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by BelAviaFan
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 27
Views: 2964

20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

Niv Stobenzki, a 20-year-old man has been arrested in Israel after flying a Mavic Pro drone near Sde Dov Airport in Tel Aviv – close to where aeroplanes were attempting to land on the runway – and then bragging about it on social media “filming air planes from about 90 Ft distance from the drone”. h...

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by BelAviaFan
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves
Replies: 33
Views: 6410

Ryanair cancels flight and lets passengers find an alternative by themselves

180 passengers had a very bad surprise on Monday 24 July afternoon. Their flight FR4567 back to Brussels South Charleroi (CRL) from Figari, Corsica (FSC) was cancelled. The incoming flight FR4566 Charleroi-Figari had been diverted to Bastia (BIA) because of a forest fire. And instead of finding an a...

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tomorrowland - Boom has started again, OO-SFW in special decals
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Tomorrowland - Boom has started again, OO-SFW in special decals

Tomorrowland has started again, thousands of young people are flying to Belgium, on board Brussels Airlines. Most of the flights have DJ sets on board, one of the special flights was this A330 from Frankfurt to Brussels, a full report: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airline...

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by BelAviaFan
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fumes
Replies: 28
Views: 3688

Re: ZDC (Wash, DC) Center evacuated for fire?

Local fire officials directed the FAA to evacuate the Washington Center in Leesburg, VA at about 6:00 PM after fumes from construction work permeated the control room. The center handles high altitude flights over the area. The facility stopped accepting new flights and handed off airborne flights ...

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by BelAviaFan
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 UK pilots detained for smuggling 14 Albanian people
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

2 UK pilots detained for smuggling 14 Albanian people

Dutch police officers and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee have prevented the smuggling of 11 Albanian adults and 3 young children between Belgium and England. According to a police statement its the first time in the Netherlands that an aircraft is used in an attempt to smuggle people. Earlier th...

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by BelAviaFan
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 167
Views: 34637

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

And they are flying! A7-AFA to Brussels.

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by BelAviaFan
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 167
Views: 34637

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/iag/bri ... nd-zurich/

Kiev, Brussels, Oslo, Munich, Sofia and Zurich
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British Airways planned the Qatar Airways Airbus A320 for tomorrow already!

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/iag/bri ... nd-zurich/

Kiev, Brussels, Oslo, Munich, Sofia and Zurich

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22406

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

On BBC Watchdog, a programme aired on Wednesday night, the BBC talked to Dr Jennifer Rodgers from the University of Oxford who helped conduct an experiment where four researchers booked onto four Ryanair flights and were split up each time onto single, separate middle seats throughout the plane. Wat...

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22406

Re: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft

Ryanair have just issued a statement regarding this.. they haven't changed their policy or algorithm.. they say that more and more passengers are paying to reserve seats on their planes .. which means passengers are reserving window and aisle seats.. so as the load factor is normally 95% the only s...

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by BelAviaFan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 8666

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

BA Mixed fleet crews were formed around 4 years ago to lower BA's crewing costs. Mixed refers to the fact the fly both long and short haul to maximise flying hours. BA also have legacy fleets such as euro (short haul) and world wide (long haul). Mixed fleet crews are currently on strike to improve ...

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by BelAviaFan
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Airlines passenger throws coins into engine for “good luck” and “to pray for safety”
Replies: 4
Views: 609

China Southern Airlines passenger throws coins into engine for “good luck” and “to pray for safety”

An 80 year old Chinese woman threw coins into the engine of a China Southern Airlines aircraft, the passenger named Qiu was taken away by police. After investigation she said that she threw the coins for “good luck” and “to pray for safety”. http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/china-southern/passenger-t...

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)
Replies: 60
Views: 8887

Ryanair pax forgets to print his boarding card, has to pay 50€ and starts ranting the gate agent (and filming)

A Ryanair passenger who was checked in but didn’t print his boarding pass was denied boarding at gate A32 at Brussels Airport and was forced to pay 50€ to Ryanair (via the Aviapartner gate agent). The passenger started ranting, shouting and … filming http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/ryanair/ranting-p...

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by BelAviaFan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y-8 with 116 soldiers and crew on board went missing over the country
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y-8 with 116 soldiers and crew on board went missing over the country

Ships and planes have been scrambled to search for the plane, which was flying over the Andaman Sea when it went missing, a new statement confirmed. No news of the plane so far.

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by BelAviaFan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y-8 with 116 soldiers and crew on board went missing over the country
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y-8 with 116 soldiers and crew on board went missing over the country

A Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y-8 went missing over the country with 116 soldiers and crew onboard. http://luchtzak-q41r3jh.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Myanmar_Air_Force_Shaanxi_Y-8_MRD.jpg http://www.luchtzak.be/military-aircraft/myanmar-air-force/shaanxi-y-8-116-soldiers-crew-board-w...

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by BelAviaFan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132625

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Egyptair and FlyDubai discontinue Doha

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by BelAviaFan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 660
Views: 132625

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/qatar-a ... suspended/
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In a reaction, Qatar Airways has now suspended all flights between Doha and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/qatar-a ... suspended/

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by BelAviaFan
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 73273

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/air-can ... reamliner/

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Air Canada aerial pictures of B787-9 new livery, cool!

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/air-can ... reamliner/

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to buy Thomas Cook Belgium
Replies: 25
Views: 5333

Re: Brussels Airlines to buy Thomas Cook Belgium

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/vlm-air ... s-belgium/
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And SHS Aviation (VLM Airlines) buys the remainder of Thomas Cook Belgium: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/vlm-air ... s-belgium/

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 78
Views: 17227

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Air Belgium will start flying from Brussels Airport from October 2017 and unveils travel classes: economy, premium class and business class Air Belgium today announced the 3 travel classes that will be retrofitted on the Airbus A340 aircraft: economy, premium and business class seats. Additionally ...

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by BelAviaFan
Sun May 28, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Boeing 747 on flight OZ588 dumping fuel above the North Sea before diverting to Frankfurt
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

Asiana Boeing 747 on flight OZ588 dumping fuel above the North Sea before diverting to Frankfurt

Asiana Cargo flight OZ588 from Brussels to Seoul, operated by Boeing 747-400F registered HL7413, diverted to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) with a landing gear door problem, after first dumping fuel above the North Sea. http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/asiana-airlines/asiana-boeing-747-hl7413-problems-dumpi...

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by BelAviaFan
Sat May 13, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 diverted to Larnaca after birth of a baby on board #EK75
Replies: 31
Views: 9217

Emirates A380 diverted to Larnaca after birth of a baby on board #EK75

An Emirates Airbus A380 (reg. A6-EOG) en route to Paris from Dubai (EK75) was diverted to Larnaca airport because a French woman on board had gone into labour, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday. The pilot had received permission to land the plane in Larnaca, but the woman had already given b...

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by BelAviaFan
Wed May 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lisbon Airport has a failure with the fuel pumping system. Many flights diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 2878

Re: Lisbon Airport has a failure with the fuel pumping system. Many flights diverting

Air Canada to Toronto cancelled.

Flights delayed for 4 hours, even delayed till tomorrow.

Chaos is well commented via twitter.

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by BelAviaFan
Wed May 10, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lisbon Airport has a failure with the fuel pumping system. Many flights diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 2878

Re: Lisbon Airport has a failure with the fuel pumping system. Many flights diverting

Brussels Airlines diverted to Porto.

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by BelAviaFan
Wed May 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lisbon Airport has a failure with the fuel pumping system. Many flights diverting
Replies: 14
Views: 2878

Lisbon Airport has a failure with the fuel pumping system. Many flights diverting

Planes are stuck on the tarmac at Lisbon airport amid a failure with the fuel pumping system, say reports. Portugal’s flagship carrier, TAP, said there were 14 of its planes on the ground and all planes without fuel were unable to take off. Some flights have been cancelled. http://www.luchtzak.be/ai...

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by BelAviaFan
Tue May 02, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75706

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Wow Etihad isn't very happy about the situation: Etihad Airways said today it was disappointed that despite its significant investments in Alitalia, the Italian airline had today entered extraordinary administration. Shortest press release ever ;-) http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/etihad-airways/stat...

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by BelAviaFan
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways #9W234 returned to Amsterdam after pressurization problems following a tailstrike on departure
Replies: 15
Views: 4133

Jet Airways #9W234 returned to Amsterdam after pressurization problems following a tailstrike on departure

Jet Airways #9W234 returned to Amsterdam after pressurization problems following a tailstrike on departure

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion UA211 and AA3725 at Toronto Pearson airport
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

Runway incursion UA211 and AA3725 at Toronto Pearson airport

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/america ... n-airport/
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The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating after a runway incursion at Toronto Pearson International Airport today with UA211 and AA3725.

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/america ... n-airport/

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by BelAviaFan
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways returns twice to Amsterdam Schiphol after flaps issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

Surinam Airways returns twice to Amsterdam Schiphol after flaps issues

A flaps problem on this Surinam Airways Airbus A340-313 registered PZ-TCR from Amsterdam to Paramaribo, forcing the pilots to return twice to Amsterdam Schiphol! http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/surinam-airways/returns-twice-to-amsterdam-schiphol-after-flaps-issues/ http://luchtzak-q41r3jh.stackpathd...

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by BelAviaFan
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born in mid-air on Turkish Airlines flight TK538 to Istanbul
Replies: 13
Views: 2992

Baby born in mid-air on Turkish Airlines flight TK538 to Istanbul

This Friday Diaby Nafi from France successfully gave birth mid-flight on a Turkish Airlines flight TK538 from Conakry to Istanbul via Ouagadougou. She was assisted by the trained cabin crew. The baby girl was named “Kadiju”. http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/turkish-airlines/baby-born-mid-air-turkish-...

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to buy Thomas Cook Belgium
Replies: 25
Views: 5333

Re: Brussels Airlines to buy Thomas Cook Belgium

Just been announced that Brussels Airlines are to buy Thomas Cook Belgium- http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/Economy/1.2937314 As the article says that leaves Belgium with just two airlines- Brussels and TUI. Amazing news! Brussels Airlines already performed many flights for Thomas Cook Bel...

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by BelAviaFan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peruvian Airlines 737-300 Off runway at Jauja Airport
Replies: 22
Views: 5282

Re: Peruvian Airlines 737-300 Off runway at Jauja Airport

http://www.luchtzak.be/miscellaneous/ac ... ng-mishap/
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It's a former TEA Trans European Airways aircraft, movie of the evac: http://www.luchtzak.be/miscellaneous/ac ... ng-mishap/

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by BelAviaFan
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 17851

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/cityjet ... es-livery/
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Exclusive picture of the Sukhoi in Brussels Airlines livery : http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/cityjet ... es-livery/

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by BelAviaFan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38050

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Update: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seems to have acted on intelligence over a threat from AQAP (Al Qaeda in the Arabic Peninsula), which have the knowledge to build small explosive devices that can be hidden in laptops, etc. From http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewtopic.php?p=348691#p...

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by BelAviaFan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38050

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

The list is amazing

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by BelAviaFan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38050

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

12 other countries affected (which ones???), reason why unknown.

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2668

Re: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2668

Emirates Airlines reveals a Real Madrid Airbus A380 (A6-EOD)

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/emirate ... 80-a6-eod/

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Found via twitter: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/emirate ... 80-a6-eod/

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016

2016 Market share at Brussels Airport increased by 2,2% 3,2% passenger growth 20m operational profit Brussels Airlines’ ambitions for 2018 1,5€ billion revenue 10.000.000 passengers 80% load-factor on all flights 50.000.000€ profits http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/brussels-airlines/operational-profi...

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by BelAviaFan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform

Thomas Cook Airlines today launched a new uniform for both flight and cabin crew. The holiday airline gave passengers a sneak preview on board an A321 in Manchester last week, take a look! http://www.luchtzak.be/tour-operators/thomas-cook/new-uniform-for-cabin-and-cockpit-crew/ http://luchtzak-q41r3...

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by BelAviaFan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 90
Views: 21607

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

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by BelAviaFan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2017
Replies: 270
Views: 18747

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2017

In an interview with CNN Türk Turkish president Erdogan threatened to ban all Dutch flights from landing into Turkey, after the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavusoglu was disallowed entry into the Netherlands. http://www.luchtzak.be/miscellaneous/strange/president-turkey-erdogan-threat...

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17
Replies: 63
Views: 9908

Re: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17

Ryanair is not always expanding, for example they reduced capacity at Brussels Airport summer 2016 And today it appears that for winter 2017-2018 there is a reduction of 23 % True, but in the meantime they keep expanding at Charleroi. Some of these routes that discontinued from Brussels were simply...

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by BelAviaFan
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians
Replies: 8
Views: 5159

Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/tunisai ... perations/
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Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians

http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/tunisai ... perations/

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by BelAviaFan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17
Replies: 63
Views: 9908

Re: Be big or go home: Ryanair adds more than 200 routes for W17

Ryanair is not always expanding, for example they reduced capacity at Brussels Airport summer 2016

And today it appears that for winter 2017-2018 there is a reduction of 23 %

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by BelAviaFan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation # 7
Replies: 92
Views: 10647

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

VLM announced to restart operations end 2016 with an A320 - any updates so far? Vlm will not restart operations in Antwerp, nor from Belgium but from Maribor, Slovenia!! http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/vlm-airlines/yesterday-shs-aviation-presented-flight-schedule-maribor-airport/ Apparently VLM wil...

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