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 […]

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 […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft 9H-REY for Maltese carrier Maleth-Aero and CS-TPJ for Portugese regional carrier Portugalia and former Midlands carrier Flybmi, this Embraer ERJ-145 (a regional jet that carries 50 passengers) was first delivered to Portugalia in December 1997 after having been produced at Embraer’s main production site, Sao Jose Dos Campos in the Brazilian State of Sao […]

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 […]

Jet2 terminates Stansted-Pula route

British LCC Jet2 has announced that it will not be recommencing the Stansted to Pula (a city in Western Croatia) route at the beginning of next year’s summer season. The route was launched in 2017. On the other hand, Jet2 will resume flights from the Croatian city to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester next May. […]

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 […]

Aer Lingus Regional has begun its Manchester-Belfast City service

Aer Lingus Regional has begun its new Manchester-Belfast City service today. The airline will operate 4 daily return flights from Manchester to Belfast, with fares starting from $29.99, taxes included. Last month, Aer Lingus Regional officially opened its base at George Best Belfast City Airport, and is now flying to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter and Manchester […]

Flybe sharholders sue former directors

Former Flybe shareholders are examining legal action over the cut-price sale of the independant airline to the Connect Airways consortium, owned by Virgin, Cyrus Capital Partners and Stobart Airways in 2019. Shareholders only received 1p per share for the sale. The day before the sale was announced, Flybe’s share price was worth 16.4 pence, making […]

British Airways customer fighting for refund

A disabled British Airways passenger asking for a refund has declared that he feels “deflated and extremely upset” after a member of staff told him:”You chose vouchers – that’s all you’re getting.” Clive Millard, who has been one of British Airways’ lifelong customers, branded the airline’s reaction to his complaint as “a tragic decline in […]

Wizz Air to open new base in Doncaster

Wizz Air has announced that it will open a second base (after London Luton) for its British subsidiary Wizz UK at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in Northern England, increasing the annual capacity at Yorkshire’s busiest airport to 300’000 seats. The airline will now add 10 routes to the current 7 that it operates from the airport. […]

London City Airport to pause expansion

London City Airport has announced today that it will pause its £480 million expansion of its terminal due to low passenger numbers. The airport will postpone the works from the end of this year. On the other hand, 8 new aircraft stands that have been specifically made to accomodate new, more efficient aircraft such as […]

Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy

Virgin Atlantic filed for bankruptcy yesterday under Chapter 15 in New York. It told a London court that it would run out of money to continue operating in September. The airline is experiencing extreme financial difficulties due to the coronavirus, which is also what caused Virgin Australia to file for bankruptcy. Just because the airline […]

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 […]

Eastern Airways takes delivery of its 1st Embraer E190

British regional carrier Eastern Airways (which has its headquarters in Humberside, England) has taken delivery of its 1st Embraer E190 out of 3. The aircraft was previously operated by Air Moldova. Eastern Airways is planning to expand its network to the ad-hoc charter and ACMI provider markets. The airline already operates 1 Embraer E170 as […]

FlyBosnia has a new CEO

The new CEO of FlyBosnia is Haris Coloman, who has replaced Tarik Bilalbegovic. Mr Coloman was previously FlyBosnia’s Executive Director, and left the company in September of last year. He has some 20 years of experience in the Bosnian aviation industry, having not only worked with FlyBosnia but also with Bosnian Wand Airlines (who ceased […]