15th ANTWERP AVIATION FAIR
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - 10am-4pm
Stampe & Vertongen Museum
Antwerp International Airport
Re-birth for VLM Airlines?
Intro Aviation which has just acquired CityJet, wants to re-use the VLM brand.
The company's capital has been raised by 2.8 million euro.
Meanwhile rumour - but not yet confirmed has it that new detinations will be
flown out of Antwerp, when the new VLM takes-off. (db)
New scheduled service for Antwerp Airport
Stobart Air announced that they will start a new Antwerp to Southend service on
3th July 2014. This service will be flown, under franchising agreement, by FlyBe
using ATR.72-600 aircraft owned by Stobart Air. Initially there will be two
daily flights during the weekdays. From early September a third flight will be
added. Stobart Air, that also owns Southend Airport, also announced today
scheduled flights to Birmingham, Munster/Osnabruck, Köln/Bonn and Reims.
This new service for Antwerp Airport was announced by Airport Commander Wim
Verbist (photo right) and Sean Brogan, CEO of Stobart Air (photo left). (br)
"99 Luftballons" for JoeFM
The Belgian radio-channel JoeFM celebrated its 5th anniversary with a large
hot-air balloon event on Sunday-evening 30 April 2014. This event was based on
the world famous hit from the German singer Nena ’99 Luftballons’. From two
launch-sites at Eeklo a total of 100 balloons flew on a beautiful
Sunday-evening. 85 Belgian registered balloons participated !
New destinations from Brussels Airport With the start of
the summer season schedule, Brussels Airport has two new long-haul services to
the U.S.A. U.S. Airways started a second daily service, this time from Brussels
to Charlotte. This flight will be operated until 2 September 2014. Jetairfly
starts a non-stop service from Brussels to Miami. This service is flown twice
per week starting on 5th April 2014.(br)
Obama visit to cause disruptions at Brussels Airport On 25 and 26 March the
American president Barack Obama will be visiting our country. His arrival and
departure entail extensive security measures. These measures may have an impact
on the scheduled times of both arriving and departing commercial flights.
Although the airport operator does not expect any flights to be cancelled,
delays at certain moments are very likely. For more information about their
specific flight, passengers are advised to contact their airline. On 25 and 26 March the airport
may be difficult to reach for the same reason. Both rail and road traffic to and
from the airport may be disrupted at certain moments. That is why Brussels
Airport advises all departing passengers to provide ample time to arrive at the
airport. Arriving passengers too may meet with traffic disruptions when leaving
the airport. Traffic information on the
radio and the internet may provide more exact information on both days.
Brussels Airport itself will inform the passengers through Twitter.
AIR SERBIA : new weekend flights to Belgrade
Serbia’s national carrier Air Serbia
in cooperation with Brussels airport is presenting new weekend schedules in
order to promote Belgrade as one of the top destinations.
Flight leaves on Friday night at
9.20pm, return flight on Sunday at 6pm, ideal to plan a romantic weekend or an
interesting city trip. The company expects reach some 10.000 passengers during
2014. Besides these weekend flight, Air Serbia also offers daily flights between
Brussels and Belgrade.
22 million loss for Brussels Airlines Brussels Airlines booked a 22 million loss in 2013. For the fifth
consecutive year the company lost money. This loss is significant less than the
60 million in 2012.
The company managed to reduce the costs with 10%. The turnover rose with 2,2 %
to 1,14 million Euro. The number of passengers travelling with Brussels Airlines
rose with 1,7% .
These financial results include the 15 million Euro support that the company
receives from the Belgian government. The company expects to be profitable
during 2015 or 2016.
12/03/2014 TNT Express plans expansion at Liège/Bierset
TNT Express wants to invest into its facilities at Liège/Bierset airport. This
investments will result in a 50% higher capacity of the logistics center. Every
night the company handles about 40 parcelflights. About 1.500 employees are
working at the airport. A potential investor is Qatar Airways. This company is
interested to buy 49% of the TNT Express shares. Last year Qatar Airways sold
its participation in the Luxemburg cargo airlines Cargolux. They are now looking
for a new partner to expand their share in the European airfreight sector. (br/js)
New Brussels to Newcastle service
Today BMI started a new Brussels to Newcastle service. They fly this route twice
a day (one service on Sundays). BMI is the only carrier offering a direct flight
between these two cities. Flights are performed with an Embraer Emb.145 and take
75 minutes. (br)
Bronco ready for the air show season The newly restored Rockwell OV.10 Bronco G-ONAA is ready for the
coming airshow season. The aircraft received maintenance at Wevelgem and Manston
(G). At the end of 2013 it was flown to Midden Zeeland for repainting in
Luftwaffe colors. On Sunday 02 March 2014 the aircraft returned to Wevelgem. We
presume it is now ready for the coming air show season. (br) More information
(photo : Bronco Team)
(photo : Henk Wadman)
Direct flights Brussels to Rome with Vueling
Vueling is now offering direct flights from Brussels to Rome this gives one the
possibility to fly to the entire Mediterranean area in an affordable way the
company's hubs in Barcelona and Rome.
The Spanish airline today opens the first of seven new direct from Brussels ...
Rome ! With a network covering 122 destinations Vueling offers its
travellers an alternative of choice at affordable prices. (wv)
07/04/2014 Jetairfly flies to Praag
Last Friday Jetairfly started a new scheduled service from Charleroi airport to
Praag. This service is offered three times every week
Liege Airport leads African Market
Liege Airport successfully continues its cargo development. ANA Airline
Management has decided to base its cargo fleet at Liege Airport as from 29 May
There will be 5 flights a week on a regular basis. In addition, there will be
charter flights and humanitarian flights. For Liege Airport, these operations
represent an increase in the volumes transported of at least 30,000 tonnes per
year, or a growth of over 5%. Imports will be essentially perishable products
(flowers, fruit and vegetables).
The arrival of ANA Aviation will lead to the creation of 80 direct jobs and at
least 200 indirect jobs.
Most of the flights will be operated towards Central and Western Africa. This
will strengthen the position of Liege Airport on this continent. (db/Liege
Airport Press release)
Air France will sell daughter CityJet to German Intro Aviation. The
company finally decided to take up the offer. This means that VLM is now also in
Intro Aviation specializes in restructuring airlines and then sell them - in
reduced form. In 2003 the company bought Deutsche BA for 1 euro from British
Airways and the sold it to Air Berlin. CityJet was put up for sale by Air
France-KLM in September 2012. It has a fleet of 38 regional airliners (mainle
RJ85 en Fokker 50) and performs 480 flights per week throughout Europe. (db/ps)
Hawker Fury engine tests
The Hawker Fury FB.10 VH-ISS which has been in restoration at Antwerp airport
for over 2 years has made its first enginetests and completed them with
(photograph Walter Van Brempt)
Lecture on Louis De Brouckère
After years of resaerch, Jan Lantmeeters has published his boek “Léon
de Brouckère. Belgisch luchtvaartpionier”.
This is the story of a balloonist, aircraft constructor and pioneer at the
beginning of the Belgian aviation history.
Jan will give a presentation on April 24th (7.30pm) at the auditorium of the Toegangspoort Kattevennen Cosmodrome
Please register in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org
+32 (0)89 65 38 14.
Brussels Airport Award for Qatar Airways Qatar Airways won the Network
Development Award at the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards. Qatar received to
award for the growing number of flights out of Brussels and being the first
company to introduce of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
1ST LUCHTVAARTDAG More
than 30.000 visited the first Flemish Aviation Day which was organised at the
Flemish airports and airfield.
We at Antwerp were the first to get the visit of Minister president Kris Peeters
and minister Hilde Crevits, who gave the kick-off at 9am.
They had a walk through the main building visiting all the different stands and
were given a short flight over Antwerp to get them in the mood.
It was beautifull though exhausting day for all volunteers who did all they
could to make this a successfull event. (db)
(photo Dirk Buytaert)
Tunnel at end of runway in new phase
As from 8/3/2014 all traffic on the R11 road (Militaire baan) will pass over a
new parallel road. This is new road has been constructed so that work on the
tunnel at the end of the runway can start. Work will be done mostly during the
night as no large matrial such as cranes can be used during opening hours of the
airport (7am-11pm). The construction of a tunnel became necessary as the
airport needs to install a RESA in order to be compliant with safety
regulations. The RESA zone will be implemented on top of the tunnel and will go
as far as Fort III. (db)
(photo : Hugo De Backer)
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