Category: Eastern Europe

The fight for Budapest 0

The fight for Budapest

The dust has not yet settled on the sudden demise of Hungarian national carrier Malev on Friday, yet airliners are already swooping in to mop up the passenger base and available slots at the...

Malev ceases flying 0

Malev ceases flying

Sadly the news has come through today that Malev Hungarian Airlines has ceased flying today, following a number of days of uncertainty about the carrier’s future in light of it’s deepening financial crisis. The...

Ryanair launching Paphos base 0

Ryanair launching Paphos base

Ryanair has announced its 50th base will be at Paphos in Cyprus. I didn’t see that one coming, but the airport has lost a lot of routes from Cyprus Airways recently, so it probably...

Astraeus ceases, Iceland Express changes 0

Astraeus ceases, Iceland Express changes

Sadly Astraeus Airlines ceased operations this week due to financial problems and the lack of work over winter months. There may be hope, as celebrity pilot and Marketing Director for the airline – Bruce...

Turkish revolution – time to head to Istanbul! 0

Turkish revolution – time to head to Istanbul!

I just read something on the great Anna.aero site that really interested me. But it also pleased me because it confirmed something I’d noticed without paying too much attention. Turkish Airlines (THY) are on...

Ryanair announces Wroclaw base 0

Ryanair announces Wroclaw base

And the 43rd Ryanair base will be…. ¬†Wroclaw, Poland! The airline already flies 15 routes from Wroclaw, but made the announcement yesterday that it will be basing a Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the airport...

Stored aircraft at Moscow Domodedovo Airport 0

Stored aircraft at Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is probably the most modern in Russia, and is attracting a lot of airlines. As Russian airlines modernise, they are taking on a lot of Western aircraft types, and the older...

Russian National Aviation Center planned 0

Russian National Aviation Center planned

There are plans to build the National Aviation Center at Moscow’s Zhukovsky Airport (where the MAKS-11 air show has just been held). This plan has been put forward by the United Aircraft Corporation, and...

Moscow Domodedovo viewing gallery planned 3

Moscow Domodedovo viewing gallery planned

Moscow Domodedovo Airport is planning to build a viewing gallery on top of its new terminal, which is currently under construction. Although it won’t be ready for a few years, this is great news;...

Baltia Airlines – Coming to a sky near you! 0

Baltia Airlines – Coming to a sky near you!

Baltia Airlines is a new company which has been set up in the USA and aims to become the biggest US provider of trans-Atlantic flights between Eastern Europe and the USA. They’re currently based...