Saturday 29 August 2015 - Piper Meridian N446ST is a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Piper Meridian N446ST was a morning arrival from Wick on the Elmdon apron....

.... having started its journey in the USA - after refuelling it continued onto Wellesbourne

Falcon 7X VP-BZE was a morning arrival parking up to night stop on the Elmdon apron

Evelop Airlines "Sharklet" Airbus A320-214 EC-LZD operated their weekly IT flight to Palma

Tuesday 18 August 2015 - Travel Service Boeing 737-86Q OK-TVE makes its first visit to BHX

Travel Service Boeing 737-86Q OK-TVE operated their IT flight to Tenerife - its first visit to BHX - while....

Air Berlin Boeing 737-86J D-ABMQ positioned in to operate a charter to Munich Photos: Ron Kosys

Smartlynx Airbus A320-214 YL-LCO operated the Thomas Cook flight to Dalaman

Lufthansa Airbus A319-112 D-AIBE operated their early morning service to Munich

Saturday 8 August 2015 - Enter Air Boeing 737-86N SP-ENY makes its first visit to BHX

Enter Air Boeing 737-86N SP-ENY operated their weekly IT flight to Kefalonia - its first visit to BHX
as such - the aircraft had previously visited as SE-RHX with Viking Airlines Photo: Ron Kosys

Orbest Airbus A320-214 CS-TRL operated the weekly Evelop Airlines IT flight from Palma

Swiftair ATR 72-212A EC-KUL which wears Air Europa titles operated the morning flybe service to Aberdeen

Lufthansa Airbus A319-114 D-AILB operated their early morning service to Munich

Sun Air Dornier 328JET OY-JJG which had been parked up on the Elmdon apron since it had arrived
from Stornoway the previous Saturday was an afternoon departure to Brest Photo: Ron Kosys

Air Pink Citation Bravo YU-BTB was an afternoon arrival parking up to night stop Photo: Ron Kosys

Thursday 23 July 2015 - Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-EZW flying in Virgin Atlantic colours

Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-EZW operated their evening service from Dublin - it is in Virgin Atlantic
colours and normally operates the latter's domestic flights from Heathrow. It was its first visit to BHX

Sunday 12 July 2015 - Blink Cessna 510 Mustang G-FBKF is an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron

Blink Cessna 510 Mustang G-FBKF was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron....

.... the aircraft was previously I-STCC with MyJet a company recently taken over by Blink
and while this aircraft has been transferred to the UK register it still wears MyJet colours

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

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDX positioned in from Gatwick to operate their flight to Bodrum

Saturday 11 July 2015 - Stobart Air ATR 72-212A EI-REL flying in flybe colours for Aer Lingus

Stobart Air ATR 72-212A EI-REL which is in flybe's new purple colour scheme operated
the delayed mid-morning Aer Lingus service from Dublin

Enter Air Boeing 737-85F SP-ENZ operated their weekly IT flight from Kefalonia

Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov 12BP UR-CGW which had arrived on Thursday a lunchtime departure to Vatry

Air X Charter Boeing 737-505 9H-OME which had arrive on Friday positioned out to Luton

Speedwings Executive Jet Citation Excel OE-GXL was a morning visitor....

.... to the Elmdon apron departing to Toulon

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, talks about the start of the Hainan Airlines flights from Beijing


Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, talks about the start of the Hainan Airlines charter flights
from Beijing and the growth of new services that the airport is experiencing in the current year

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, (right) with Gordon Stretch and Derek Pedley

Friday 3 July 2015

Hainan Airlines operate first Boeing 767 charter flight from Beijing to Birmingham on Friday 3 July 2015

Hainan Airlines will be operating the first of a series of Boeing 767-300 charter
flights from Beijing to Birmingham Airport on Friday 3 July 2015
  
The flights will arrive at 0800 and then depart back to Beijing at 1000 and will
be operating twice weekly on Monday and Friday until 28 August 2015
  
This series of flights is a joint initiative between Birmingham Airport, Hainan
Airlines and Caissa Travel Management - both members of the HNA Group -
and are expected to carry over 4,000 Chinese tourists into the UK on package tours 
  
Hainan Airlines will operate the flight using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with
233 seats - 34 in Business Class and 199 in Economy Class 
  
These services follow the success of a short series of flights operated
by China Southern Airlines in 2014  
  
Hainan Airlines Summer 2015 schedule to Birmingham Airport
 

0800/1000 HU7949/7950 763 from/to Beijing
- flight operate on Monday and Friday from 3 July to 28 August 2015

Schedule/timings subject to change


Thursday 2 July 2015

Wizz Air announces direct flights from Budapest and Warsaw to Birmingham Airport‏ from September 2015

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today Thursday 25 June 2015
announced direct flights from Birmingham to Budapest and Warsaw. Both services will be operated
from mid-September 2015 with two flights per week on each route

The services to Birmingham, WIZZ’s 8th UK airport, will operate from Budapest on Tuesdays and
Saturdays and from Warsaw on Mondays and Fridays. Seats on these routes are on sale from today
and can be booked on wizzair.com from £15.49 one way

Celebrating the announcement of Wizz Air's new route connecting Budapest to Birmingham at the 136th IATA Slot Conference in
Vancouver are Eszter Almasi, Airline Development Manager, Budapest Airport, Tom Screen, Head of Aviation Development, Birmingham
Airport, Janos Pal, Senior Ancillary Revenue Manager, Wizz Air, and Balazs Bogats, Head of Airline Development at Budapest Airport
"We are thrilled today to be adding another airport to Wizz Air’s diverse UK network. This will give 
consumers in the West Midlands the opportunity to explore two of the largest capital cities in CEE,
both renowned to offer excellent value to travellers”, said Wizz Air spokesman Daniel de Carvalho

William Pearson, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, added: "We’re delighted to welcome
Wizz Air to Birmingham Airport and the start of twice weekly flights to Warsaw and Budapest in
September. Both cities, known for their rich history and distinctive architecture, will prove to be
a big draw for passengers who are looking to book a short city break. We expect these new services
to be popular with business travellers too, due to the twice weekly frequency

Wizz Air schedule at Birmingham Airport from Monday 14 September 2015

0930/1000 W6 1321/1322 320 from/to Warsaw
- operates on Monday and Friday
1825/1855 W6 2217/2218 320 from/to Budapest
- operates on Tuesday and Saturday

Schedule - which is subject to change - valid until Saturday 26 March 2016


Thursday 25 June 2015

Saturday 13 June 2015 - Saxonair Beechjet 400XP G-SKBD is a morning arrival on the Elmdon apron

SaxonAir Beechjet 400XP G-SKBD was a morning arrival from Alicante parking up on the Elmdon apron

Air Med BAe 125-800A N812AM was a morning arrival operating an air ambulance flight....

.... parking up to night stop on Stand 505

Avcon Jet Challenger 300 OE-HOO was an afternoon arrival from Nice parking up to night stop

Netjets Hawker 750 CS-DUE was an afternoon visitor

Citation CJ2 G-TBEA spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron

Pilatus PC-12 M-BISA made a brief afternoon visit

Woodgate Aviation Navajo Chieftain G-JAJK was a morning visitor operating an air ambulance flight

Friday 12 June 2015 - flybe Embraer 195LR G-FBEI now wearing "... Proudly serving Wales" titles

flybe Embraer 195LR G-FBEI now wears additional "... Proudly serving Wales" titles following the opening....

.... of their new base at Cardiff - it operated their morning service to Amsterdam while....

Embraer 195LR G-FBEN which has recently returned to service after a period of storage departed to Paris CDG

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FIM operated their morning service from Dublin - its first visit to BHX

Honeywell Flight Test Boeing 757-225 N757HW which had been based at BHX since Saturday 30 May 2015....

.... and had performed a series of test flights over the North Sea during the week

.... was a morning departure to Frankfurt bringing to an end of its stay at BHX

Embraer Phenom 300 M-HPIN was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Sunday 31 May 2015 - SmartWings Boeing 737-82R OM-TSG operates return charter from Barcelona

SmartWings Boeing 737-82R OM-TSG operated the Travel Service return charter flight from Barcelona....

.... its first visit to BHX - it then positioned out to Bratislava

Cello Aviation Boeing 737-476 G-RAJG was a morning departure to Amsterdam positioning out to fly for....

.... Arkefly the Dutch airline of the TUI Group and departing off Runway 33

.... the aircraft is named "Nazar Singh Gill"

Thomas Cook Boeing 757-236 G-TCBC which wears additional "Egypt where it all begins" titles....

.... operated the return additional IT flight from Palma for the Bank Holiday week

Turkish Airlines "Sharklet" Airbus A321-231 TC-JSM operated their morning service to Istanbul

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP LN-DYQ operated their morning flight to Madrid

Air Nostrum/Iberia Regional Canadair CRJ 900ER EC-JTU was an evening arrival from Bilbao positioning in to
take Bordeaux-Begles home after their European Rugby Champions Cup qualifying match against Gloucester

Honeywell Flight Test Boeing 757-225 N757HW which had arrived from Cayenne, French Guiana
on Saturday evening spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron

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