Aircraft of the week and the history of TNT Airways:

This British Aerospace 146-300 (BAe 146-300), registered as 5X-AAZ for its future operator, Ugandan air cargo company Zone Four, is powered by 4 Lycoming ALF-502 turbofans and can seat between 97 and 112 passengers. It has had an interesting history, having not being taken up twice and being one of the few BAe 146s to […]

New German start-up MeerExpress

New Hünxe-based (North Ruhr Westphalia, Western Germany) start-up MeerExpress began operations on the 26th of March between Hünxe’s Schwarze Heide airfield and Norderney, an East Frisian island, using a Cessna 208 Caravan or 208B Grand Caravan (both turboprops, the 208 can seat up to 9 passengers and the 208B 11 passengers) operated by Hohenlockstedt-based (Schleswig-Holstein, […]

Airline start-ups 2021:

Here is a list of the current airline start-ups in 2021, which will be regularly updated to add on new start-ups for this year : MeerExpress: A new German start-up based in Hünxe, North-Rhine Westphalia, that flies to several East Frisian Islands as of the 26th of March using a Cessna 208 Caravan and a […]

New Croatian start-up Fly Air 41

The CEO of German leisure airline Sundair, Marcos Rossello, has announced that he is planning to open a new Croatian start-up, Fly Air 41, that will begin operations in either the end of April or the beginning of May. Mr Rossello stated that the possible name for this new airline comes from an IT aviation […]

Aircraft of the week:

This Airbus A320-200, registered under the name YL-LCU, has been with 6 different airlines in its 19-year history. Built at Airbus’ Airbus A320 assembly unit in Toulouse (France), it was first delivered to German leisure airline LTU International in April 2002 under the registration number D-ALTG. It was 1 of 12 Airbus A320s that operated […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 2-BHXG hasn’t had a very long history, but is a good example of the typical lifespan and operator history of an Airbus A340. Delivered to Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific in February 1998 after being assembled in Toulouse, France, under the registration number B-HXG (it is an Airbus A340-300), it was amongst Cathay Pacific’s […]

Easyjet to close base at Ljubljana Airport

Easyjet will temporarily close its base at Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia’s capital) at the beginning of this winter season. It only operates to 2 destinations from the airport: London Gatwick and Berlin Schönefeld. Flights from Ljubljana to Gatwick will be suspended on the 23rd of October whereas flights between Lubljana and Berlin have already been suspended […]

Ryanair could close its Cork and Shannon bases

Ryanair has announced that it will close its Cork and Shannon bases on the 26th of October if the Irish government fails to adopt the EU Travel List allowing flights to and from Green and Amber areas (areas that are not or partially affected by the coronavirus) to take place without restrictions. The LCC has […]

Must read 200th post: Berlin-Brandenburg’s Terminal 2 to remain closed at airport’s opening

Only 5 weeks away from Berlin-Brandenburg Airport’s opening, the airport’s operator, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB), has announced that Berlin-Brandenburg’s Terminal 2 will remain closed until Summer 2021. This is due to the major decrease in number of passengers flying in and out of Germany. The airport will be inaugurated on the 31st of October […]

New German start-up: Lübeck Air

A new German start-up, Lübeck Air, will be starting operations next week. As its name indicates, the airline will be based at Lübeck Airport. Lübeck Air is actually a brand name for Danish charter airline Air Alsie, who will be operating from Lübeck Airport under the name of Lübeck Air. Lübeck Air will be beginning […]

Condor could possibly merge with TUIfly Deutschland

German local outlet Boersenzeitung reported that there are possible plans for the formation of a joint venture between German leisure airline Condor and TUIfly Deutschland. After the cessation of Thomas Cook’s operations last year, Condor, 1 one of its subsidiaries, received $447 million in German government aid and another $345 million from Polish flag carrier […]

Lufthansa to resume flights to London City Airport

Lufthansa has announced today that it will resume flights from Frankfurt to London City Airport on the 7th of September. The German flag carrier will operate 2 flights a day between the 2 cities. Anne Doyere, London City Airport’s head of aviation has proclaimed that ‘the resumption of our Frankfurt route is a significant milestone […]

Lufthansa will shut down SunExpress Deutschland

SunExpress Deutschland will be shut down by Lufthansa in 3 days time. The subsidiary of Turkish-German leisure airline SunExpress, a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, has a fleet of 20 aircraft and flies to 48 destinations. 1200 employees work for SunExpress Deutschland and solutions are being developed to see that everything goes fine […]

Germanwings is shut down by Lufthansa

Germanwings, a German airline wholly owned by Lufthansa but operating under Eurowings’s brand name, was shut down by Lufthansa on the 7th of April. The airline was founded in 1997 as a division of Eurowings. The main reason for its creation was to help Eurowings to enter the low cost market (an intelligent move, as […]