South Africa's capital is Pretoria but the biggest airport is OR Tambo in Johannesburg. Uganda' s capital is Kampala but the airport is famously in Entebbe.Jump to post
Uhh...the Eurostar to Paris literally stops at Brussels and then it's around another hour to Paris. Combined with less demand overall, yeah...makes sense. Which is why no one flies Paris to Brussels. Unless the terrain is really rugged, it’s often cheaper to take the train. Plus the rail network in...Jump to post
It takes longer to fly than it does on the Eurostar. That's another killer as well. Look how long it would take from central London out to LGW, check-in and wait for your flight, then fly. Add on time spent in baggage reclaim and a customs queue, then the ride into Brussels. Where is the benefit of...Jump to post
In November and December 2017 I disembarked and boarded BA 747s at Nairobi via the stairs. Unclear if intended or the stairs and jet bridges are just broken.Jump to post
Not just Eurostar but the bus is competitive as Brussels is closer than Paris, and the ferry to Oostende is an option.
Very few tourists to Brussels relative to Amsterdam.
Not sure which planet the individual who thought the London to Paris train goes via Brussels lives on.
Jakarta has been rumoured as a destination in the past, though with some hesitation. It might be that they tag Melbourne to Jakarta; Melbourne - Europe traffic is a solid backstop if the Jakarta traffic isn't too promising. I would think Singapore is a bit crowded at the moment. Via South Africa wou...Jump to post
The Telegraph has come out with a piece on the "curious" places that you can get to from the regions. For MAN, it also includes this: "nd there’s more to come. Flights to Mumbai with Jet Airways start in November, a service to Riyadh with Saudi Airlines begins on June 23, and from De...Jump to post
Nothing outrageous but I've done Manchester- Oslo - Brussels; Manchester- Zurich - Brussels as they had better deals than the many non-stop options. Usually thanks to the luggage price on LCC and I was relocating from the UK so had a lot of baggage.Jump to post
[quote="DobboDobbo"]I presume MAN-JNB/CPT are likely to be the most popular routes. It's unlikely SAA will return to MAN in its current form, but it is not impossible that VS could look at JNB (I don't see VS looking at anything unserved from LHR) or TCX could look at CPT on a scheduled ba...Jump to post
Makes sense RE: Geneva. I hope it works out for them.
I would have thought Istanbul and Moscow would be linked? It's somewhat 'on the way'.
I did forget Dublin.
There's also a Toronto flight which stops in to Dublin for fuel, and possibly another?
Thanks for the digest. So once per week in Brussels there are 2 ET planes on the ground? One via MXP and one via VIE? Still a little surprised that Geneva - home of various UN and other IOs has only a thrice weekly service. I read a while ago that Gatwick would be another expansion point in the UK -...Jump to post
I believe the pattern was different until recently. In the past the Brussels flight went via Paris. It then changed to Milan (possibly alternating) and then via Vienna and Milan alternating. Confirmation of the patterns would be handy. I would imagine Vienna will be tied on to a new destination over...Jump to post
I was always curious, how do they manage to make money from such routings? I mean how can they be competitive in MAN compared to EK, QR, LH, AF, KL ... The unit cost of critical components like labour are, I would think, lower than Emirates or other ME3. They also have a dense network of African ro...Jump to post