xenon
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Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:22 am

Guys,

Why are there so few widebodies (747 and Airbus A330/340 particular)
visiting the BRU airport?
Is it due to the noise restrictions? Or is BRU not intresting enough?

When you see other airports you see mostly "big planes"!!

No offence, BRU is a nice airport but i like to see some more
great big birds...

Regards,

Daniel

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Craigy
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:18 am

Probably too close to AMS to warrant another major international hub.

Remember that Brussels is famous for being the center of European Politics.
European flights = shorthaul = small planes.

Just a suggestion.
Craig.
 
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:03 pm

Hey Xenon,

I think it will better the next coming months.

1) I heard that BR would begin to fly pax flights to EBBR
2) VG Airlines
3) Birdy

Now we have:
1) AA
2) DL
3) SQ (pax + freight)
4) Saudi Arabian
5) MS
6) 6V
7) Cameroon Airlines
8) Air Honkong (freight)
9) China Airlines (freight)
.....

Yes, when you go to AMS or CDG you see lots of wide bodies. I find it too that all those Avro's are becoming boring, but do not forget that we have a small country!!

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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:36 pm

Hi,

Sabena 690, China Airlines when??????

Greetings,
Wim
 
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:46 pm

I've never seen China Airlines at BRU, do they come at night?

 
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apuneger
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 1:48 am

It's true indeed that BRU lacks widebodies-traffic. However, one of BIAC's concerns is indeed attrackting more distant airlines (asian,...).

Well, I can only hope that we over here at BRU will see some nice widebodies in the nearby future (especially 747-400 and 777...)

Ivan
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 2:25 am

Hey,

I saw a China Airlines B747-400F in Brussels about 2 months ago. Maybe this flight is cancelled now, but I thought it was a regular flight than. I believe it was on a weekday, but I am not sure...

Regards,
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ebos
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:20 am

China Airlines is regular at LUX (sometimes twice a day with 742 and 744), but very rare at BRU.

It's strange but most of the widebodies at BRU are freighters (Saudia, Air Hong Kong, Asiana, Korean, EVA, Singapore Cargo, Gemini, World, Hydro Air... + ad hoc flights Fed Ex, Evergreen....).

Sven
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apuneger
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 8:54 am

I'd love to see Qantas or Japan Airlines in BRU. Anybody else?

Ivan
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xenon
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 9:26 am

Maybe we can sign a petition...  Laugh out loud
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:12 pm

LOL Xenon  Big thumbs up

Yeah Ivan, I would like to see too JAL and Qantas here with a B747-400 of course  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. My favourites are also South African Airlines, China Eastern (after they stopped the Beijing route some months ago), Cathay Pacific, .......

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Sabena 690
 
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RE: Why So Few Widebodies In BRU...?

Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:22 pm

I have an additional question (it is out of topic, but...)

On Saturday the 30th of March, a part of the last year students of my school departs on holiday to Catania, Sicilië.
They depart with Thomas Cook at 13.00h to Catania.

If there is someone at the airport, can you please take some photos of the aircraft and send me them via e-mail (check my profile for e-mail).

Thanks in advantance,
Regards,
Sabena 690

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