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  1. Coronavirus: Brussels Airlines va suspendre ses vols réguliers dès vendredi. La suspension devrait durer au moins quatre semaines Selon un communiqué de la compagnie, tous les vols réguliers seront suspendus jusqu'au 19 avril inclus. Le programme des vols sera progressivement réduit au cours de cette semaine, pour atteindre une suspension totale temporaire des vols d'ici ce samedi. Le CEO Dieter Vranckx affirme que Brussels Airlines travaille dès aujourd'hui à la reprise de nos vols planifiés pour le 20 avril. 70% des passagers en moins à Brussels Airport Le nombre de passagers a baissé de 70% ces derniers jours au Brussels Airport par rapport à la même période l'an dernier, informe mardi ce dernier dans un communiqué. Le nombre de vols a baissé de 50%. Les compagnies présentes à l'aéroport de Zaventem réduisant considérablement leurs activités en raison de l'épidémie de coronavirus, le Brussels Airport est au ralenti mais encore opérationnel. "Aujourd'hui, nous avons 70% de passagers en moins par rapport à la même période l'an passé, et la situation va encore s'aggraver dans les jours qui viennent. Nous examinons donc la manière dont nous allons à présent aborder nos opérations et gardons la priorité sur la santé publique et la sécurité", déclare Arnaud Feist, CEO de Brussels Airport https://www.rtbf.be/info/economie/detail_coronavirus-brussels-airlines-va-suspendre-ses-vols-reguliers-des-vendredi-selon-une-source-syndicale?id=10460144
  2. En Europe quasiment plus rien ne vole.Beaucoup vont soit faire faillite ou devoir être renflouée ou carrément nationalisées. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/brussels-airlines-requests-200-million-aid-from-the-belgian-state/ Alitalia par contre sera sauveé..par le Corona virus.Quel destin. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/alitalia/alitalia-to-be-re-nationalised/
  3. Montréal : Air Canada se renforce sur les Antilles françaises 18 000 sièges supplémentaires Présente dans les Antilles françaises depuis déjà 45 ans, Air Canada a choisi d'accroître sa présence dans les îles en renforçant son programme annuel en 2020 avec une augmentation de 18 000 sièges sur l’année au départ de Montréal. Ce renforcement de la capacité se répartit comme suit : plus de 10 000 sièges supplémentaires sur l’année en Guadeloupe (une augmentation de sa capacité de 40% par rapport à 2019), et plus de 8 000 sièges en Martinique (une augmentation de 35%). En Guadeloupe, Air Canada propose un service direct de Montréal à Point-à-Pitre sans interruption depuis plus de 45 ans. Pour la Martinique, la ligne opérée par des A319 a connu une brève absence dans les années 2000 avant de reprendre son envol en décembre 2009. https://www.tourmag.com/Montreal-Air-Canada-se-renforce-sur-les-Antilles-francaises_a102523.html
  4. Air Canada YUL S20 China / Overall Long-Haul changes as of 21FEB20. Latest inventory update now sees service to Mainland China closed for reservation for travel 28MAR20 – 29APR20 Reservation closed 28MAR20 – 29APR20: Montreal – Shanghai Pu Dong 6 weekly Montreal – Algiers eff 06JUN20 Planned Air Canada rouge 767 replacing Mainline A330-300 unchanged. Reduce from 5 weekly in S19 to 3 weekly in S20. Planned 4th weekly 24JUN20 – 07SEP20 cancelled Montreal – Athens Air Canada rouge 2 weekly AC1934/1935 operates for the week of 10SEP20, instead of 18JUN20 – 17SEP20. Peak season frequency is 7 weekly instead of 9 Montreal – Brussels Latest aircraft revision, 787-8 replaced by following: 31MAR20 – 30APR20 A330-300 01MAY20 – 01JUN20 787-8 (-9 on 31MAY20 / 01JUN20) 02JUN20 – 14JUN20 A330-300 15JUN20 – 07SEP20 787-9 Montreal – Dublin 16JUN20 – 26SEP20 787-8 replaces A330-300, 4 weekly (-9 on 18JUN20 and 25JUN20; 787 operation moves forward 2 weeks earlier than planned) Montreal – Frankfurt 787-9 operates entire summer season, except following by 787-8: 31MAY20 – 14JUN20 Day 37 15JUN20 – 06SEP20 Day 137 Montreal – Lyon Latest service adjustment: 28MAR20 – 30APR20 Increase from 4 to 5 weekly 01MAY20 – 13JUN20 787-8 replaces A330-300 (5th weekly flight from 01JUN20, instead of 30APR20) 30JUN20 – 05SEP20 Increase from 5 to 6 weekly Montreal – Marseille eff 01JUL20 Air Canada rouge 3 weekly service operates from this date, instead of 10JUN20 Montreal – Shanghai Pu Dong 787-8 replaces -9 during following: 15JUN20 – 29JUN20 Day 14 01JUL20 – 07SEP20 Day x267 Montreal – Tel Aviv Planned increase from 2 to 3 weekly for 06JUL20 – 23SEP20 unchanged. 787-8 previously scheduled to operate entire summer season, is now replaced by following during selected periods: 31MAY20 – 06SEP20 787-9 (Additional capacity with 787-9 operates 3 weekly from 06JUL20 to 06SEP20) 04OCT20 – 21OCT20 A330-300 Montreal – Tokyo Narita 787-8 replaces -9 during following: 31MAY20 – 14JUN20 Daily 16JUN20 – 30JUN20 Day x14 04JUL20 – 06SEP20 Day 267 Montreal – Venice Seasonal 3rd weekly Air Canada rouge service operates 08SEP20 – 26SEP20, instead of 23JUN20 – 26SEP20 Previously reported changes: Montreal – Geneva 29MAR20 – 05MAY20 Reduce from 6 to 5 weekly Montreal – London Heathrow 28MAR20 – 30APR20 A330-300 continues to operate during this period, instead of originally filed 787-9 eff 01MAY20 777-300ER replaces A330-300 Montreal – Nice eff 08MAY20 Mainline A330-300 replaces rouge 767 08MAY20 – 01JUN20 Day 156 03JUN20 – 04JUL20 Day x247 05JUL20 – 26SEP20 Day x27 28SEP20 – 23OCT20 Day 135 Montreal – Paris CDG 02JUL20 – 27AUG20 Increase from 14 to 17 weekly, additional flights operated by A330-300 Montreal – Rome A330-300 replaced by following: 29MAR20 – 28APR20 787-9 eff 30APR20 777-300ER Montreal – Toulouse eff 04JUN20 5 weekly A330-300, new route https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289779/air-canada-s20-china-overall-long-haul-changes-as-of-21feb20/
  5. Air Canada expands A220 network in S20. Air Canada last month (January 2020) filed additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft service during summer 2020 season, including service to The Bahamas. Planned operation as follows. Montreal – Halifax eff 01MAY20 1 daily (11 weekly from 01OCT20) Montreal – Nassau 02MAY20 – 24OCT20 1 weekly Montreal – Vancouver eff 01JUN20 1 daily (2 daily from 01OCT20; one-time A220 from Montreal scheduled on 22FEB20) Previously reported new A220 routes for summer season: Montreal – Denver eff 01MAY20 1 daily A220-300 (replacing CRJ900) Montreal – Seattle eff 04MAY20 1 daily A220-300 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289454/air-canada-expands-a220-network-in-s20/ Air Canada in the last few days suspended reservations for flights to Mainland China, for travel between 01MAR20 and 27MAR20. Reservation for travel during this period is no longer available. Montreal – Shanghai Pu Dong 6 weekly 787-9 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289452/air-canada-suspends-mainland-china-bookings-in-march-2020/
  6. Peut être plus Abidjan(plus riche,grosse communauté libanaise avec éventuellement des liens avec celle de MTL?). Par contre moindre potentiel touristique. De BRU,SN opérait surtout vers DKR en Y uniquement avec des vols continuant vers Banjul en triangle.
  7. Air Canada S20 Long-Haul changes as of 20JAN20. Air Canada Mainline Montreal – Brussels 28MAR20 – 30APR20 A330-300 replaces 787-8 Montreal – Frankfurt 29MAR20 – 29APR20 787-9 continues to operate 1 daily, replacing previously filed 450-seater 777-300ER (787-9 operates entire summer) Montreal – London Heathrow 31MAR20 – 30APR20 A330-300 continues to operate during this period, instead of previously filed 787-9 eff 01MAY20 777-300ER replaces A330-300 Montreal – Rome A330-300 replaced by following: 29MAR20 – 28APR20 787-9 (Previous plan: 787-8) eff 30APR20 777-300ER Air Canada rouge Montreal – Algiers eff 06JUN20 Service operated by rouge 767 once again, replacing Mainline A330-300 in S19. Overall service reduces from 5 weekly in S19 to 4 weekly (3 weekly 06JUN20 – 22JUN20, 10SEP20 – 26SEP20) Montreal – Marseille 29JUN20 – 06SEP20 Service continues to operate 3 weekly, instead of planned increase to 4. 767 operating Montreal – Dublin 30JUN20 – 26SEP20 787-8 replaces A330-300, 4 weekly Montreal – Geneva 29MAR20 – 05MAY20 Reduce from 6 to 5 weekly Montreal – Lyon Frequency increase compared to previous listing: 28MAR20 – 29APR20 Increase from 4 to 5 weekly, A330-300 operating 30APR20 – 29JUN20 787-8 replaces A330-300 (Increase from 4 to 5 weekly from 30APR20 to 09MAY20, compared to previous listing) 30JUN20 – 05SEP20 Increase from 5 to 6 weekly, A330-300 operating Montreal – Nice eff 08MAY20 Mainline A330-300 replaces rouge 767 08MAY20 – 01JUN20 Day 156 03JUN20 – 01JUL20 Day x247 02JUL20 – 31AUG20 Day x27 Montreal – Paris CDG 02JUL20 – 27AUG20 Increase from 14 to 17 weekly, additional flights operated by A330-300 Montreal – Tel Aviv eff 06JUL20 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly (Previous plan: eff 31MAY20). 787-8 operates entire summer season (A330-300 previously scheduled from 31MAY20) Montreal – Toulouse eff 04JUN20 5 weekly A330-300, new route https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/288916/air-canada-s20-long-haul-changes-as-of-20jan20/
  8. Internal Boeing Emails Claim 777X Shares MAX Problem. nternal emails from Boeing staff members working on the 737 MAX were made public earlier this month have revealed new safety problems for the company's flagship 777X, a long-range, wide-body, twin-engine passenger jet, currently in development that is expected to replace the aging 777-200LR and 777-300ER fleets, reported The Telegraph. Already, damning emails released via a U.S. Senate probe describes problems during the MAX development and qualification process. The emails also highlight how Boeing employees were troubled by the 777X – could be vulnerable to technical issues... https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/internal-boeing-emails-claim-777x-shares-max-problem
  9. SAS vers Cohenhague à l'époque des JO 76 Finnair:Helsinki Varig RG vers RIO/SAO Aerolineas Argentinas: YMX-JFK- soit RIO-EZE ou MIA-RIO-EZE Lanchile:YMX-JFK-MIA-SCL Viasa:Caracas Air India vers Mumbai et Delhi? South African (période JO 76):JNB Aeroflot(Moscou),CSA (Prague),LOT(Varsovie),Tarom(Bucarest pas bien longtemps),IB Madrid-Mexico,Alitalia AZ vers FCO Olympic et CP AIR: Athènes CP AIR vers Amsterdam et MXP Sabena: Bruxelles-Mexico city Swissair: Zurich JAT:Belgrade et Zagreb EL AL: Tel Aviv Une autre cie dont j'ai oublié le nom pour le Venezuela(porlamar) AC a fait MUC un court moment Nationair(BRU) et Wardair(CDG/LHR): faillite
  10. Grande communauté Libanaise à Abidjan avec des liens avec la communauté de MTL. https://www.jeuneafrique.com/695940/societe/qui-sont-les-libanais-de-cote-divoire/
  11. Espérons Aer Lingus en 2021 et que l'arrivée de TP va faire bouger Iberia car TP pourra acheminer facilement bcq de pax vers le marché Espagnol. Il ne manquera plus qu'un transporteur Italien et à très long terme la Grèce devrait retrouver une cie Long Haul fiable. Par contre pour SAS et Finnair(présentes à YMX il y a longtemps) je n'y crois pas.On verra ce que le vol sur CPH(un peu un test)fonctionnera à l'été 2020? Lot ou Tchèque Airline voir Tarom(vu la communauté roumaine en hausse)par contre une mini chance.
  12. Il y a bien longtemps AC avait en plan une liaison vers le Vietnam(elle fut même un court instant en gds)au moment ou BEY avait été annulé sur pression US. Les vols étaient chargés 'sous réserve d'approbation gouvernementale'.Il n'y a jamais eu de suite.Je ne me souviens pas de la période exactement,mais je suis certain d'avoir vu ça.
  13. Si le rachat de Transat est confirmé,à terme par contre les vols de saison entre YUL et BRU(3 x) de Transat,ça va faire un peu beaucoup je crois. Après Aer Lingus (confirmé pour 2020),on attend plus que TP/IB et soit AZ ou Air Italy...moins optimiste pour Lot par contre.
  14. Ils ont besoin d'une petite 'mise à jour' culturelle sur MTL.😀 Sinon AC reprend la route YYZ BRU,5 x semaine . https://www.dhnet.be/actu/belgique/brussels-airlines-va-bientot-relier-bruxelles-a-montreal-5d6fa14af20d5a3c02205c71
  15. Brussels Airlines to launch flights to Montreal, Canada in 2020. As from the end of March 2020, Brussels Airlines, Belgium’s home carrier will launch seasonal flights to Montreal, i.e. in the summer season (end March to end October), the airline will offer 5 flights per week between Brussels Airport and Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. With the remaining aircraft capacity in winter, Brussels Airlines will also increase its offer to Washington, which will become a year round service as of 20 February, whereas today this is a summer destination only. Montreal being the most important market in Canada out of Belgium and having a high demand for connections to and from Sub-Saharan Africa via Brussels, Brussels Airlines has decided to launch flights to Montreal, the second most populous municipality in Canada. “Montreal is a real added value for the Brussels Airlines network. It is a strong market out of Belgium, with over 75,000 potential travellers a year. Montreal is very relevant both for business and leisure travellers, and the appealing destination can easily be stimulated for both individual and group travel. We are looking forward to adding Montreal to our portfolio,” said Frederic Dechamps, Senior Director Sales Belgium – Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa Group Flights leave out of Brussels Airport in the morning and return to Brussels early in the morning, allowing for convenient connections to and from many European destinations and Brussels Airlines’ 17 African destinations. Onboard Experience The new Brussels – Montreal route will be operated with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which includes Brussels Airlines’ newly introduced boutique hotel in the sky service in its brand new Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. Passengers can experience Belgian hospitality and a premium culinary experience onboard. A menu crafted every year by a different Belgian Star Chef is available for the enjoyment of Business Class passengers. All guests also have the choice of eight famous Belgian beers as well as Belgian wines, coffee and premium Belgian chocolates. Brussels Airlines’ new Premium Economy Class offers long haul passengers a quiet, relaxed and comfortable experience with plenty of legroom spacing up to 96cm. Chairs are also equipped with bigger headrests and a generous 40° seat recline that allow for a relaxing sleep. Furthermore, every seat is equipped with its own USB power plug in order to stay productive during their flight. Tickets can be booked on brusselsairlines.com, the Brussels Airlines ticketing desk or travel agencies. Schedule Summer 2020 (March 29th 2020 – October 24th 2020) in local time Brussels Airlines’ last flight to Toronto will take off on January 7th 2019. Passengers already booked on flights after that date will be offered alternative travel solutions. With the remaining capacity in the Winter season (end October until end March), Brussels Airlines is able to increase its Washington service to a year-round destination, herewith responding to the high demand for flights between Washington and Brussels Airlines’ African destinations. In summer (end March until end October) the service will be offered daily, in winter 4 times a week. About Montreal Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. Set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart, Montreal was named Canada’s Cultural Capital by Monocle Magazine. Montréal is a busy and exhilarating city that includes neighbourhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to the hip and laidback Mile-End. Montreal’s many cultural communities have given it a distinct local culture. Every summer sees the arrival of many festivals in the city. The city’s largest festival is the Montreal International Jazz Festival, which is the biggest jazz festival in the world. Other popular festivals include the Just for Laughs (largest comedy festival in the world) and the Montreal World Film Festival. Montreal is also home to the famous Cirque du Soleil, which performs in a marvellous tent complex by the water. Highlights of the city include the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, which features works from European heavyweights as well as exquisite Canadian art, the Atwater Market and the Places d’Arme, an open square framed by some of the finest buildings in Old Montréal, including its oldest bank, its first skyscraper and the Basilique Notre-Dame. Announcement on Instagram This morning, Brussels Airlines posted a fun contest on its Instagram account, the participants had to look out for eight letters that were randomly placed in downtown Brussels. Bringing those eight letters together, you would then discover Montreal as Brussels Airlines’ newest long-haul destination.