Category: UK

Radisson Blu at East Midlands 0

Radisson Blu at East Midlands

A new airport hotel recently opened at East Midlands Airport in the form of a Radisson Blu. Whilst passing recently, I decided to check out the prospects of this being a place that you...

bmi brand lives on with sale of Regional 0

bmi brand lives on with sale of Regional

The bmi brand is to live on following the successful sale of bmi Regional. IAG group, who bought bmi British Midland from Lufthansa earlier this year, has been seeking to offload the regional subsidiary...

Europe’s Top 5 Cargo Airports 0

Europe’s Top 5 Cargo Airports

Spotting cargo airliners is often a different challenge for the spotter. In order to do it justice, finding one of the hubs of these cargo airlines is your best bet for catching up with...

Europort Express – a new airline in Rotterdam 1

Europort Express – a new airline in Rotterdam

Europort Express is a new carrier being set up in the Netherlands, based at Rotterdam The Hague Airport. There has been much speculation over whether the airline was legitimate, however it seems that it...

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...