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Welcome to Airport Spotting Blog – one of the most visited websites for aviation enthusiasts and professionals. My name is Matt Falcus; I’m a UK-based aviation writer.

This site has become the go-to place for finding out the latest news about airport developments, aircraft deliveries, new airline routes and all things that the aviation enthusiast loves to keep on top of.

It’s a big interest of mine to spend time visiting airports around the world and to fly on many different airlines and aircraft. I do this as a hobby, but I’m also an author of a number of aviation books, and regularly write for consumer aviation magazines. I’m also a private pilot.

I started this website in 2006 as a way to report on news and airports from around the world and to be a resource to aviation enthusiasts and aviation professionals. I love to write about aviation and to share tips and as much information as possible, to help those with a similar hobby make the most of it and to be well prepared for their own trips.



Please send me your latest press releases and news of airport and airline events. As you will see from posts on this site, I have regularly covered news stories and worked with many airline and airport clients.

I am available to cover airport ceremonies, route openings, delivery flights, and enthusiast events. Feature your airport and the great work you do! I am also available as an aviation consultant and researcher. Please contact me at matt@airportspotting.com.

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As a freelance aviation writer and expert, I have worked with outlets such as:


What I Can Do For you

Our audience is passionate about aviation and keen to know about anything to do with civil aircraft, airports and airlines. Get in touch if we can help you:

  • Promote new routes
  • Review airport developments
  • Talk about new aircraft deliveries
  • Review your aircraft, routes, new cabins, onboard experience
  • Write in-depth articles about your operations, new developments, history, future plans
  • Show off your special liveries and airline rebranding
  • Review airport hotels with runway views
  • Feature in our weekly aviation news roundup newsletter sent to thousands of followers.

You’ll get access to a growing fan-base who want to hear about you, try your products and services, and recommend to their peers.


Key Stats

  • Monthly visits: ~35,000
  • Monthly pageviews: ~40,000
  • Newsletter Subscribers: 6,000


Use of Images

Often we will use images and photographs in our articles which are from sources made available by photographers, such as Flickr, Instagram or Wikipedia. We will only ever do this where permission to share is made available on that images, or where Creative Commons licences apply.

In all cases, where possible, we will credit the photographer and link back to their online portfolio.

If we have featured one of your images and you would like it removed, please get in touch and we will do so.

Similarly, if you would like to contribute images for inclusion (with credit), please get in touch.


Social Media

We publish our content on social media as well as this website, giving us an even greater reach to fans and #avgeeks all around the world.

Our audiences are growing every day thanks to our mix of inspirational articles, videos, news stories and curated content.

You can find us in the following places:



I have written a number of books about airline and airports, and most notably the Airport Spotting Guides series.

Find out more about these books here: https://www.airportspotting.com/spotting-books/


If you have a report or some information from an airport that you think would be of interest to spotters, or a trip report, please contact me



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