till 25 sep: wednesday Bru 12u15 ---Yul 14u00 TS 389 A310
till 14 okt: monday Bru 13u30 --- Yul 15u25 TS 189 A310

25 jun till 25 sep: tuesday Yul 21u35 ---Bru 10u20 (next day) TS 388 A310
till 14 okt: sunday Yul22u55 --- Bru 11u40 (next day) TS 188 A310

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineEstablished02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Regarding traffic at BRU:

Both today and yesterday I noticed a DC8-60 (=> noise + smoke!!!) on take-off at around 21:30. It was hard to identify the airline, considering the height and distance of the plane. However, I believe that it was a DC8 of MK Airlines.

Can someone comment on the nature of these two (or more?) flights?

Now I hope that someone will confirm my wishful thinking that this could be a new scheduled cargo flight between BRU and a distant African destination? I believe MK Airlines already flies to LUX / AMS / OST?

Regards,

Established02


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

About MK Airlines: yes, I heard it too about the move from Liège to Brussels.

Who knows more about:

I heard rumours that Air Canada will come back to Brussels. They should start in November with daily flights to Brussels, aircraft should be a B767-200.?

Regards,
Frederic





User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Nice to see that Syrian Arab has changed its schedule to the morning. Better to take pictures than during the night. When does the service commence?


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User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

What about the Volare Airlines flights to Naples and Venice??



User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

@Airblue:

VA flies already to Naples, the flight proceeds than to Catania.

This is from Brussels to Naples:

VA2400 1234567 12:00 14:20 320 0104-2610
VA2406 1234567 18:20 20:35 320 0105-2610

This is from Naples to Brussels:

VA2407 1234567 08:40 10:55 320 0205-2610
VA2401 1234567 15:10 17:30 320 3103-2610

@Manni:

I believe that the first flight of Syrian will be the 14th of July.

By the way, the schedule I gave was for the Saturday flight. The flight on Thursday is still bad for spotters.

Here is an earlier thread (some things have changed in the meantime):
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/803658/6/

Regards,
Frederic





User currently offlineA330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

For info: There is a third 737-400 in full Virgin Blue colors in Brussels (OO-VEP).

About Air Canada: AC had considered coming to Brussels (Toronto-Montreal-Brussels) but has shelved those plans for the moment. The move would be more to protect AC's interests, keeping competitors away from the Montreal market which would otherwise be a threat to them. If they would come, it would certainly not be before summer 2003.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

The first B747-200 of Air Gabon landed an hour ago at Brussels.

They will fly weekly to Libreville.

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineEstablished02 From Belgium, joined Jan 2002, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

> There is a third 737-400 in full Virgin Blue colors in Brussels (OO-VEP).

During the last few months VEX has received 3 of these Virgin Blue aircraft. Is/was there a shortage of planes in the VEX fleet in view of further expansion or are these Virgin Blue aircraft replacing other planes? I believe VEX did not open new scheduled destinations during the last few months, however they have started to operate a considerable amount of charter flights.

> The first B747-200 of Air Gabon landed an hour ago at Brussels.

Wow! I thought GN was previously flying only the B762 to Brussels!
Is this an occasional visit or can we expect to see the 747 at BRU again?
What is the routing of this GN flight?


Regards,

Established02


User currently offlineA330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Established02 - The Virgin aircraft are returning with Virgin Express after Virgin Blue received their Next Generation 737 aircraft and the extra capacity is indeed useful for the extra charter flights that will be put in for the summer season.

There are now 2 Air Gabon aircraft in Brussels! (Don't forget the 767 in the Sabena Technics hangar 41).

 Smokin cool


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