Airport Spotting Blog Blog

IL-14 returns to Malev colours 0

IL-14 returns to Malev colours

Those of you passing through Budapest Ferihegy airport any time soon should see a sight that hasn’t been seen for a while – an Ilyushin IL-14 aircraft in Malev colours. The aircraft – HA-MAL...

Charleston Airport – Boeing’s new home 0

Charleston Airport – Boeing’s new home

Charleston Airport, in South Carolina, is about to see it’s most important change as Boeing opens its new 787 production line on the site. Dubbed Boeing South Carolina, the site will take the strain...

Spotting at Southend Airport 5

Spotting at Southend Airport

Southend Airport is a great place to catch up with airliners that are in transition from one airline to another due to the maintenance and painting work that is regularly carried out there on...

The big new Dubai airport accepts its first flight – Airline Business 0

The big new Dubai airport accepts its first flight – Airline Business

The new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport has opened for flights and will eventually become the world’s largest airport. Initially it will only handle cargo flights (from 27 June 2010). Passenger flights will...

LAX Theme Building reopens this weekend 0

LAX Theme Building reopens this weekend

It closed following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, but this weekend LAX’s old control tower observation deck, in the building often known as the Theme Building, will reopen! We don’t know yet whether the...

Last chances to fly and see the Aeroflot IL-96 0

Last chances to fly and see the Aeroflot IL-96

Despite constant threats to retire the aircraft, Aeroflot are keeping the Ilyushin IL-96s on various routes over the Summer and Winter timetables. In particular, you can see (or fly) them from Moscow SVO to...

British Airways 777-300 routes announced 1

British Airways 777-300 routes announced

British Airways are eagerly awaiting delivery of their first Boeing 777-300 model, which has recently been snapped in the final assembly line at Boeing Field, Seattle. The aircraft is due to enter service on...

Spotting at Holiday Inn Ariel London Heathrow 2

Spotting at Holiday Inn Ariel London Heathrow

I recently had the fortune to spend a night at London Heathrow’s Holiday Inn Ariel hotel, so I thought I’d check it out as a spotting location. I did a bit of research first,...

Washington airport contacts for spotting 0

Washington airport contacts for spotting

When spotting in the USA, it is generally a good idea to let the authorities know that you are there and what your intentions are. In most cases, if you speak to the right...

Air France A380s to Heathrow 0

Air France A380s to Heathrow

Air France will be sending their Airbus A380 aircraft into London Heathrow on a few of the mid-morning runs from Paris CDG between June and August. Lucky UK spotters will get the chance to...