Category: UK

Finnair to outsource flying to Flybe. 0

Finnair to outsource flying to Flybe.

Finnair and Flybe are about to sign a deal that will see the UK low-cost regional carrier take on a third of the Finnish carrier’s European flying from October 2012. The deal will also see...

What is plane spotting? 0

What is plane spotting?

That is a question I was asked recently for a feature on BBC Radio 4 in the UK. I met interviewer John McCarthy at London Heathrow’s Myrtle Avenue – arguably the best spot to...

Watch out for more CRJ’s at Exeter 0

Watch out for more CRJ’s at Exeter

Flybe’s maintenance division at Exeter Airport in the south-west UK has been approved as an Authorised Service Facility for Bombardier CRJ aircraft. The facility already services Dash 8 and Q400 aircraft, but now the...

Changes at East Midlands – bye bye baby, hello Flybe 0

Changes at East Midlands – bye bye baby, hello Flybe

The scene at East Midlands Airport is set to change again, with one airline pulling out and another setting up a hub. Following the sale of bmi to IAG recently, the future of bmibaby...

British Airways heading back to Seoul 1

British Airways heading back to Seoul

British Airways have announced that they’re going to restart their route between London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon in South Korea. This is the first announcement to come since the IAG deal to buy bmi...

A closer look at the 787 in BA’s expanded Heathrow hangar 4

A closer look at the 787 in BA’s expanded Heathrow hangar

It seems like now the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has entered service and got past its delays, it’s got plenty of momentum and we’re going to hear something about it every week for quite a...

Edinburgh Airport has been sold 0

Edinburgh Airport has been sold

Another of BAA’s airports has been sold on, this time Edinburgh. The UK Competition Commission ordered the company to sell London Gatwick, Stansted and either Edinburg or Glasgow airports. The sale of Gatwick has...

Thomson’s 787 revealed 1

Thomson’s 787 revealed

Here’s a picture of what colour scheme Thomson Airways‘ new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will wear. The leisure airline which flies holidaymakers to Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, will be the first...

It’s time for bmi British Midland to bow out 1

It’s time for bmi British Midland to bow out

I’ve got fond memories of British Midland. As a young aviation enthusiast growing up in North East England, it was the Viscounts and DC-9’s of the airline flying in and out of Teesside Airport...

Boeing 787 Dreamliner World Tour continues 1

Boeing 787 Dreamliner World Tour continues

The sixth leg of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner World Tour has been announced, covering dates in late April and early May. This tour is to introduce the aircraft to customers, potential customers, and airport...