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by oldblueeyes
08 Apr 2022, 22:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 32182

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2022

Most likely the 319 leaving the fleet and being replaced with 320NEOs in the coming years won't need new colors.
by oldblueeyes
11 Jan 2022, 09:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2022: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 73
Views: 22222

Re: BRU Summer 2022: news, new routes, airlines

At the end of the day it's all about economics and strategy. If Warsaw would have been a Cash cow before, there would have been no reason not to operate it. Strategically the question is if there is a threat within the group- the answer is no. There are enough hubs within LH were the group can make ...
by oldblueeyes
10 Jan 2022, 20:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2022: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 73
Views: 22222

Re: BRU Summer 2022: news, new routes, airlines

Unlikely that somebody would fly to the US via WAW whilst LH has the JV Partner operating from BRU. One important thing is the type of demand - if public sector workers are coming to Belgium, they would get centrally booked tickets for LOT. And LH is anyhow dominating the transfer pax volumes in the...
by oldblueeyes
10 Jan 2022, 18:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2022
Replies: 85
Views: 32182

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2022

The idea is to have an all A320 fleet, not to serve again every minimarket. In the US - New routes would be checked based on transfer pax from Afrika. Leisure markets still underserved due to Th Cook bankrupcy. So not unlikely to see more activities on leisure routes were 320 size makes perfectly se...
by oldblueeyes
16 Dec 2021, 14:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

Any idea when these 319 are die to be replaced with 320? Most of them are leased.
by oldblueeyes
15 Dec 2021, 01:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SWISS in 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 3795

Re: SWISS in 2021

Depends as well on the sweet spot of time and pax flow and available aircraft. Now it's easier as a large portion of the 321 is not flying.
With an all 320 fleet in the future, sone mid day flights could end up at Dolomiti.
by oldblueeyes
24 Nov 2021, 15:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

The biggest threat in such discussions is to look only on cost and not to the benefits. PR is a cost effective way to create brand awareness and a logo change is a good reason to get unpaid brand exposure to the media, have a check where you stay in brand positioning at airports, booking portals et...
by oldblueeyes
24 Nov 2021, 14:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

The biggest threat in such discussions is to look only on cost and not to the benefits. PR is a cost effective way to create brand awareness and a logo change is a good reason to get unpaid brand exposure to the media, have a check where you stay in brand positioning at airports, booking portals etc...
by oldblueeyes
23 Nov 2021, 20:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

for a company with a natural range of sales around 400 mil EUR these are peanuts and not wasted money at all.
by oldblueeyes
23 Nov 2021, 20:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4107
Views: 1517143

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Nothing new. LH still has 30 Options for A220s from the beginning of the C series program - initially targeted to replace SNs AVROs. Somebdy was choosing another option whilst LH was still a minority shareholder. The mainlines 319 are ageing and need replacement and most likely the CRJs will exit th...
by oldblueeyes
23 Nov 2021, 19:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4107
Views: 1517143

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

The group has other priorities. Securing and increasing the market positions in PRG and ARL as expansion markets for Eurowings. Wetleases are currently politically sensitive, as they would be perceived as "external" employment opportunities.And for SN they might not make economically sense...
by oldblueeyes
23 Nov 2021, 18:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4107
Views: 1517143

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

There are enough group A320 fam parked or in storage, so no need for wetleases.
LH has to many 319, so unlikely that they would be keen to add more.
And between flying and flying profitble there is a sensitive difference.
by oldblueeyes
23 Nov 2021, 17:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4107
Views: 1517143

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

With the diverted JFK-flight debacle in mind, is it even possible to maintain a reliable long-haul network with only 9 planes ? (rhetoric question) :| Of course. Otherwise, let's go to major hubs only and leave peanuts airlines with short haul, only. The world is not perfect - those ordering brand ...
by oldblueeyes
22 Nov 2021, 19:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4107
Views: 1517143

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Good to hear the re-activation of the 9th A330 and old routes resumed. I am still hoping for some more news as mentioned the other day, which would include new routes for SN. I would also like to see more cooperation between SN and some other star alliance members if LH agrees, although they have s...
by oldblueeyes
22 Nov 2021, 19:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

Planes get new painting every 6-7 years. And the transition will be done at the time each aircraft needs anyhow a new visit to the paint shop, regardless of the livery. To me, timing is ok : - there is a new positioning as network airline - 2023 there are 3 committed A320 NEOs coming, PR wise good ...
by oldblueeyes
21 Nov 2021, 11:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

Planes get new painting every 6-7 years. And the transition will be done at the time each aircraft needs anyhow a new visit to the paint shop, regardless of the livery. To me, timing is ok : - there is a new positioning as network airline - 2023 there are 3 committed A320 NEOs coming, PR wise good t...
by oldblueeyes
20 Nov 2021, 10:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

How many of these brand judgements are driven rather by personal frustration, other (ethnic) considerations and spotter judgements having nothing in common with the real life of the company which flyes the mass of average people? If i am looking to the actual design, i can see some similarities to t...
by oldblueeyes
19 Nov 2021, 12:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

I don't understand why there should be any Belgian flag or colors on an SN plane? Other legacy carriers don't have it... KL has no Dutch flag, nor the 'national' coloŕ (orange), neither has LH, OS,... Air Belgium does, but is has the name 'Belgium' in it, as does AF, IB, AZ,... The 'Belgian identit...
by oldblueeyes
19 Nov 2021, 12:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

If they really want to cut costs then don’t do a new livery at all...people are complaining of not getting their refund, staff are complaining of lower salary and then they decide to do this? And literally copy paste of two extremely similar logos that you can actually get sued for in real life. Ho...
by oldblueeyes
16 Nov 2021, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 92817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

Maybe the reason why so many planes (the CX one, the EW one,...) weren't painted in SN colors, was because they knew a new livery and logo was coming? There was no point in paining these aircraft in a c/s that was going away in the near future. Exactly my thoughts as well. I believe the rebranding ...