Checking in at Zagreb Airport (ZAG)

Rainy day in Zagreb. Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 taxiing for departure.

Takeoff from Zagreb Airport (ZAG)

Takeoff from Zagreb Airport runway 05.

Cruising over Belgium

Overflying Germany.

Overflying Liège. The river Meuse runs through the city.

Liège Airport (LGG) peering through the clouds. It is mainly used for air freight, but also serves for regular traffic (mainly charters). Liège is located in the centre of the golden triangle Paris-Amsterdam-Frankfurt that handles 66% of European freight. In 2014 it was the eighth-biggest cargo airport in Europe. It is the biggest cargo airport in Belgium, and the third-biggest for passengers after Brussels Airport (BRU) and Brussels South-Charleroi (CRL). It is the global hub of ASL Airlines Belgium (the former TNT Airways).

As we approach the Channel we are crossing the border with the Netherlands and its province Zeeland. It consists of a number of islands and peninsulas. Large parts of Zeeland are below sea level.

The last glimpse of Belgium and the coastal town of Knokke. It is the most north-eastern seaside resort on the Belgian coast and is adjacent to the Dutch border. Originally a vacation haven for the city folk of Brussels in the early 19th century, it gradually became a resort town with upscale clientele, restaurants and shops. Nowadays Knokke is well known for its beaches and for the dike system to which it owes its origins.

Landing at London-Heathrow (LHR)

Landing at London-Heathrow (LHR) on runway 09L.

LAM 3A arrival procedure.

Descending over British landscape.

After a short hold over Lambourne VOR (LAM) we are vectored towards 09L.

Parking at the Terminal 5.