Defunct Airlines

After 25 years of commercial service, Brussels Airlines’ OO-SFN is leaving for Pinal Airpark

This morning (13 November), one of the oldest Airbus A330 aircraft left Brussels Airport for her final destination. On 28 October 2018, the 25-year-old...

Do you remember? Exactly 17 years ago Sabena was declared bankrupt

That was seventeen years ago, on November 6, 2001. Sabena was declared bankrupt. Flight SN690, an Airbus A340-311 registered OO-SCZ coming from Cotonou and...

Tegel expands again after decrease due to Air Berlin demise

The passenger numbers at Tegel are now increasing again after numbers fell by 3.7 per cent year-on-year in 2017 to just under 20.5 million....

Birmingham based Cello Aviation has ceased trading as of 12 October 2018

On 12 October, British private charter airline Cello Aviation announced the cessation of its operations. The Birmingham based airline primarily operated private and VIP...

[Analysis] Europe’s small airlines struggle to survive: Primera Air falls victim to saturated markets

Europe’s niche airlines have had a grim summer. Primera Air, VLM, Small Planet, Azur and SkyWork Airlines have all ceased operations. Expect more casualties...

Primera Air crew left stranded abroad, forced to sleep on airport floor

Not only thousands of Primera Air passengers have been left stranded after the airline's collapse, pilots and flight attendants also stayed behind abroad. On...

Norwegian offers rescue fares to those affected by Primera Air bankruptcy

Norwegian makes repatriation fares available for Primera passengers travelling long haul between London and New York JFK, Paris and Newark/JFK/Boston Short Haul repatriation fares...

Primera Air Nordic and Primera Air Scandinavia will file for bankruptcy tomorrow 2 October

Pilots and cabin crew of Primera Air have received a terrible e-mail this afternoon: Dear colleagues, It is with great regret I am reaching out...

Plans to launch a new airline “Nigeria Air” already buried after two months

During the Farnborough Air Show on 18 July, Nigeria was proud to announce the launch of a new national carrier: Nigeria Air. But only...

Primera Air will fly from Berlin to New York, Boston and Toronto (from Summer 2019)

Primera Air, the Nordic low-fare airline will start direct long-haul flights from Berlin to New York, Boston and Toronto. Flights will be operated from...

Brussels Airport Company welcomes Primera Air, which will base two Boeing 737 MAX 9 at the airport

Yesterday, Aviation24.be was first in Belgium to announce the new flights of Danish low-cost airline Primera Air to three destinations on the East Coast...

Primera Air to link Brussels with Boston, Newark and Washington by Boeing 737 MAX 9 in Spring 2019

Danish low-cost carrier Primera Air is growing its American network. Its latest European destination from the U.S. will be Brussels, with non-stop flights offered...

On this day 70 years ago a Sabena Douglas DC-4-1009 crashed into a forest near Libenge, Congo

The crash happened exactly 70 years ago, on 12 May 1948 at 11:00. The Douglas DC-4, OO-CBE, operated on a flight from Léopoldville (now...

Primera takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

Confirming the success of the A320 Family on the market Primera Air, a low-fare Nordic airline, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo at...

Court dismisses case against fourteen ex-heads of Swissair

A Zurich court has rejected a case brought by the liquidators of former airline Swissair demanding that 14 ex-directors in the company be held...

[April Fool’s day story] Equatorial Congo Airlines (EC Air) next to the runway at Brussels Airport!!!

An exceptional phenomenon was identified at Brussels Airport this Sunday morning: a Boeing 757 from Equatorial Congo Airlines (EC Air) ended up next to...

Christian Vanbuggenhout: “Sabena could have been saved”

Christian Vanbuggenhout, who is still managing the curatorship of Sabena, strongly believes that with extra money, a good restructuring and lower wages, the airline...

Meridiana relaunches as Air Italy, ambitions to be Italy’s flag carrier

Meridiana changes its name and becomes Air Italy: «We will overcome Alitalia» Meridiana changes its name to Air Italy and, with the support of the...

Mitsubishi loses 20 orders for Mitsubishi Regional Jet from Eastern Air Lines

The new owners of Eastern Airlines have cancelled an order for 20 Mitsubishi MRJ90s and waived purchase rights on another 20. “The cancellation has been...

Former Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda buys back the airline he founded

Through his company Lauda Co, Niki Lauda, former Formula 1 world champion has won the sales process to buy back the airline he founded...