Update of the road network for TUI fly (Belgium)
TUI fly (Netherlands) takes over B737 MAX operations
04/21/2021 – 17:58 UTC
TUI fly (Netherlands) (OR, Amsterdam Schiphol) has joined its sister carrier TUI fly (Belgium) (TB, Brussels National) and resumed scheduled operations of the B737-8 on April 1, 2021, currently deploying two of its three type units.
The first scheduled flights of the carrier B737 MAX 8 were from Amsterdam Schiphol to Malaga, operated by PH-TFO (msn 44598), according to data from Flightradar24 ADS-B. The third TUI fly (Netherlands) B737-8 remains in storage at Amsterdam airport.
According to advanced ch-aviation fleets module, TUI fly (Netherlands) is expected to receive two more B737 MAX 8s, including one soon and one in 2023.
The Belgian twin carrier, owned by TUI Group, was the first European airline to resume operations of the B737 MAX on February 17, 2021. Ten B737-8s operated by TUI Airways (including four delivered since the type was grounded) and two operated by TUI fly Nordic remain inactive and operate only test flights. TUI fly (Germany) does not operate any B737 MAX.
Icelandair to resume B737 MAX operations at the end of 1Q21
04.03.2021 – 07:19 UTC
Icelandair (FI, Reykjavik Keflavik) announced the resumption of operations of the B737-8 on March 8, 2021, becoming the third European airline to do so after TUI fly (Belgium) and Smartwings (Czech Republic).
Before the planned restart, the Icelandic national carrier transported two of its B737-8, TF-ICN (msn 44356) and TF-ICO (msn 44358), back to Reykjavik Keflavik from storage in Lleida. It initially plans to use only two planes on its regular network, with the first flight scheduled to Copenhagen Kastrup.
Two other B737-8s and Icelandair’s only B737-9 remain in storage in Lleida. His fifth B737-8 were stored at Reykjavik Keflavik Airport.
According to advanced ch-aviation fleets module, in addition to the six B737 MAX already delivered, Icelandair expects six other units (three -8 and three -9) on order from lessors with deliveries scheduled between March 2021 and February 2022. It leases all of its B737 MAX already delivered to SMBC Aviation Capital (three -8), Bocomm Leasing (two -8) and BOC Aviation (the -9).
TUI fly (Belgium) resumes B737 MAX flights
19.02.2021 – 15:12 UTC
TUI fly (Belgium) (TB, Brussels National) became the first airline east of the Atlantic to resume scheduled operations of the B737-8 on February 17, 2021.
OO-MAX (msn 44588), one of four B737 MAX 8 operated by the Belgian unit of TUI Group, was reactivated for a test flight around Brussels National on February 15 before its first commercial service to Malaga and Alicante February 17, Flightradar24 ADS- B data shows.
Since March 15, 2019, the plane was inactive on its last flight before beaching from Alicante to Brussels.
The carrier’s other three B737 MAX 8s remain grounded, alongside the six operated by TUI Airways, the TUI fly trio (Netherlands) and the TUI fly Nordic pair.
Although the European Union Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) agreed to return the B737 MAX to service at the end of January, albeit under strict conditions, the only operator other than TUI fly to announce MAX take-back plans has been Smartwings (Czech Republic) (QS, Prague Václav Havel) which plans to resume commercial flights of the B737 MAX 8 …
Innsbruck, Austria will close for track works at the end of 3Q21
19.01.2021 – 05:40 UTC
Austria’s Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport will close from September 20 to October 18, 2021 to allow an 18.8 million euros ($ 20.2 million) overhaul of its single runway, 08/26, with preparation work starting in March and April 2021.
The largest airport construction project to date will involve removing approximately 14cm of asphalt from the runway for a total of approximately 40,000 tonnes and reapplying 12cm over an area of approximately 140,000 m2, or roughly fter the size of 19 football pitches, technical manager Alexander Strasshofer explained in a statement. . Austria’s largest construction company, Strabag SE, was commissioned to carry out the project. Electrical installations near the track would also be upgraded and track lighting would be converted to energy-saving LED technology.
The runway renovation was urgent and future investments, commented airport manager Marco Pernetta. The airport is 581.25 m above mean sea level (MSL) with a runway 2,000 m long and 45 m wide. The track’s substructure dates back to the 50s / 60s. Thin coats of asphalt were applied every 10 to 15 years, but they were now in poor condition, requiring some …
Editorial comment: The construction work schedules have been corrected from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. instead of from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – 19.01.2021 – 06:37 UTC