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Approach to Kirkwall Airport

And on the very next day captured on video this approach into Kirkwall Airport – Basil O’Fee 18/11/2015

Shortest scheduled flight in the world

Basil O’Fee enjoyed this flight on 17/11/2015 – Papa Westray to Westray – 90 seconds –

UK Regional Air Access

Quite a bit going on.  The DfT’s Regional Air Access Fund has accepted its first funding round of bids (20).  The Transport Select Committee also published its Small Airports report on 13 May  The publication of the National Connectivity Taskforce Report and that report’s supporting research materials to be made available over coming days.  A recent announcement from Heathrow (

Baltic Bird Project Completes

Northpoint was closely involved in various aspects of this project. It is celebrated in this online brochure.  Brochure Baltic Bird_web

Potsdam and Brandenburg

Basil O’Fee delivered two presentations at the recent Baltic Bird project wind up meeting in Potsdam hosted by project lead Ministry of Economics and European Affairs, State of Brandenburg.  Also had the pleasure of being shown around the new, but still to be opened, Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

Tom Wilson becomes Northpoint Associate

Delighted to have Tom Wilson join the team.   He is well known in the aviation industry having recently completed a half decade as CEO of Infratil Airports Europe (Glasgow Prestwick and Manston) having previously served as MD of Prestwick for 12 years.  He has many other work and life experiences and has already fulfilled his first work task with Northpoint.


PSOs and RDFs

Our work in Baltic Bird on this topic was celebrated in this newsletter.

Tourism Destination Development

Our work on this topic in Baltic Bird was featured in this recent newsletter.

Air Transport Research Society

Attended their annual conference in Bordeaux, where Basil O’Fee presented a joint paper with fellow associate Dr Rico Merkert on Analysing Air Operators’ Managerial Perceptions Public Air Service Obligation air services within Europe.  However the networking with other researchers into air transport was also most heartening and interesting