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British Airways Flight Scheduled to Land in Dusseldorf Mistakenly Arrives in Edinburgh

British Airways has apologized after its flight BA3271 from London City Airport — scheduled to fly nonstop to Dusseldorf, Germany — landed in Edinburgh, Scotland. The airline said in separate tweets that it was sorry for any inconvenience caused by the mistake but initially stated that the flight was diverted to the Scottish capital. The flight was operated by WDL Aviation, reportedly on a BAe 146-200 aircraft registered D-AMGL. The aircraft and passengers flew to Dusseldorf, departing Edinburgh at 10:30…

Germany Officially Bans Mahan Air Flights

The German government has banned Iranian private carrier, Mahan Air, from operating flights to the country. The decision was made among heavy pressure from the United States and was first announced in December. The German aviation office sent the airline a notice on Monday to immediately suspends its operations into…

Going Out With a Stunt: The Outcome of Air Berlin’s…

As a way to commemorate Air Berlin’s final transatlantic flight, the pilots of flight 7001 from Miami to Dusseldorf on Oct. 16 made a sharp left turn over the airport following a low flyover of runway 23L. The stunt seemed remarkable for many onlookers, but some questioned whether or not…

Last Scheduled Air Berlin Flight Lands at Tegel Airport Following…

On Friday, the final Air Berlin flight departed Munich bound for Berlin. The airline had recently declared bankruptcy, causing them to cease operations. The final flight, Air Berlin 6210, was operated by an Airbus A320, departing Munich at 9:35 p.m. and arriving at Berlin's Tegel airport just over an hour…

A Pilot’s Perspective: Air Berlin’s Controversial Farewell Maneuver in Dusseldorf

"Tower, this is Ghost rider requesting a flyby." "That’s a negative Ghost rider, the pattern is full." The famous quote that springs to mind when watching the video of an Airbus A330-200 'aborting' a landing, flying above the runway at 140 knots before, rather unexpectedly, banking to the left and…

Going Out with a Stunt: Air Berlin’s Last Transatlantic Flight

  On Sunday, Air Berlin’s final long-haul flight arrived in Dusseldorf, almost nine hours after departing from Miami International Airport. Air Berlin flight 7001 was on final approach to Dusseldorf's runway 23L, when the pilot requested permission to make a left turn in the event of a go-around. The aircraft then…

Flybe Will Open First European Base in Dusseldorf

Europe's largest regional airline Flybe, has announced that they will open their first base in Düsseldorf, Germany. The airline aims to base two of their Bombardier Q400 aircraft at the airport. According to their press release, the carrier has started a "high-profile recruitment drive for more than 60 pilots and cabin…