year 2020 will be remembered forever, the "scourge
of God" to strike the world... Nobody
expected it ? Not so sure, since already at the
end of 2019 warning signals had been issued, but
the great ones of this world (who only have the
name) have coverd-up the evolution and the
possibility of a rapid spread at the global level.
Indeed, the small virus has made its way to offer
a pandemic in due form.
Is this intentional ? Is it a (rookie) mistake by
a laboratory ? Who benefits from the crime ? Is
there a desire to rock the world economy ? Is it
a big "clean-up" of the weakest to stop
uncontrolled planetary growth ?
So many questions to which we will probably never
have clear answers. Having said that, the little
Covid has clearly exposed the shameful gaps and
nonsense (ordering millions of non-compliant
masks) of our decision-makers of whatever
political side on a global level. Never been seen
before at such a scale.
It is obvious, you don't need have a university
degree, to understand the global economic slump
that will follow. Some people are already
announcing a stock market crash that is out of
all proportion to the one on Wall Street in 1929.
Let us recall, historically speaking, this stock
market crash was at the origin of many things,
including the rise of totalitarian powers with
the consequences that our forefathers knew and
fought for our generations to live in freedom,
but clearly it is not over yet, history being an
eternal starting over.
This global economic downturn will and already
does affect the aviation world in part. Airlines
are of course being hit hard by the closure of
borders, travel bans (although...) and
generalised confinement. The Belgian company
Brussels Airlines has stopped all commercial
flights and grounded the majority of its fleet,
keeping only a few planes for medical
repatriations at the request of the Ministry of
But Brussels airport did not die because it
became a hub for cargo flights, where tons of
material, mostly medical equipment, transited. It
was therefore interesting to follow the movements
from the confinement and it is clear that the
slowdown in passenger traffic took time.
As everyone is currently doing, we are following
the information from the various media and news
about this pandemic. It is clear that in Europe
the most affected countries are Italy, Spain and
Germany. A disaster forcing the authorities to
pronounce a lockdown, a most severe confinement,
a closure of the borders (nobody goes out anymore
and nobody comes in...). Is that right ?
How is it that since the beginning of the crisis
in Belgium and the confinement imposed by a
government formed in emergency (because remember
we did not have one since the last elections held
on May 26, 2019 ...) the airlines Alitalia,
Iberia, Lufthansa, Finnair and Aegean continue to
operate regular passenger flights to Brussels (FCO-BRU,
MAD-BRU, MUC-BRU, FRA-BRU, HEL-BRU and ATH-BRU)
while the borders are closed, travel is "forbidden"
and our own national airline has halted its
operations. And Lufthansa threatens to drop
Eurowing (of which Brussels Airlines is a part)....
Who benefits from these shameless hiding methods?
Where have the envelopes gone ?
I think the authorities need to justify this
state of affairs !
But I am afraid that they will continue to
operate as they have always done and that, as
they say, we are not out of the woods yet !
Here are the day to day movements of Brussels
Airport that we were able to capture. We will
update the page every week with what we have been
able to "take" and this until the end
of the pandemic. One more word from our whole
team : fellow readers... stay safe...