Category: Western Europe

Etihad Cargo round-the-world with 747-8 0

Etihad Cargo round-the-world with 747-8

Etihad Cargo is to commence a round-the-world route taking in new destinations, and using a Boeing 747-8 freighter. The aircraft will be leased from Atlas Air under an Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement,...

SunExpress Leipzig Base 0

SunExpress Leipzig Base

One for the German spotters: SunExpress will base a Boeing 737-800 at Leipzig Halle Airport this summer. The Turkish airline will operate the aircraft on charter routes to Egypt, the Canary Islands, and Turkey....

Thomson 787 entry into service details 0

Thomson 787 entry into service details

With Thomson set to take delivery of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner very soon (and become the first UK customer for the type), I thought I’d share some details on when they will be...

Jet Airways may switch to Amsterdam from Brussels 0

Jet Airways may switch to Amsterdam from Brussels

Etihad Airways’ CEO James Hogan has revealed that Jet Airways may switch its European ‘scissor hub’ from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol. Currently, Jet Airways operates a number of routes from India to Brussels,...

Flybe sells Gatwick slots to easyJet 0

Flybe sells Gatwick slots to easyJet

Flybe  has sold its 25 slot pairs at London Gatwick Airport to easyJet for £20 million. The regional airline has been working on ways to reduce its costs, including pilot salary cuts, deferring deliveries...

Painted Airbus A350 emerges 0

Painted Airbus A350 emerges

Airbus today unveiled its A350 aircraft fully painted. The aircraft emerged from the paint facility at Toulouse in the white and blue scheme of Airbus, with its smart blended winglets adorned with ‘A350 XWB’...

Unusual follow-me car at Bologna Airport 0

Unusual follow-me car at Bologna Airport

Bologna Airport has recruited the services of an unusual car for its follow-me drivers to direct pilots to their parking positions after landing. Since 6th May, a Lamborghini Aventador LP has been in use....

A350 first flight 11th June. Paris Air Show likely? 1

A350 first flight 11th June. Paris Air Show likely?

The prototype of the new Airbus A350 XWB has recently been moved into the paint shop at Toulouse, where construction and testing have been taking place. Sources on various forums have recently indicated that...

Thomson 787 flights begin on 8 July 0

Thomson 787 flights begin on 8 July

Thomson Airways has confirmed that their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will begin commercial flights on 8 July. Their first aircraft, G-TUIA, has recently been spotted test flying at Everett Paine Field prior to its...