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Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:55 pm

 
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:01 pm

Jet Airways withdrawal from the market has left a tremendous void. I don't know the economic viability of a standalone flight but the feed on the Brussels end should make it viable.
 
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:32 pm

Don’t see Delhi happening soon tbh, at least not before 2019. There has been a lot of « mulling » in recent times, i have also heard similar stories about possible destinations like lagos, boston, san fransisco, helsinki,... They all seem to be high on the wish list, but so far, nothing has been announced.
 
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:14 pm

How many long haul planes does SN have? They only serve a small amount of destinations with there widebodies, which is North America, Africa, and India. Would a flight to DEL need a new aircraft or would SN have the fleet to do so?

Also, SN has some pretty old A330's. I think some are over 20 years old.
 
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:22 pm

Surprised that the rumor ended up becoming true. Wonder if they'll open a DEL base too in addition to their BOM base when they start.
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:17 pm

Is there strong point to point demand for DEL-BRU? What do you think is driving their success of the BRU-BOM flight?
 
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:08 pm

CaliguyNYC wrote:
Is there strong point to point demand for DEL-BRU? What do you think is driving their success of the BRU-BOM flight?
Both DEL and BRU are StarAlliance hubs, so some demand could be found linking 2 hubs in the same allance.
BOM isn't really a AI hub as DEL but more likely also the fact that is an StarAlliance flight could account for something.
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:06 pm

CaliguyNYC wrote:
Is there strong point to point demand for DEL-BRU? What do you think is driving their success of the BRU-BOM flight?


Probably feed from England since there's a large Indian community in England and Brussels Airlines serves quite some British destinations. Of course there's competition from British Airways, but they're mainly concentrated in London. For the rest of England, I think Brussels Airlines is in a better position because then those people wouldn't need to go to London first. They can fly out of their own regional airports.

This is of course also true for Jet Airways, their main competitor who left Brussels for Amsterdam. Jet Airways is in a joint venture with KLM who also serve a large number of airports in the UK.
 
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:18 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
KLM who also serve a large number of airports in the UK.

SN: 7 KL: 18. So KL has a huge advantage when it comes to destinations served. Even bigger when looking at frequencies as well.
 
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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:17 am

NichCage wrote:
How many long haul planes does SN have? They only serve a small amount of destinations with there widebodies, which is North America, Africa, and India. Would a flight to DEL need a new aircraft or would SN have the fleet to do so?

Also, SN has some pretty old A330's. I think some are over 20 years old.


Older ones are being retired and replaced by younger ones.

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Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:43 pm

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
Jet Airways withdrawal from the market has left a tremendous void. I don't know the economic viability of a standalone flight but the feed on the Brussels end should make it viable.

How big is the feed at BRU?
AMS and CDG are much bigger and have 2 flights a day to DEL with KL, 9W from AMS and AF, 9W from CDG.
PatrickZ80 wrote:
This is of course also true for Jet Airways, their main competitor who left Brussels for Amsterdam. Jet Airways is in a joint venture with KLM who also serve a large number of airports in the UK.

AF as well at CDG.

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