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[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...

“As red cap for Swissport Belgium, the airport no longer holds any secrets”

A job at the center of the action at the airport? For Melanie Kuijpens, red cap at Swissport Belgium, every day is an adventure....

Brussels Airport inaugurates two new spotting platforms

Along with hundreds of plane spotters and officials from the neighbouring municipalities of Steenokkerzeel and Zaventem, Brussels Airport has inaugurated two spanking new plane...

The end of the mystery around the disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in 1937

It is a mystery that researchers and aviation buffs have been trying to solve for decades: what happened to this American woman who was...

The Brussels Air & Space Museum is restoring a Fairchild C-119 “Flying Boxcar”

Aviation24.be and RateOne.be were invited to visit a nice restoration project initiated by AELR, the association of friends of the Air & Space Museum,...

Why airlines are eager to connect Europe with mainland China

2018 is the EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY), an agreement that was reached by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the Chinese...

13 great aircraft liveries you can spot at Brussels Airport

Airlines take great pride in their aircraft liveries. It is a vital part of their marketing strategy and improves the visibility of their brand at...

Are the three big Middle East carriers distorting the international aviation market ?

More and more organisations, airlines and experts in trade, economics and aviation have shown concern over the massive expansion of the three Middle East...

The last commercial flights of Brussels Airlines’ last Avro RJ100 aircraft [Trip Report – PICS]

After 24 years in service with Sabena's subsidiary DAT and later with SN Brussels Airlines and finally with Brussels Airlines, the Avro RJ100 registered...

Photo Special: Belgocontrol opens its doors to the general public

On Sunday 1 October 2017, Belgocontrol participated in the annual Open Company Day and opened its doors to the general public. Visitors had the unique...

[Pictures] Exclusive visit of Sabena Boeing 747-300 OO-SGC, currently stored at Pinal Airpark, Arizona

Old lady Sabena (Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne) has left a remarkable history behind, the defunct airline was an internationally renowned...

[Analysis] Ryanair massively cancelling flights for the coming six weeks

Last week Ryanair announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October), this means that...

Who’s behind that flight deck door ? 10 pilots you must follow on Instagram

Did you ever wonder, when traveling, who’s behind that flight deck door? Or what’s it like inside? Sometimes you’re able to catch a glimpse...

“Go stand in the economy class queue, this line is for business class traveller”

Sudha Murthy is an Indian philanthropist and writer in Kannada and English. Murthy began her professional career as a computer scientist and engineer. She...

10 flight attendants you must follow on Instagram

Being a flight attendant is not only about exploring the world and lying on a beach. It is also about having the correct technical...

Photo Special: Brussels Airport Spotters Day 2017

On Tuesday 4 July 2017, Brussels Airport organized the third edition of the Brussels Airport Spotters Day. Between 4pm-9pm, 25 lucky winners of a contest...

CityJet is slowly changing its business model from a scheduled airline to an ACMI provider

Recently the Irish airline CityJet, a former Air France-KLM subsidiary, made several announcements that will change the structure of the company over the next few...