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New record at Brussels Airport with 26.4 million passengers in 2019 (+2.7%) in conjunction with fewer flights (-0.4%)

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In 2019, Brussels Airport hit a new passenger traffic record with 26.4 million passengers. Cargo transport closed the year at 667 thousand tonnes, a...

Milan Bergamo records best-ever year (+7.1% compared to 2018)

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Welcoming 920,000 more passengers last year than in 2018, Milan Bergamo Airport witnessed a 7.1% growth in passenger traffic, recording a total of more...

Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashes after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board

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On 8 January, a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran. The plane is a 3.5...

Air France to offer twice-daily flights to Munich from Paris-Orly

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As from 29 March 2020, Air France customers will be able to travel to Munich (Germany) thanks to twice-daily flights out of Paris-Orly. These...

airBaltic to launch new route between Riga and Yekaterinburg on 1 April

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The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on April 1, 2020. The new connection...

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 experiences runway excursion after landing at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen

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On 7 January, a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 (TC-CCK) operated flight PC747 between Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkey. The...

Ryanair to reduce its Brussels Airport fleet; jobs at stake

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From 20 April, Ryanair will reduce its Brussels Airport fleet by one aircraft: from four aircraft to only three, Raphaël Meulders wrote in Belgian...

[Video] Air Canada (Jazz) De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 loses wheel during take-off at Montreal Airport, Canada

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On 3 January, an Air Canada (Jazz) De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 (C-FSOU) operated domestic flight AC8684 between Montreal and Saguenay Bagotville Airport, Canada....

WestJet Boeing 737-800 skids off end of the runway after landing at Halifax Airport, Canada

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On 5 January, a WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-FUJR) operated domestic flight WS248 between Toronto and Halifax, Canada. After landing at Halifax - in poor...

[Video] Several unruly passengers on an Air India flight between Delhi and Mumbai

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On 2 January, an Air India Boeing 747 (VT-EVA) was scheduled to operate domestic flight AI865 between Delhi and Mumbai, India. After a technical...

Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus service in March 2020

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Venezuelan airline Conviasa plans to resume service to Syria in March 2020. The airline’s website opened bookings for Caracas – Damascus route. From Caracas, service...

35.65 million passengers at Berlin airports in 2019 (+2.6% compared to 2018)

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Significant growth despite consolidation in the aviation market Berlin airports set a new passenger record for 2019. From January to December 2019, 35,645,005 passengers were...

Ryanair continues Armenian expansion with routes from Greece

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Ryanair announced Greece as its newest direct link with Armenia. Two new twice weekly routes from Gyumri to Athens and from Yerevan to Thessaloniki...

American strike ordered by US President Trump on Baghdad Airport kills Iranian general – Airport closed except for landings

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Iranian General Qassem Soleimani killed in American bombing by Donald Trump The powerful Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, in charge of Iraqi affairs in the ideological...

60 years of Air France at Berlin Tegel

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The French airline first took up operations from Berlin-Tegel 60 years ago, on the 2nd of January 1960. At the same...

Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 takes off at Cape Town, South Africa but is unable to retract landing gear

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On 2 January, a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300 (TC-JNI) operated flight TK45 between Cape Town, South Africa and Istanbul, Turkey. Shortly after take-off, the...

Antonov An-12 crashes near Geneina Airport, Sudan – 18 passengers and crew members feared dead

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On 2 January, a Sudanese Air Force Antonov An-12 aircraft crashed near Geneina Airport, Sudan, 5 minutes after take-off. Eighteen people, including four children,...

More than 300,000 passengers for Antwerp Airport in 2019 (+2.6%) despite the demise of VLM

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Last summer in Antwerp - "the busiest summer ever" - was indicative of the record number of more than 300,000 passengers in 2019 (=...

Best year since 1966 for Ostend-Bruges Airport (+8.9% over 2018)

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Breaking almost all monthly records in passenger numbers is the 2019 achievement in Ostend. With the exception of 2 months (March and April), the...

Air France Hop Bombardier CRJ-1000 suffers decompression, quick descent and diversion to Lyon

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On 1 January, an Air France Hop Bombardier CRJ-1000 (F-HMLL) operated domestic flight AF1360 between Nice and Nantes, France. Just as the aircraft reached a...