WestJet 737 Max 8 (Acefitt/CC BY-SA4.0)
New Routes

WestJet flies 737 Max 8 into Gatwick

Canadian low-cost airline WestJet has started its 737 Max transatlantic operations when it flew a 737 Max 8 from Halifax to Gatwick yesterday. WestJet has 6 Boeing 737 Max 8’s in service but Sunday’s flight was the first time they have flown one across the Atlantic. WestJet’s Interim EVP Commercial, Tim Croyle said: [read more]

Cardiff Airport News

5 days to the Qatar Launch – Singapore anyone?

It’s just five days before the worlds best airline, Qatar Airways comes to Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) to begin its daily service* to Doha (DOH/OTHH) using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The new service opens up a world of destinations via Doha and amongst them is the gateway to south-east Asia, Singapore. The [read more]

VLM Airlines A320
New Routes

VLM to launch flights from Manchester

Belgian carrier VLM has announced it is to begin flights from Manchester Airport to Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges from October 2018. VLM will operate flights to Antwerp twice daily Monday to Friday, with daily flights over the weekend. Ostend-Bruges will be served once a day. The Ostend-Bruges service is a first [read more]

USAF C-17 Globemaster - Winners of the Best Static Display 2017 - Paul Johnson
Air show news

Yeovilton set for best Air Day ever!

The 2018 Yeovilton Air Day could be the best ever judging by this years line up of both flying and static displays. The Air Day, which takes place on Saturday 7th July 2018 at RNAS Yeovilton, sees confirmed displays including the Canadian CF/16 in a special NORAD 60 scheme, the [read more]

A350-900 ULR Singapore Airlines take off
Aviation engineering news

Ultra-long-range A350 carries out first flight

The ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A350 XWB has completed its first flight from Toulouse as it embarks on its certification process. The Ultra-long-range (ULR) A350 XWB will fly further than any other commercial airliner currently available and will help launch customer Singapore Airlines take the crown for the worlds longest route [read more]

Jet2 Boeing 737-800 G-JZHH
New Routes

Jet2 adds new routes for Summer 2019

Leeds-Bradford based holiday airline Jet2 has announced a raft of new routes for Summer 2019. The new routes include destinations in France, Croatia, Italy and Turkey on flights from Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. Birmingham Airport sees new routes to Bergerac, France; Pula, Croatia; Kefalonia, Greece; and Verona, Italy. [read more]