Montreal’s cake award; Thomas Cook Airlines’ brand new A321s at Newcastle; easyJet’s 10th anniversary at Berlin Schönefeld Airport; Wizz Air at the Budapest Air Show; more news from Gazipasa, Canberra, Edinburgh and Minsk airports

Montreal's cake award

Proudly showing-off their Cake of the Week certificate for Syphax Airlines’ service to Tunis are Montreal’s (left to right): Pierre Valiquette, Representative Air Service Development; Nathalie Boisvert, Executive Assistant Air Service Development; Luce Bureau, Director Air Service Development; François-Nicolas Asselin, Director Airport Communications; and Charles Aubé, Schedule Facilitator.

On 1 May, Newcastle Airport celebrated with a cake ceremony the delivery of Thomas Cook Airlines’ two brand new A321s that will be based at the international gateway. Commenting on the event, Christoph Debus, CEO, Thomas Cook, said: “Today is a great day for holidaymakers in the North East, as we celebrate the arrival of two brand new aircraft and the start of our new flying programme for the summer – with even more new destinations announced for next summer too.”

Gazipasa Airport welcomed on 26 April Onur Air’s first flight from Istanbul Atatürk with a traditional water arch salute. The new airport pair is operated daily utilising the airline’s 180-seat A320s. 

Last week, Canberra Airport celebrated with an Earth-shaped cake the opening of its newest terminal building, which is a result of a £420 million investment. Marking the achievement are (left to right): Stephen Byron, MD, Canberra Airport; Terry Snow, Chairman, Canberra Airport; and Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister. 

On 5 May, Berlin Schönefeld celebrated with a cake ceremony and a traditional water arch salute easyJet’s 10th anniversary at the airport. The LCC, which is the #1 operator at Schönefeld, accounting for 66% of the total traffic volume last year, has handled over 30 million passengers since it launched operations from the German gateway on 28 April 2004 with Liverpool services.

On 1 May, Wizz Air’s Captains David Morgan and Andras Arday made history with their outstanding performance at the Budapest Air Show. 

On 30 April, Belavia ― the flag carrier of Belarus ― celebrated the delivery of its newest E195, which was greeted at Minsk Airport with a FTWA salute. The handover is part of the carrier’s fleet renewal initiative to replace older aircraft.

Edinburgh Airport held a traditional Topping Out ceremony

Edinburgh Airport held a traditional Topping Out ceremony on 30 April to mark the EAST Expansion project reaching its final milestone, with the internal fit-out of the new security hall, shops and offices starting to take place. On site to celebrate the achievement are (left to right): Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport and Colin Keir, local MSP.


  1. Linda Kitson says:

    Any more news about Gazipasa airport?we go to Alanya all the time and need flights from Liverpool or Manchester to Gasipasa.

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