Now in its 52nd year providing for aviation enthusiasts in the Gatwick area.
The monthly magazine Hawkeye is now no longer in production, having completed 50 years of publication. To find out what has been happening at Gatwick over the last few days, click the 'movements' tab above, then 'daily listings' in the drop-down, and enter the relevant date. For more general news items see below. Other activities include regular slide shows, an annual International Enthusiasts Fair and aviation publications. Scroll down for airline/airport news and slide-show links.
HB-ILD sits in the sun on stand 2.
Image via Tom Singfield.
Now you all have 2019 diaries, be sure to enter the convention date, LGW2019 will be on Sunday 14th April. Click events above to see the flyer.
The slide-show dates for the autumn/winter of 2018/19 are available, click 'go' below to see them, presenters have now been confirmed. Note the new start time, 1900, aiming to finish at 2200.
10.02.19 AIRLINE NEWS-AIR MOLDOVA will be welcome returners this summer;
From 7th June Fri and Sun; 9U835, STA2050, Chisinau, A319
05.02.19 AIRLINE NEWS-TURKISH AIRLINES Since last month when we updated you with news of the start of the new Ankara service, there have been further developments. Phased opening of the new airport at Istanbul has begun, and a 4x weekly service to Gatwick has commenced, though their website does not yet reveal how Istanbul will be served into the summer. There will also be new flights from both Bodrum and Antalya;
From 4th February Mon to Thur, TK1121, ETA1200, Istanbul-ISL, B738
From 4th April Thur and Sat, TK1161, Antalya, B738
From 3rd June Mondays; TK1163, STA2040, Bodrum, B738
From 5th June Wed and Sat, TK1165, STA2030, Bodrum, B738
26.01.19 AIRLINE NEWS-AUSTRIAN AIRLINES reappeared rather belatedly on their skiing service today;
From 26th January Saturdays; OS2591, STA0850, Innsbruck, A319
20.01.19 AIRLINE NEWS-VUELING AIRLINES have announced a new destination, Alicante, to be served from April. This will be in addition to their planned Spring schedule which features 7x weekly services to Bilbao, 9x weekly to Florence, 13x weekly to Paris, 14x weekly to Rome and no less than 45x weekly to Barcelona.
From 7th April Daily ex Thur, VY7380, STA2015, Alicante, A320
05.12.18 AIRLINE NEWS-WIZZ AIR will add a Budapest and Cluj flights to its current Bucharest operation next spring;
From 31st March Daily, WZZ2221, STA1935, Budapest, A320/321
From 31st March Daily, WZZ3309, ETA2000, Cluj, A320/321
05.12.18 AIRLINE NEWS-FLYBE will apparently transfer their current 3x daily Newquay service to Heathrow on 31st March 2019. Scheduled services from the far west of England to Gatwick began in 1969 when Westward Airways Islanders inaugurated services to Plymouth and Newquay in between their Heathrow shuttle services. These flights were subsidised by the then West of England Development Board, an arrangement continued by its successors through the 'Brymon years' until the present. Presumably they have increased the level of subsidy!
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