NEWS Thomas Cook Expands Leeds Operations

Thomas Cook have announced new routes from Leeds Bradford Airport for their Summer 2017 schedule. They have announced that they will be starting services to Faro, Naples, Mahom, Tenerife, Larnaca & Alicante with Monarch from Leeds, as well as operating flights to Palma Di Mallorca with Evelop Airlines. James Burrows, Thomas Cook’s aviation director, said:…

NEWS Belgocontrol In Trouble?

The TUEM (Trade Union Eurocontrol Maastricht) made a post on Facebook about the Belgian ATC’s social conflicts with Belgocontrol, the local Belgian Air Traffic Control organisation. The TUEM posted this on Facebook: “The Belgian Air Traffic Controllers have for some time been in a social conflict with their employer, Belgocontrol. The retirement age is a small…

EMERGENCY Passengers hospitalized after really nasty turbulence on board Thai Airways flight from Jakarta to Bangkok

At least five crew members and one passenger needed medical treatment after their Boeing 777 ran into severe turbulence on Monday’s Thai Airways flight from Jakarta to Bangkok. Airline staffer Kru P’Birth uploaded photos on Facebook that showed the messy aftermath of the clear-air turbulence, which caused service trolleys, luggage and other personal items to…

NEWS HNA Group To Takeover Monarch?

The HNA Group, which is the Chinese Conglomerate of Hainan Airlines have supposedly been in talks with Monarch Airlines to acquire the airline as part of their global takeover spree. If the deal is completed, it would represent the biggest investment into a British Airline.  Monarch is owned by Greybull Capital who got the airline…