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Air Belgium’s first two aircraft OO-ABA and OO-ABB were ferried to Brussels Airport on 1 and 2 March 2018

Oscar Oscar Alfa Bravo Bravo or OO-ABB, Air Belgium's first Airbus A340 was ferried from Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport (LDE-LFBT) to Brussels Airport on Thursday 1...

Air Belgium to stop Charleroi – Hong Kong route and focus on ACMI flights

  Belgian newspaper L'Avenir has learned that Air Belgium, whose only current route connects Brussels South Charleroi to Hong Kong, intends to stop this scheduled connection...

PIA passenger wants to go to the bathroom but inadvertently deploys emergency slide

On 7 June, Pakistan International Airlines' evening flight PK 702 from Manchester, U.K. to Islamabad, Pakistan departed more than six hours late after an...

Southwest Airlines stores entire Boeing 737 MAX fleet in Victorville, California

Southwest Airlines, the world's biggest operator of the Boeing 737 MAX is moving its entire MAX fleet (34 aircraft) to Victorville, an airport in...

National strike on 13 February in Belgium: serious impact on air traffic

Belgian trade unions have called a national strike on 13 February after disagreement on a framework wage agreement for the next two years. The...

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 with 370 passengers returns to Frankfurt shortly after takeoff

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 registered D-ABVU, en route from Frankfurt to Shanghai on flight LH732 with 370 passengers on board, had to return to...

Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 hits tail of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 at Istanbul Atatürk Airport

On 9 August, a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 (CN-RGT) destination Casablanca was taxiing out to the holding point at Istanbul Atatürk Airport when...

Air Belgium selects Brussels South Charleroi Airport to launch long-haul network; first flight to Hong Kong in March

Air Belgium will launch its flights to Asia from Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA), the start-up announced in a press conference this morning. Four...

Hurricane Leslie: 800 Ryanair passengers (and crews) stranded at Malaga airport overnight

On Saturday 13 October, hurricane Leslie reached the Iberic Peninsula, heavily disrupting air traffic at Porto airport. Due to the storm, six Ryanair aircraft were forced...

Ural Airlines Airbus A321 loses power in both engines after bird strike and crash lands in nearby corn field

On 15 August, a Ural Airlines Airbus A321 (VQ-BOZ) operated flight U6178 between Moscow Zhukovsky Airport and Simferopol International Airport, Ukraine. During take-off, the...

15 passengers and crew members became unwell; United Airlines flight UA71 returns to Amsterdam

This afternoon United Airlines flight UA71 from Amsterdam Schiphol to Newark (New York) Airport returned to Amsterdam because seven passengers and eight crew members...

On 19 April, Emirates will deploy one of its Airbus A380 aircraft to Brussels Airport

On 19 April, Emirates Airlines will send one of its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft to Brussels Airport. The largest commercial aircraft in the world...

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 heavily damaged after hard landing in Ponta Delgada (Azores)

A Delta Air Lines aeroplane made a very hard landing today at Ponta Delgada Airport in the Azores, causing damage to the fuselage and...

Vietnam Airlines crew forgets to lower landing gear during approach at Melbourne Airport

On 18 September, a Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (VN-A870) operated flight VN781 between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Melbourne, Australia. The flight...

One flight attendant killed and eleven injured in Saudia crew bus crash

One Saudia flight attendant was killed and 11 more injured when their company-provided transport collided with a delivery truck en-route to King Khalid International...

flybmi ceases operations and is filing for administration; all flights cancelled

On Saturday, flybmi cancelled several flights and repositioned aircraft back to the United Kingdom. Several passengers reported going through security to learn that their...

National strike on 13 February in Belgium: Brussels Airlines cancels entire flight programme (except for some long-haul flights)

Belgian trade unions have called a national strike on 13 February after disagreement on a framework wage agreement for the next two years. The...

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 ends up next to taxiway and gets stuck

On 31 August, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 (TC-JHM) operated domestic flight TK2307 between Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey. The aircraft carried 147 passengers and...

Compressor engine stall on Kalitta Air Boeing 747 cargo that departed from Brussels Airport

On 29 March, a Kalitta Air Boeing 747 (N740CK) departed Brussels Airport for a cargo flight towards Cincinatti, U.S. About two minutes after take-off,...

Heavy thunderstorms around Alicante Airport, thirteen diverted flights

Heavy thunderstorms around Alicante Airport seriously disrupted air traffic on Thursday evening. The airport authority was forced to close the airport for air traffic,...

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