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Milan Bergamo
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Boeing 737-800 at Bergamo, Italy.
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Funchal, Madeira
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Aircraft Registration OK-TSH, Boeing B737-800 of Smartwings, taken at Funchal back in 2017. The aircraft is now 20 years of age and currently in storage.
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Toronto Pearson
Air Canada Retro Colours "Trans Canada Air Lines" Airbus A319 Registration C-FZUH at Toronto YYZ
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Regional Express launches into Melbourne-Sydney market
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Rex launches into Melbourne-Sydney market From today onwards, travellers can fly the popular Melbourne-Sydney route on Regional Express Airlines. The domestic carrier will initially operate three return services and will grow to nine arrivals and nine departures each day by the end of the month – adding approximately 3,000 seats per day to Australia’s busiest flight path. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus said Rex’s capital city expansion gives Victorians more choice and flexibility. “We’re delighted to see Rex move into the major city market, it means lower fares for...
BAC welcomes new Virgin Australia services
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BAC welcomes new Virgin Australia services Brisbanites will have more opportunities to travel from Brisbane Airport (BNE) following Virgin Australia’s commitment to bolster its domestic network over the Easter holidays. There will be an additional 25 domestic flights each week across five destinations - Cairns, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine), Launceston, and Hobart. Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Virgin Australia’s commitment to tourism recovery and says it was good news not only for Brisbane Airport, but for the...
Worldwide Airport Expansion...?
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Worldwide Airport Expansion There has been huge hype over the last year regarding airport "expansion" in the UK. Environmentalists claim airport expansion will make it impossible to reduce co2 they claim is causing climate change. Expansion in the UK is relatively small in comparison with that seen in the rest of the world. China is currently building new airports at a rate of 8 each year with a total of 74 new airport reportedly opened by the end of 2020. The building continues and Chengdu Tianfu airport due to open later this year is expected to handle in the region of 40 million...
Passenger numbers at BNE hit a 26-year low in 2020 due to Covid
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Passenger numbers at BNE hit a 26-year low in 2020 due to Covid. Total passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport (BNE) for calendar year 2020 were just over 8 million, a 26-year low and down 66% on 2019. International traveller numbers decreased by nearly 5 million to 1.4 million passengers for the calendar year, resulting in a 78 per cent decrease on 2019. More than one million of these arrived in the first two months of the year. Domestic passenger numbers were 6.7 million, a reduction of 62.5% or close to 11.1 million fewer passengers than 2019. In total, BNE recorded 8.1m passengers...
Australia enforces face masks for domestic air travel for persons 12 years and over
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Australia enforces face masks for domestic air travel for persons 12 years and over A new Public Health Direction will make face masks mandatory for domestic commercial air travel in and out of the ACT, The direction is in line with the commitment jurisdictions have made to implement this policy for all domestic air travel across Australia, as part of the National Cabinet. This new Direction will mean people 12 years and above, including workers who interact with the public, must wear face masks while inside terminal buildings and during domestic commercial flights. Although face...
Melbourne Airport passenger performance December 2020
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Melbourne Airport passenger performance December 2020 Domestic border closures significantly dampened the first promising signs of recovery of passenger numbers in December 2020 at Melbourne Airport. Last month, the Airport welcomed 746,369 passengers – the highest number since the pandemic first hit back in March 2020 supported by the reopening of borders with Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. However, domestic numbers were still down by more than 66 per cent on December 2019. While the start of the festive season saw bookings significantly increase to states...
Sydney Airport issues revised face mask guidance
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Sydney Airport issues revised face mask guidance Sydney Airport has today released new guidance on face masks and social distancing to coincide with the NSW Government re-opening the border to Victoria. From today, all passengers and visitors to the airport will be strongly encouraged to wear a face mask in areas where it is not possible or practical maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance from other people. The move is being driven by the potential for increased numbers of passengers and visitors within the airport terminals as border restrictions ease, rather than any specific COVID...
Melbourne Airport Welcomes Rail Link Announcement
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Melbourne Airport Welcomes Rail Link Announcement Melbourne Airport welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. Melbourne Airport Chief Executive, Lyell Strambi said: "An airport rail link for Melbourne is over 50 years in the making. “We are excited that the Commonwealth and Victorian governments have come together to make this project a reality. Of course, this is just the first step and there remains a lot of detail to work through." “Naturally we are disappointed that the Market Led Proposal...
Melbourne Airport passenger performance September 2020
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Melbourne Airport passenger performance September 2020 Victoria’s second wave of COVID-19 infections continued to ease across September, with daily infection numbers and active cases trending down throughout the course of the month. Despite these positive developments, continued closure of other State and Territory borders maintained pressure on Melbourne Airport’s passenger numbers through the month, down by almost 99 per cent compared to the same time last year. Last month around 24,200 domestic travellers flew in and out of Melbourne – a drop in the ocean compared to the two million...
Regional Express launches into Melbourne-Sydney market
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Rex launches into Melbourne-Sydney market From today onwards, travellers can fly the popular Melbourne-Sydney route on Regional Express Airlines. The domestic carrier will initially operate three return services and will grow to nine arrivals and nine departures each day by the end of the month – adding approximately 3,000 seats per day to Australia’s busiest flight path. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus said Rex’s capital city expansion gives Victorians more choice and flexibility. “We’re delighted to see Rex move into the major city market, it means lower fares for...
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Stansted Airport appeal, the latest
Aleq In 2018 STN's local authority - Uttlesford Distriict Council (UDC) - then Conservative-dominated voted to approve STN's planning application that would allow the airport to grow from 35 mppa to 43 mppa. The following year the Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) won control of the council and members voted to return the application to the planning committee (I didn't know they could). This time they rejected the application despite their own planning officers recommending approval as did independent legal advice. MAG, the STN owners, mounted an appeal and the public enquiry element of the process began last month before three planning inspectors. According to MAG's QC at the enquiry an opposition group calling itself Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) was the driving force behind UDC's decision to revisit and subsequently reject the application. SSE has now fallen out with UDC which it says... .


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Airport Construction & Expansion. What's happening and where
Aleq If anything, what we are seeing in the UK is largely a renewal of infrastructure already in place rather than new airports. Plans proposed by UK airports amount to a drop in the ocean compared with places like the U.S, India, China and Africa. In 2019 Beijing opened new Daxing International Airport which has the world's largest single terminal designed to handle more than 100 million passengers annually. Even if the UK closed all it's airports it would be futile economically and environmentally. The difference with China though is they are planting hundreds of millions of new trees across the country as part of a carbon offsetting program. .


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Dazz needs our help with his Lego™ idea!
Aleq Hi fellow Avgeeks! What is it? I built a cockpit made of LEGO modelled off the Boeing 747. I am in the process of updating the interior colors and instrument panels to reflect the 400 model, so please don't yell at me lol. It took a month to do this so a lot of love went into it. How can avgeeks help? I submitted it to the Lego Ideas program where it could be made into an actual Lego set if it reaches 10K votes. As I'm writing this, it has 1.3K votes still a few votes to go. It would be awesome for fellow avgeeks to help support this and appreciate all the support it can get.


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More Wizz Expansion From Liverpool
Aleq This being their 12th new route from Liverpool and the fact Wizz have moved away from the Manchester idea must be a boost for Liverpool Airport. So they are now serving both Black Sea resorts, hopefully they will look at other destinations and establish a base. Easyjet have not shown much creativity from Liverpool for sometime so frankly Wizz has plenty of destinations they could plumb for. Of course Ryanair who are still 4 aircraft based and EasyJet which is reduced to 6 I think, may well react, however I don't feel Wizz would be intimated by them as their base at Luton illustrates.


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The Greatest Diversion Days Of Manchester Airport?
Aleq 8th February 1992 when the massed ranks of 747s came to Manchester, Woke up and heard the Nigerian A310 on frequency 121.025 being transferred to approach, Me and my brother made a relative beeline for the airport (as best you can when you've a 30 minute bus journey). He read the registrations and I noted them down. Here's the log I made and an indication where all the diversions parked.


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The BHX Coronavirus Recovery
Aleq In the next 12-18 months we (hopefully) now have the return of Gibraltar, Athens, Lisbon, La Rochelle, Kalamata, Isle of Man and Banjul along with more to Amsterdam, Paris, Jersey and Barcelona. The bad news is Nice has gone from the Jet2 website and there are some doubts about Ryanair to Sofia and Vienna. Given that Cornwall is predicted to have a bumper summer this year it's really annoying that we have no Newquay service. Capacity is down quite a bit on some routes with plenty more still missing but given where we are at the moment I think it's been a decent few weeks for BHX


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