Regarding the Etihad flights I found a link on the net where Brussels and Frankfurt are mentioned as there next destinations http://www.tradearabia.com/tanews/newsdetails.asp?Article=78448&Sn=<acronym title="Trenton - Mercer County (TTN), USA - New Jersey">TTN</acronym>&Cnt= Iran AIr was mentioned b...Jump to post
After Ethiopean a couple of weeks ago, news is going around that also Etihad Airways and Iran Air will start operations to/from Brussels in the comming months. Ethipean is officially confirmed and slots have been requested. The Etihad news was also mentioned on the official Etihad website The Iran ...Jump to post
According to a Belgian newspapaer a Canadian company ( Canada World ? ) is planning to make Brussels it's European hub. It wants to start flying to major European cities from Brussels. Which cities in Canada would get a direct link with Brussels is not very clear ( Toronto ? Montreal ? ) I think Sab...Jump to post
Not that long ago I posted a topic here to ask how the Exel group was doing and how it was possible that they just had to take over loss-making companies to make them profittable ( they gave that impression anyway ). The only other thing they did was start charter and other activities on locations ...Jump to post
SN<acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> has also already mentioned that the B717 <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym> A318 are both to heavey and NO option [u]for the moment [/u] !! I think WHEN they would buy new aircraft of that si...Jump to post
It is NOT GermanWings who is buying these planes.
See other topic
I'm wondering that there IS a new customer for the 717
Otherwise --> B777Jr there are as many new 757 customers as 717 customers : none !!
<acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA is code-sharing with Malmö Aviation as well I think. Regarding the questions about the planes: sorry I don't know where the A340's are right now. I THINK the same crew can work on A319 and on A320 but maybe someone who works with an airline can conf...Jump to post
The main point of the French article is that SNBA is looking at several options for the renewal of the fleet but that it is alo possible that they will keep using the AVRO's for some time So everything is open for the moment, nothing decided It does say that the A318 and/or B717 is to heavy/big for...Jump to post
Wouldn't the F70 be to big for VLM ? Know that we are talking Belgian Carriers ... why not <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA, when i read an article about there fleet plans they said the A318 and B717 where to heavy ( an/or big ) to replace the AVRO's, so they were looking at ERJ or ...Jump to post
@ Kanebear What a b**t reply, maybe I should write down what I had to hear on 'some' flights in the US, but then the server would be to small !! And then I did not get any comment in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Ga...Jump to post
Now that Virgin Express is taken over by <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA I'm wondering what will this have as a result concerning there fleet <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>-BA is currently operating a lot of AVRO jets as well as A319 on the short-medium destination...Jump to post
EUhm, I'm 100% sure that before the A380 will take the skies there will be enough emergency exits and doors to handle the nr of pax. I'm also convonced that the A380 will need to pass all safety checks that other aircraft need to pass and that it will pass these tests. Airbus will certainly have av...Jump to post
Yes You are right , and there are more, like Grande Exel, Aruba Exel , KLM Exel ( don't know that still exists ), they have a company in France as well operating from Strasbourg if i'm not mistaken and another one where Curacao is in the name ...
They all belong to the 'group'
Does anyone have information on hown the Excel Aviation Group is doing ? Esp from Brussels/Holland ? These days I read a lot of information about Excel expanding rather quickly ( like starting services from Brussels with B767-300 ... ). They are also seen as one of the last chances for V-Bird to sur...Jump to post
I'm also wondering what Chelsea and there fans think of this since Emirates is currently there shirtsponsor !
And since Chelsea is also a London based team I don't think they will sponsor both teams.
Certainly not Arsenal-Chelsea, the fans eat eachother alive over there
Can someone share some experiences on SAA service on board ? Esp: flight London-Johannesburg ( B747-400 ? ), Johannesburg - Cape Town ( B737-800 ? - would be my first time on 737NG ) and Cape Town - London ( B747-400 ? ) Any chance I fly A340-600 (would be my first time on this type too) iso B747-40...Jump to post
@ Imonti Sorry that is a NON post !! Or you come up with arguments/information or you don't post this kind of things ! BTW SAA has chosen airbus above Boeing while they already had B737 <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> ! Now going back to Boeing aircraft, before +/- 50% the ordered...Jump to post
I can confirm that Kenya Airlines is a good airline I flew on them 2 years ago, at the start I had also something 'oh boy, is this a good idea' but the person who sold me the ticket asured me that is was a very good airline. I must say, they did there job very well, just like you were flying Europe...Jump to post
If I was VLM and would considering flying to Switzerland I would try EuroAirport ( Basel-Mulhouse-Fribourg). Probably from Brussels in cooperation with SN BA. Small airport serving 3 cities in 3 countries all with a lot of industry. I think THAT is the market for VLM. Not competing with big carriers...Jump to post
VLM announced they will stop flying the Antwerp - Geneva route for economical reasons. In stead they will start flying as of 01/05 from Antwerp to Manchester via Rotterdam ( the Rotterdam - Manchester route is currently already operated by VLM ) A littlebit contradictory to older 'news' they only a...Jump to post
VLM airlines announced yesterday that it wants to start flying the Antwerp-Amsterdam route after KLM drops this route. Apparantly they believe there is a potential market especially because of the diamond industry. They immediatley ( diamond industry ) reacted after KLM announced it would stop flyin...Jump to post
High Quality airline like DAT ????????????? How many times did you fly DAT ?? I'm sure Sabeniens and DAT personel will blame VEX for everything that goes wrong in the beginning but I flew Sabena and Virgin Express enough to know that if you take the price into consideration that VEX was not worse t...Jump to post
oh shut up; FFlyer is one of those people that think there is only one civilised country in the world. I can only advice him to buy a world map, there is whole world to dicover Fflyer ! And guess what, they can even read and write too, you don't have to fly to mars to find them <img src="/disc...Jump to post
I like the colours very much ! Why ? Difficult to explain, they are very 'special', you'll immediatley recognize those planes between all the 'white' ones ... It's just beautiful. But the title 'Van Gaever and Co NV ' will not be on the planes itself will it ? That part I don't like, it should show ...Jump to post
They also siad thay would take the A340-600
BTW , they will start a publicity campaign soon where they will put the attention on the fact that they only operate 4 engine aircraft !
How many engines does the 773ER have ? How many engines do the A340 have ?
The transfer of slots is nothing compared what happened ( Swissair, BECA ... ) within Sabena They pulled both real maffia actions on the company. Too bad Swissair didn't survive it themselves and BECA is too stupid to gain any advantage ( the opposite is true , they are seen as 'the pest' in Europe...Jump to post
Lewis, Sabena closed down a couple of weeks ago !! How long do you think building a terminal takes ?? Even the 11th September tragady was ofcourse NOT foreseen, how could they ?? There was a big need for a new modern terminal in Brussels because , like already explained , the C-terminal is out-dated...Jump to post
Brussels ( Belgium ) Amsterdam ( The Netherlands ) London, Bristol ( England ) Dublin ( Ireland ) Barcelona, Tenerife, Malaga ( Spain ) Faro, Madeira ( Portugal ) Frankfurt, Munchen ( Germany ) Kreta ( Greece ) Milano, Catania, Roma, Palermo, Torino ( Italy ) Basel, Zurich ( Switzerland ) Bangkok (...Jump to post
Don't forget that you are basing yourself on facts that are not 100% checked ! It are just assumptions + data from other comparable carriers/situations So, everybody will have his truth here, but THE figures are only knowsn by the people from DAT itself. So 55% , 70 % for DAT ... future will tell b...Jump to post
It all about the use of the WRONG name when talking about airports and I hope LH wins this case and RyanAir have to start using the correct names ! Not one other company is allowed to lie like RyanAir is doing right now ! I am not in favour of LH high fares but in the case of the adds I do support ...Jump to post
When will DAT start to operate the 8 A320 they wanted to get from Sabena ?
Or is this plan not valid any longer ?
I know in the beginning they planned to take over 8 A320 and even 8 A330 ( for inter-continental routes to NY, Boston and several destinations in Africa )
Any new on this ?