The Flying Bulls Bristol Sycamore (Image: P. Harrison)

Helicopter Museum welcomes only flying Sycamore

The Bristol Sycamore 171  is the oldest flying British designed helicopter still Flying. This example is also the only surviving Sycamore 171 still flying. The sycamore was Designed by Raoul Hafner and built at Filton, by the Bristol Aeroplane company, this particular one being built in 1957. The Sycamore served [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]

Cardiff Airport departure lounge extension
Cardiff Airport News

Cardiff Airport opens departure lounge extension

Cardiff Airport (CWL-EGFF) has opened its departure lounge extension which includes new seating, a Costa coffee shop and a WH Smith. The seating area makes use of a previously unused void in the terminal area and offers more seating ahead of the start of Qatar Airways on May 1st. Seating [read more]

Norwegian 737 Max
Civil Aviation

Norwegian cuts some UK to US services to summer only

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air International has cut some UK to US transatlantic routes to summer only from October 2018. Services from Edinburgh (EDI/EGPH) to Providence (PVD/KPVD) and Belfast International (BFS/EGAA) to Newburgh Stewart (SWF/KSWF) will no longer be operated between the end of October 2018 and March 2019. Norwegian Air [read more]

2017 was busiest year in Birmingham Airports history
Civil Aviation

2017 was busiest year in Birmingham Airports history

2017 at Birmingham Airport was its busiest ever with nearly 13 million passengers passing through the airport. In total, 12,983,436 passengers travelled through the Midlands airport over the year, an increase of 1.3 million passengers over 2016 which equates to an 11.5% rise. The busiest month was August which saw [read more]

TUI 787

TUI adds Bristol to Punta Cana

TUI has confirmed it is adding a new service from Bristol to Punta Cana from April 2018. Holiday Airline TUI Airways (BY/TOM) will operate the new long-haul route, which starts on the 5th April 2018, with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The first return flight being 12th April. Punta Cana is [read more]


Operations Finally begin at St Helena!

After 18 months of being plagued with problems, commercial flights have finally begun at the newly built St Helena airport, a remote island in the South Atlantic. St Helena is one of the most remote civilisations in the world located more than 1200 miles off the coast of Africa. This [read more]

Alitalia - Fight or Flight?

Alitalia – Fight or Flight?

Alitalia – Italy’s long-troubled national carrier has been operating under bankruptcy protection since the start of May 2017, after the Gulf airline Etihad Airways refused to help bankroll the failing airline any further. This came just days after its employees rejected a radical rescue plan. The rescue plan would have [read more]