Category: Western Europe

Gatwick Bloc hotel offers spotting opportunities 0

Gatwick Bloc hotel offers spotting opportunities

London Gatwick Airport has become notoriously difficult to spot at since the viewing terraces closed in 2002. However, a solution is imminent in the form of a new hotel due to open early next...

Ryanair granted Russia flights 1

Ryanair granted Russia flights

Ryanair has been granted access to fly to Russia from its Dublin base, following the likes of easyJet which started flying from the UK this year. Flights are likely to start in March 2014,...

Vueling adds Rome Fiumicino base 0

Vueling adds Rome Fiumicino base

Hot off the heels of its announcement about creating a hub at Brussels, Vueling has come up trumps again with the announcement that Rome Fiumicino Airport will also become a base from Summer 2014....

WestJet starting flights to Ireland 2

WestJet starting flights to Ireland

WestJet will open its first transatlantic route from next summer, linking Toronto with Dublin in Ireland. The route will operate daily between 15 June and 4 October, with a stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland....

Boeing 777X officially launches with Dubai orders 0

Boeing 777X officially launches with Dubai orders

Boeing has officially launched its new 777X aircraft having now received numerous orders for the type at the Dubai Air Show. Orders for the 777X now stands at 259 examples. New orders in Dubai...

Etihad Regional formed from stake in Darwin Airline 0

Etihad Regional formed from stake in Darwin Airline

Etihad Airways has taken a 33.3% stake in Swiss carrier Darwin Airline, and will rebrand it as Etihad Regional in the hope of extending its brand coverage in Europe. The move will come into...

Flybe closes UK bases 2

Flybe closes UK bases

Flybe has announced it will close a number of its UK airport bases in a bid to restructure the company and strengthen the airline. Bases at Aberdeen, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey and...

More British Airways A380 routes 0

More British Airways A380 routes

British Airways have released details about future Airbus A380 services. From May 2014 the airline will add a second daily A380 on its London Heathrow – Los Angeles service (delayed from April). Then, from...

Airlines who still fly the MD-80 series 12

Airlines who still fly the MD-80 series

Another aircraft I noticed that is starting to slip from the radar (SAS retired their last example last month after a long association with the type) is the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series. This stretched...

Vueling starting Brussels base 1

Vueling starting Brussels base

Spanish low-cos carrier Vueling will open a new base at Brussels Airport in May 2014. The carrier already operates four routes from the airport, and will commence seven new ones to Rome, Lisbon, Oporto, Venice,...