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Flybe announces new Birmingham headquarters and first crew base

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One of Britain’s newest commercial airlines in several decades, Flybe Ltd, has today announced that Birmingham Airport will be its new company headquarters and...

73 years after the crash of a Sabena DC-3, the ghost of a passenger looking for his lost briefcase still haunts Heathrow Airport

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The "1948 Heathrow Disaster" was the crash of a Douglas DC-3C registered OO-AWH of the Belgian airline Sabena at Heathrow Airport on 2 March...

Aerotranscargo NL bankrupt even before operating first flight

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In February, we announced the creation of a new cargo airline in The Netherlands, Aerotranscargo NL. The aim was to operate its first flights...

A new cargo airline in The Netherlands: Aerotranscargo NL

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Aerotranscargo NL (in short ATC NL) is a very new Dutch airline. The intention is that the new airline will operate its first flights...

Sixty years ago: crash of Sabena flight SN548 (Boeing 707) in Berg, Belgium, killing 73 people

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On 15 February 1961, a Sabena Belgian World Airlines Boeing 707-329 aircraft registered OO-SJB operating flight SN548 crashed en route from New York City...
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Thomas Cook Balearics is closing down

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Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, the Spanish branch of the bankrupt Thomas Cook Group, is closing down. According to Alvaro Middelmann, the chairman of the...

The Government of Burundi mulls a new carrier: Burundi Airlines

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CH-Aviation discovered that the Government of the Republic of Burundi unveiled plans to launch a new national carrier in 2021 under the brand name...

Flybe to be saved from bankruptcy after it is bought out by a Cyrus Capital affiliate

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Bankrupt British airline Flybe is on track to return to the skies in early 2021 after Monday's announcement of its takeover by Thyme Opco,...

Final landing for Brussels Airlines’ Airbus A319 OO-SSC (Star Alliance livery) at Twente Airport

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In the morning of 31 August, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 (registered OO-SSC) departed Brussels Airport, Belgium, with destination Twente Airport, The Netherlands, on...

LATAM Airlines Argentina ceases operations (but international flights will continue)

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LATAM Airlines Argentina, with a fleet of 13 Airbus A320 and 2 Boeing 767, has ceased its operations for an indefinite period due to...

Former Flybe Dash 8 slams into parked Loganair Embraer ERJ-145 at Aberdeen Airport

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On 16 June, a former Flybe De Havilland Canada Dash DHC-8-400 (registered G-JECK) was being prepared for departure after long-term storage (inoperative since the...

Condor gets €550 million aid from German Federal Government and Hessian State Government

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Condor continues to fly: the German government and the Hessian state government have pledged their support through a guarantee for a loan from the...

More airlines join ERA to fight the disastrous effects of COVID-19 on European aviation

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Nine more European airlines join ERA (European Regions Airline Association) strengthening the message that the industry needs to join forces to lobby for exceptional...

[Coronavirus] German leisure airline Thomas Cook Aviation files for bankruptcy

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German leisure airline Thomas Cook Aviation files for bankruptcy, says German magazine Focus, citing an internal video message. The German airline operates 6 Airbus A320...

Ryanair launches £19.99 rescue fares for Flybe customers

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Ryanair launched rescue fares starting from £19.99 on 5 UK routes to accommodate customers affected by Flybe’s collapse. These low rescue fares are on sale...

[Analysis] Coronavirus outbreak accelerates airlines industry consolidation; conserving cash key to survival

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Only European airlines with strong shareholder backing and full access to capital markets are likely to survive the industry’s latest crisis, with the spread...

Loganair steps in to safeguard UK air routes after Flybe collapse

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Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly...

Flybe enters into administration

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On 5 March 2020, struggling British airline Flybe entered into administration after the airline failed to secure a taxpayer loan of £100 million (€115...

Flybe’s struggle for survival reaches climax; requests government bailout

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Flybe has informed the government that its fragile financial state means it may not survive amid the current fall in air travel demand. The...

Do you remember? 42 years ago, a Sabena Boeing 707 crashed during landing at Tenerife North Airport

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On 15 February 1978, a Sabena Boeing 707 (OO-SJE and leased to Sobelair) operated a flight between Brussels Airport, Belgium and Tenerife North Airport,...

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