Sunday 7 February 2016 - easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZBG flying with a "Hamburg" insignia

easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZBG operated their afternoon service to Belfast International....

.... it wears an additional "Hamburg" flag on the rear fuselage

.... which was added to mark the development of easyJet services from Hamburg Airport
 
easyJet Switzerland Airbus A319-111 HB-JYH operated their afternoon flight to Geneva
as easyJet added an additional weekly flight for the rest of the ski season

Titan Boeing 757-256 G-POWH which is in their new colour scheme operated their delayed
weekly IT/inclusive tour flight from Chambery after the aircraft had earlier diverted to Lyon

Small Planet Airbus A320-233 SP-HAH operated their flight to Paderborn

Cello Aviation Boeing 737-476 G-RAJG spent the day parked on the Elmdon apron
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Monday 1 February 2016 - Vizion Air Fokker 50 OO-VLP operates the VLM service from Waterford

Vizion Air Fokker 50 OO-VLP operated the VLM service from Waterford

Vueling "Sharklet" Airbus A320-232 EC-MEA operated their flight from Barcelona - its first visit to BHX

KLM cityhopper Fokker 70 PH-KZE operated their lunchtime service from Amsterdam

West Atlantic BAe ATP SE-MAM spent the morning parked on the Elmdon apron.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... before positioning over to Coventry

Hawker 4000 N243PC was an afternoon arrival from Gloucester parking up to night stop

Pilatus PC-12 M-BISA made a brief lunchtime visit to the Elmdon apron
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Saturday 6 February 2016 - Boeing 737-7KK BBJ VP-CAM is an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron

Boeing 737-7KK BBJ VP-CAM was a lunchtime arrival from Stansted....

.... spending the afternoon parked on the Elmdon apron before returning to Stansted

Avcon Jet Gulfstream 450 OE-LAR which had arrived from Dubai in the early hours
of the morning was an afternoon departure to Bangor, Maine, USA

Air Nostrum Canadair CRJ 900ER EC-JZV operated the SAS service to Copenhagen
- the aircraft wears a hybrid colour scheme

Austrian Airbus A320-214 OE-LBV operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour
flight to Innsbruck - its first visit to BHX

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FOI operated their lunchtime service to Dublin

Germania Airbus A319-112 D-ASTB operated their delayed IT/inclusive tour flight from Chambery
- it has a small "Kassel Airport" insignia by the rear passenger door
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Friday 5 February 2016 - RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1 ZM403 makes two approaches to Runway 15

RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1 ZM403 made a low approach and go around to Runway 15....

.... during the afternoon - the first visit of this new type of aircraft in RAF service to BHX

.... it then made a second approach and go around before returning to RAF Brize Norton

Stobart Air ATR72-212A EI-FMK operated the mid-morning Aer Lingus Regional service to Dublin

easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZBF operated their flight from Geneva....

.... the aircraft wears a Tartan colour scheme and is named "Inverness"

Vueling Airbus A320-214 EC-LVC operated their flight from Barcelona

KLM cityhopper Fokker 70 PH-KZP operated their lunchtime service from Amsterdam

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FOH operated their late afternoon service from Dublin - its first visit to BHX

Air Contractors ATR 72-202 EI-SLH was an afternoon arrival from Manchester....

.... positioning in to operate a freight charter to Tunis on Saturday morning

Monarch Airbus A330-243 G-EOMA was pushed out of the hangar in the late afternoon
- it has now had its engines refitted and is coming to the end of its major check

Hawker 750 I-EPAM was a day stopping visitor Photo: Paul Townsend

Super King Air G-FLYW was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron
 
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Thursday 4 February 2016 - Slovak Republic Tupolev 154M is a day stopping visitor on the Elmdon apron

Slovak Republic Tupolev 154M OM-BYO was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron
More photos later

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Elmdon Watch - Wednesday 3 February 2016

The large concrete blocks that have been in position along the outer service road....

.... in front of the Elmdon Building since May 2009 where removed during the day

.... they had been originally placed there to secure access to the building which at the time also
housed the Air Traffic Control Tower - the blocks immediately in front of the building remain

Wednesday 3 February 2016
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Thomas Cook Airlines to base a second Airbus A321 at Birmingham Airport for winter 2016/17

Thomas Cook Airlines has announced it will base an extra new Airbus A321 aircraft
at Birmingham Airport to support its newly launched Winter 2016/17 programme

Brummies looking for winter sun will benefit from another 30,000 seats available
from Birmingham in Winter 2016/17. Gambia, which has proved really popular this
year will go up from one flight per week to two, Tenerife flights will increase from
one to four per week; Lanzarote moves from two to three weekly flights; and Gran
Canaria is a new destination with one flight per week

Thomas Cook Airlines’ Director of Sales and Planning, Henry Sunley, said: "We’re so
proud to have one of our newest A321s based permanently at Birmingham this winter.
And as well as a new plane, our customers can take advantage of our new pre-order
duty free service, Airshoppen, and get their holiday treats delivered straight to their seat"

William Pearson, Aviation Development Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “This is
great news and shows just how successful Thomas Cook is here at Birmingham Airport.
The airline offer routes which are extremely popular with our passengers and demand
for seats is continuing to increase. As an airport we look forward to welcoming the extra
30,000 passengers that this news aircraft will bring" 

Wednesday 3 February 2016
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Saturday 30 January 2016 - TUI Airlines Netherlands Boeing 787-8 PH-TFL is a late afternoon arrival

TUI Airlines Netherlands Boeing 787-8 PH-TFL was a late afternoon arrival from Amsterdam
when it positioned in to operate the delayed Thomson flight to Barbados

Germania Airbus A319-112 D-ASTC operated their delayed IT/inclusive tour flight from Chambery

easyJet Airbus A320-214 G-EZWD operated their afternoon service from Geneva

Stobart Air ATR72-212A EI-FMK operated the mid-morning Aer Lingus Regional service to Dublin

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP LN-DYU operated their flight to Madrid - its first visit to BHX - it wears
additional "Wireless Internet on Board" titles and marking promoting their on board Wi-Fi service

Austrian Airbus A320-214 OE-LDW operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour flight to Innsbruck

Helvetic Embraer 190LR HB-JVP operated the morning Swiss service to Zurich

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Friday 29 January 2016 - easyJet Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JYE now flying in their new colours

easyJet Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JYE operated the easyJet service to Geneva....

.... the first visit of a HB- registered easyJet aircraft in their new colour scheme

Vueling Airbus A320-214 EC-MCU operated their flight to Barcelona - its first visit to BHX

Germania Airbus A319-111 D-ASTU also made its first visit to BHX when it positioned in
from Munster to operate their early morning flight to Arvidsjaur in Sweden via Hahn

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP LN-NHC operated their flight to Malaga

Wizz Air "Sharklet" Airbus A320-232 HA-LYN operated their flight to Warsaw

KLM Cityhopper Fokker 70 PH-KZC operated their lunchtime service to Amsterdam

Vizion Air Fokker 50 OO-VLP operated the VLM flight from Antwerp continuing onto Waterford....

.... while CityJet Fokker 50 OO-VLL operated the delayed VLM flight from Waterford

.... continuing onto Antwerp

flybe Dash 8-402Q G-PRPD which has now been painted in their new colours
operated their lunchtime service to Belfast City

Falcon 7X M-LJGI which had arrived on Thursday evening reappeared
from the Marshall hangar before departing back to Dublin

Learjet 40 M-DMBP spent the morning parked up before also departing to Dublin

Piaggio P-180 Avanti OY-TLP was an afternoon departure to Aalborg
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