News Listings for Brussels South Charleroi

  • Global airport groupings 2007

    News | 21 Nov 2007 14:36

    This listing includes the world's largest airport, construction and investment groups with significant business links and foreign airport holdings beyond...
  • Burrows becomes Belgian public property

    News | 23 Jan 2006 00:00

    <P><STRONG>By Mark Pilling</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>In an exclusive interview with <EM>Airline Business,</EM> Neil Burrows, the newly appointed head of SN Brussels and Virgin Express, talks about the challenge of merging these two Belgian carriers</STRONG></P> <P><IMG height=377 alt="Neil Burrows " hspace=6 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=11159" width=250 align=left vspace=2>There is nothing that stirs a nation’s public and its press corps as much as trials and tribulations at the country’s flagship carrier. With five years at the helm of Belgian low-cost carrier Virgin Express, Neil Burrows knows this only too well. And now his elevation to the leadership of the merged Virgin Express and SN Brussels Airlines means he is in the firing line more than ever.</P> <P>“It is a very sensitive time,” he says. “Putting two rival airlines together means the press is extremely interested in what the hell is happening.” The fact that one of the airlines – SN Brussels – is the son of Belgium’s f
  • Aid for airports

    News | 12 Sep 2005 23:00

    EC unveils guidelines on funding to attract carriers
  • Draft EC plan for airport aid attacked

    News | 15 Feb 2005 00:00

    <p>Low-fares airline group rejects 'regulatory burden' in outline guidelines on using public funds to lure airlines </p> <p>A low-fare airline association has condemned initial drafts of pan-European guidelines on how municipal airports may attract low cost carriers as a potentially unfair regulatory burden.</p> <p>The new guidelines propose allowing the use of public funds to lure airlines to airports to boost local economies, but recommends a series of safeguards to avoid abuse including limiting aid to start-up periods; restricting aid to airports in economically deprived regions; cutting aid as traffic increases and obliging governments to operate competitive tenders. </p> <p>However, European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA) secretary general Jan Skeels warns the draft is &quot;essentially regulation of airports through the back door&quot; and could disadvantage publicly-owned regional airports unable to match private airports' deals. </p> <p>The guidelines come as the re
  • Ryanair faces 'Charleroi II' battle

    News | 11 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>German carriers' case against Hamburg Lübeck's Ryanair deal could have far-reaching consequences</p> <p>Ryanair is bracing itself for a re-run of the disputed Charleroi state-aid case, this time concerning Hamburg's Lübeck airport, while publicly owned airports await clarification from the European Commission on incentives they can offer airlines.</p> <p>The Association of German Carriers (ADL), led by Air Berlin, has launched a complaint against Schleswig-Holstein state for alleged misuse of public funds in its service-charge deal with Ryanair at Lübeck Blankensee airport, 60km (40 miles) from Hamburg. Jim Callaghan, Ryanair head of regulatory affairs, admits the carrier is not optimistic going into the case, which is expected to be heard by the middle of the year. &quot;One could say its a cartel of German airlines trying to attack non-German airlines such as EasyJet and ourselves for competing in its territory. In front of a German court, who do you think is going to win?&quot;
  • EC urged to clarify rules on use of state aid by airports

    News | 30 Nov 2004 00:00

    <p>Opponents fear guidelines on incentives will disadvantage publicly owned airports</p> <p>European regional governments are being urged to lobby the European Commission over new guidelines governing the use of public funds to attract low-fare carriers to airports, due to be published before the end of the year.</p> <p>Following February's decision that the Walloon state government illegally used public funds to attract Irish budget carrier Ryanair to its publicly owned Brussels South Charleroi airport, the EC promised to publish a series of guidelines, laying out how state aid can be used to bring air traffic to the regions.</p> <p>Speaking at the Airports Regions Conference last week in Brussels, Roy Griffins, director general of the European division of Airports Council International, called on the EC to deliver its interpretation of state-aid rules as they apply to low-fares airlines as soon as possible and include guidelines covering &quot;exclusivity, duration and transparenc