01/07/2014

A Swiss diversion

It is not common for Swiss aircraft to be diverted to a different airport, so why was the Geneva to London City sent to Stansted?

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12/26/2013

Gatwick-Geneva on Christmas Eve!

On 24th December most Gatwick-Geneva flights were cancelled. With few flights on the 25th, what happened to the passengers?

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12/25/2013

The cyclone "Dirk" hit Gatwick airport hard

The cyclone DIRK, which brought record low pressure values, caused major air travel disruptions, particularly at Gatwick.

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11/22/2013

The day that President Kennedy was shot

On the day that President Kennedy was shot, 50 years ago, I was in Boston and witnessed the reaction of New Englanders.

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11/11/2013

Forgiveness on Remembrance Day

On this day, 11 November 2013, the obituaries of two persons connected with World War II detailed courage and reconciliation.

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11/08/2013

easyJet from London diverted to Lyon

Yesterday afternoon the easyJet flight from London Gatwick was diverted to Lyon, whilst a flight from Brussels circled twice over Geneva before finally landing.

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11/06/2013

Cornish pasties next year with easyJet?

Yesterday, 5 November, easyJet Switzerland sent an empty Airbus A319 to and back from Newquay airport, Cornwall!

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10/08/2013

An Airbus A320 from an Iran airline

Yesterday, Geneva airport welcomed a passenger flight of the Iranian airline Meraj. Where did it come from and why?

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10/01/2013

Next week the TV programme T.T.C. will be at the airport

Next Monday, 7 October, the "money" programme T.T.C. will be at the airport to investigate its success.

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09/24/2013

Some recent unexpected stopovers

Sometimes airline passengers find themselves landing at an intermediate unscheduled airport. Here are some examples.

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09/12/2013

Unusual long distanced arrivals

Today, 12 September, there will be unusual US and Russian aircraft arriving. Recently we also saw a Thai Airbus A340.

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08/25/2013

When Evian play at home Vernier loses!

When Evian Thonon Gaillard football team play at home, the visitors sometimes come by charter flight but leave late.

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08/16/2013

Bye bye World Radio Switzerland

On 31 August World Radio Switzerland will cease to exist when it is privatised by the Swiss broadcasting authority.

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08/09/2013

The best known Spitfire pilot

On this day, 9 August 1941, the best known Spitfire pilot, Douglas (later Sir Douglas) Bader was shot down over France.

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08/02/2013

August 1st: the sound of silence

We know that August 1 is a day when there is a lot of noise (fireworks), but it can also be a day of unusual silence.

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