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Christiaan van Heijst is a cargo pilot for Cargolux (Photo: Christiaan van Heijst)

Cargo Pilot Christiaan van Heijst: A Visual Look From 35,000 Feet

Recently, AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to interview Cargolux pilot Christiaan van Heijst. We asked him a series of questions that could be beneficial or interesting to the common aviator, aspiring pilot or budding aviation enthusiast. Christiaan is popular amongst social media and other platforms for the sheer quality of his photographs as well as his ability to share some of the best moments from 35,000 feet. His photos have been featured in many different publications and magazines across the globe,…

Blue Air: A Romanian-Scouse Gift

On Friday, Romanian carrier Blue Air launched its latest European base from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) featuring celebrations and a familiarization flight for guests and the media. Liverpool will be Blue Air's eighth established base and will house one of the airline's 189-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a sporting livery for…

Ryanair Announces Increased Manchester Schedule for Winter Season

Dublin-based carrier Ryanair has unveiled their 2017 winter schedule for operations at Manchester Airport, featuring some new routes as well as extra frequencies on certain flights. Cities that will be receiving either new service or additional flights include Cologne, Frankfurt, Kiev and Seville, as well as a new winter service to Naples.…

Cathay Pacific Boosts Frequencies in Three Continents

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific has announced an expansion of frequencies on existing routes across three different continents in their network. These flights will be operated by the carrier's new Airbus A350 aircraft that they just recently began receiving. Commenting on the route expansion was Cathay Pacific's Director of Corporate…

Blue Air Boosts Liverpool Partnership With Special Paint Scheme

Romanian carrier Blue Air has unveiled a brand new livery on one of their Boeing 737-800s to boost current partnership growth with Liverpool Airport. The design for the livery was hosted via a competition in which the general public could participate. This competition was following news back in October 2016…

Saudia Announces New Manchester Service from Riyadh

Adding to their existing service to Jeddah from Manchester, Saudi Arabian Airlines, referred to simply as Saudia, has announced an expansion of their route portfolio at Manchester International Airport. Beginning June 23, 2017, the carrier will launch twice weekly service to Riyadh, meaning that passengers can now fly to Saudi Arabia up to…

Norwegian Reports Strong Growth in 2016

Driven by global expansion through new routes, high load factors, and a continuation of their fleet renewal, Fornebu-based carrier Norwegian has reported strong growth in the last quarter of 2016 as well as overall positive growth for last year. Norwegian's annual net profit for the year was reported at 1.135 million…

Manchester Witnesses Record Breaking January, Moves to Top Twenty European…

Manchester Airport recorded a record-breaking January 2017 to kick-start the airport's accolades for the year. Over 1.6 million passengers passed through Manchester within that single month, which contributes to the airport's 11.3% year-on-year growth. This record displaces Stockholm as Manchester enters the leader board. Because of this surge, the annual rolling…

British Airways Grows in Manchester with 7 New Routes

British Airways has announced sizable growth in Manchester with seven new routes operated by BA CityFlyer. The new routes will be operated by their Embraer E190 aircraft. The additional destinations include Mykonos, Nice, Alicante, Malaga, and Palma Di Mallorca. The flights are due to start in May 2017 and will…

Finnair Outlines Expansion of Operations and Connectivity for 2017

Over the past two weeks, Finnair released several pieces of information outlining their operations for 2017, particularly in the Winter season.The carrier's first announcement was made on Jan. 12 when they decided to extend their route to Reykjavik as a year-round operation due to increased demand which is to start…