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TUI fly Belgium to divert its flights on February 13

TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8K5 WL OO-JAQ (msn 35148) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945636.

TUI fly Belgium (TUI Airlines Belgium) (Brussels) has announced it will divert its flights to and from Belgium on February 13 due to a national strike. The airline will divert its flights to neighboring France and the Netherlands airports and bus the passengers to Brussels.

The airline has a network of 180 routes and flies to more than 100 airports. TUI fly is the second largest Belgian airline company.

TUI fly was founded at the end of 2003 and started operations in March 2004 with 5 aircraft.

The airline now has 17 aircraft:

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): TUI Airlines (Belgium) Boeing 737-8K5 WL OO-JAQ (msn 35148) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945636.

TUI fly Belgium aircraft slide show:



SunExpress to add flights from Germany

Promoting the 2018 German version of the Peter Rabbit movie

With the demise of Germania, SunExpress Airlines is expanding its operations in Germany, especially to and from Berlin. The carrier will start two new routes from Berlin to Ankara (July 6) and Dalaman (May 4).

Previously in December, the airline made this announcement:

SunExpress continues to grow: With its summer flight schedule for 2019, the joint venture between Deutsche Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offers travelers a route network of over 90 destinations in 30 countries, including popular holiday destinations in Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece.

Frequencies to Hurghada in Egypt will be increased significantly and Tunisia is celebrating a comeback with flights from three German cities. The trend destination Beirut is added to the route network for the first time. As a leading provider of direct connections to Turkey, SunExpress is significantly expanding its range of flights to the hotspots of the Turkish Riviera, Aegean and to Anatolia.

Compared to the 2018 summer flight schedule, the company has again increased its seating capacity in its core markets by 15 percent.

SunExpress takes off from 18 airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as from 37 airports in Europe.

Seat record to Antalya and numerous direct connections to Turkey

SunExpress departs daily from several airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, connecting central Europe with the Turkish Riviera by offering a total of 3.5 million seats in its 2019 summer flight schedule to Antalya, more than ever before in the company’s history. Düsseldorf remains the busiest airport with six daily connections, followed by Cologne-Bonn with five frequencies and Frankfurt three daily departures.

From Basel and Zurich, SunExpress is strengthening its presence and is expanding in particular its weekend connections to Antalya with three daily flights each. The airline is also increasing frequencies from Vienna to Antalya up to three daily connections.

In the upcoming summer SunExpress will add 400,000 seats to its connections to Izmir, bringing the total offered seats to 1.6 million. There are several daily connections from many German airports, including increasing connections from Düsseldorf, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart to the trend destination Izmir. In addition, the airline offers numerous connecting flights from Izmir to Anatolia.

Starting in March, the popular holiday destinations Dalaman and Bodrum will be connected by SunExpress with increasing services: Departing every Saturday from Berlin and twice a week from Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart. Bodrum will also be served three times a week from Düsseldorf.

Thirty percent more seat capacity to Anatolia

Direct flights to Anatolia are SunExpress‘ fastest growing business due to the high demand by people in Germany, Switzerland and Austria visiting friends and relatives at home in Anatolia. The daily connection between Munich and Ankara included in the winter flight schedule will be increased to a total of eleven flights per week next summer. From Düsseldorf, SunExpress offers nine weekly connections to the Turkish capital and two new frequencies to Küthaya/Zafer and Malatya. Passengers can also travel directly from Düsseldorf to Adana, Kayseri, Diyarbakir and Samsun-Çarşamba.

New connections to Beirut and to further warm water destinations

In summer 2019, SunExpress will be offering flights from Stuttgart and Düsseldorf to the Lebanese capital Beirut for the first time. This is an exciting destination especially for those interested in culture. Flights to Tunisia will be added to the route network with connections from Cologne-Bonn, Leipzig/Halle and Stuttgart to Enfidha-Hammamet. The flight schedule also offers connections to Varna and Burgas in Bulgaria as well as to the Greek island of Crete. There are even more departures to Egypt: Passengers from Düsseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, Frankfurt, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle and Stuttgart can look forward to flights to the holiday paradise of Hurghada on the Red Sea.

Expansion of the European SunExpress network with four more destinations   

Outside the German-speaking countries SunExpress also connects cities like Oslo, Gothenburg, Eindhoven and Prague with the holiday destination Antalya. Furthermore, passengers from Eindhoven enjoy connections to Izmir. Between May and November the airline will continue its services from London-Luton to Izmir, Antalya and Bodrum with two connections per week as well as one weekly flight to Ankara and Gaziantep. Due to high demand, flights from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Brussels and Copenhagen will also start in February.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): SunExpress Airlines Boeing 737-8K5 WL TC-SNY (msn 27981) (Peter Hase – Peter Rabbit movie) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 945622.

SunExpress aircraft slide show:


Blue Air to launch seven new routes from Brno –Tuřany Airport

Blue Air's 2017 "Liverpool Cool City Warm Welcome" logo jet

Blue Air is planning to commence five new routes from Brno in late March, 2018. Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic.

The five new destinations from Brno are Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels and Lviv.

In the summer of 2018, Blue Air will add service to Split and Dubrovnik from Brno.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Blue Air): Blue Air Boeing 737-8K5 WL YR-BMH (msn 27980) BGY (Liverpool) (Marco Finelli). Image: 937502.

Blue Air:

Miami Air helps to promote the new Fox TV show “LA to Vegas”

The new TV show “LA to Vegas” premieres on January 2, 2018 on the Fox Network.

In support of the new TV show, Miami Air has painted its leased Boeing 737-8K5 N750MA (msn 35148) with fake “Jackpot Airlines” titles and logos (below) to promote the new series and to be a prop for the series.

Promotional livery for the new Fox "LA to Vegas" TV series

Above Copyright Photo: Jackpot Airlines (Miami Air) Boeing 737-8K5 WL N750MA (msn 35148) (LA to Vegas) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 940254.

Miami Air:

All other photos by Fox.


Sunrise Airways expands its jet operations


Starting November 28, 2017, Sunrise Airways of Haiti will launch its first flight from Port-au-Prince to Curaçao.

The Haitian carrier issued this statement:

Haiti-based Sunrise Airways announced its intent to launch new nonstop service between its hub at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince (PAP) and Hato International Airport in Curacao (CUR) beginning November 28, 2017. The new twice-weekly service is the carrier’s first-ever flights to/from Curacao.

Sunrise Airways will deploy both its Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A320 aircraft on its new Curacao route. Both aircraft feature two classes of service – business and economy. Maximum seating for the Boeing 737 is 168 passengers (18 seats in business class, 150 in economy), while the Airbus A320 can accommodate a total of 150 passengers (12 seats in business class, 138 in economy).

Previously the carrier started four flights a week service to Orlando on October 18, 2017.

The new flag carrier will also commence Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien flights to Miami starting on December 16, 2017.

Top Photo: Sunrise Airways.

Copyright Photo Below: Sunrise Airways (Haiti) (SmartWings) Boeing 737-8K5 WL OK-TVP (msn 32907) MCO (Westley Bencon). Image: 939908.

Leased from SmartWings on October 5, 2017

Route Map:

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