airhansa wrote:I would actually agree with the proposal to turn re-brand the airline as "Eurowings" and have it serve as a primarily low cost airline with flights to Africa and the UK/Scandinavia. It could directly compete with KLM and AMS. A premium product could be used on flights to Africa.
Furthermore, I don't think it's silly to suggest that Belgians could take the train to AMS to CDG. Remember than LON to AMS has a larger market share on rail than by air.
LON to AMS has a large share of passengers using the train over the plane? Are you sure? There are only two daily direct trains compared with pre-Corona at least 10 daily LCY-AMS alone.
There are also flights from LHR (BA and KLM), LGW (BA and EasyJet), STN (EasyJet), LTN (EasyJet) and SEN (EasyJet). I’d find it very hard to believe more passengers were traveling by train than at least 30 daily flights.