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Israel to Turkey flight aborted as passengers receive crashed aircraft images

A Turkish AnadoluJet Boeing 737 take-off from Israel was aborted after passengers received disturbing crashed aircraft pictures on their mobile phones

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‘Roster error’ forces Virgin Atlantic diversion

A Virgin Atlantic flight to New York turned back to Heathrow after it emerged the first officer had not completed final assessment training.

Astonfly trains 500 Ryanair pilots

Low-cost carrier Ryanair is entrusting French flight school Astonfly to select and train its pilots of the future.

Norse and Air Europa ink Dreamliner lease deal

As start-up Norse Atlantic Airways prepares to launch tickets sales this month, it is leasing four of its Boeing Dreamliners to generate cash.

New Flybe launches maiden service

Flybe mark two – the new Flybe Ltd – officially launched this morning with its inaugural flight departing Birmingham Airport for George Best Belfast City Airport.

BA short-haul flights return to Gatwick

British Airways flights from London Gatwick Airport to European destinations are back after a two-year hiatus. Today’s international short-haul trips to Larnaca, Amsterdam, Paphos and Tenerife launched the flag carrier's return to the West Sussex, UK hub, with more flights promised in coming weeks.

Wizz Air expands London Gatwick routes as South Terminal reopens

Ultra low-cost operator Wizz Air has launched the first of 18 new routes from London/Gatwick – within hours of the airport reopening its South Terminal.

Air New Zealand launches New York service

Air New Zealand is to make its first-ever flight to the Big Apple on September 17 as travel restrictions ease and ultra long-haul links with the USA make a post-pandemic return.

 

Ukraine crisis: SkyUp appeals for airlines to fly its Boeing 737s

Ukrainian low-cost carrier SkyUp has launched a unique appeal to fellow airlines to wet lease its all-Boeing 737 fleet in economic solidarity as war in Europe enters its fourth week.

Leeds Bradford scraps new terminal plans

Leeds Bradford Airport is withdrawing plans to replace its terminal building – blaming “excessive delays” in UK government decision-making.