Tag Archives: Manston

KLM to end Amsterdam-Manston flights on April 8, Manston’s future to be determined

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) is planning to end daily Fokker 70 service between its Amsterdam hub and Manston Airport in Kent on April 8 per Airline Route.

The route is operated by KLM Cityhopper (Amsterdam).

KLM Cityhopper logo

Manston Airport is performing a review by consultants for 45 days to determine if the airport should remain open or close. 144 jobs are at stake.

Read the full report by the BBC: CLICK HERE

In other news, Air France-KLM Group has finalized an agreement with General Electric and has selected the GEnx-1B engine to power its fleet of Boeing 787-9. The first aircraft will be delivered to KLM in October 2015 and to Air France in January 2017. The joint selection of engine for Air France and KLM’s Boeing 787-9 enables the Group to benefit from significant synergies.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Fokker F.28 Mk. 0070 (Fokker 70) PH-KZV (msn 11556) operated by KLM Cityhopper lands at EuroAirport.

KLM Cityhopper: AG Slide Show

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Meridian Airways (Ghana) suspends operations

Meridian Airways (Ghana) (Accra and Ostend) on July 28, 2010 was grounded by the Belgian CAA for alleged safety violations. The company can no longer operate from its OST base. Aircraft that were parked at Ostend have been permitted to ferry out of the country. So far the aircraft remain parked.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 9G-AXD (msn 45927) is pictured at Manston before the company suspended operations.

MK Airlines ceases operations

MK Airlines (Ostend) ceased all operations on April 9 and surrendered its AOC on April 12.

News link:

http://www.ifw-net.com/freightpubs/ifw/article.htm?artid=20017766407&src=rss

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Boeing 747-2R7F 9G-MKL (msn 21650) prepares to land at Manston.