Birmingham Airport has been awarded the 2017 "Routes Europe" Marketing Award

Birmingham Airport has been awarded the 2017 "Routes Europe" Marketing Award in
the 4-20 million passenger category for its marketing activity over the last 12 months

The awards, voted by a panel of senior airline executives, are an annual event and highly
regarded in the aviation industry. They recognise the outstanding marketing services that
have supported the launch of new air routes or the development of existing services

The ceremony held last night, Monday, at "Routes Europe" in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
saw the Midlands' largest airport beat stiff competition from Warsaw Chopin, Budapest,
Cologne Bonn, Marseille Provence and Larnaca Airports in its category

Paul Kehoe, the Airport's Chief Executive, said: "I'm delighted for the team on receiving
this accolade which has recognised our airline marketing campaigns as well as business
development and sales activities over the last year. The team have explored innovative
new ways to engage with global audiences through traditional and new marketing channels
and they should feel very proud of this award, as do I"

Steven Small, brand director, Routes, added: "Congratulations to Birmingham Airport
on the winning the award. It's not surprising due to the dedication and enthusiasm of
the team, and the creativity and hard work put into the submission"

So far in 2017, Birmingham Airport has welcomed Jet2, bmi regional and has announced
British Airways and FlyOne, both due to launch this summer. Following on from the start
of nine airlines in 2015, last year the airport welcomed six new carriers - Blue Air, Qatar
Airways, Czech Airlines, Iberia Express, Cobalt and Alba Star

In 2016, Birmingham Airport saw a 14.2% increase in passengers and has celebrated
more than two years of consecutive monthly record growth. Despite this boom, the
airport managed to get more flights in and out on time than any other airport, becoming
the world's most punctual airport in 2016

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tuesday 18 April 2017 - Irish Air Corps Agusta AW139 "279" visits on an air ambulance flight

Irish Air Corps AgustaWestland AW-139 "279" prepares for departure from the Elmdon apron....

.... it had earlier arrived from Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Dublin

.... operating an air ambulance flight - its first visit to BHX

.... later departing off Runway 33 for its return flight across the Irish Sea

Swiss Bombardier C Series CS100 HB-JBB operated their evening service from Zurich

Blue Air Boeing 737-322 YR-BAF operated their flight from Bucharest

Lufthansa Airbus A320-271N "neo" D-AINC operated their morning flight from Frankfurt Photo: Paul Davies

Netjets Falcon 2000EX CS-DLH was a lunchtime arrival from Nice before departing to Leeds

Interflight Hawker 800XP G-EGSS was an afternoon arrival from Vilnius departing to Biggen Hill

Citation CJ2 M-TBEA returned from Malaga before positioning out to Doncaster
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Birmingham Airport welcomes "12 million passengers in a year" for first time in the airport's history


Birmingham Airport has recorded a new milestone as it continues a journey of unprecedented
growth, breaking through the "12 million passengers in a year" mark for the first time

The record was hit on Easter Monday, 17 April 2017, when the 12,004,124 passengers were
recorded travelling over the last twelve months, between Monday 18 April 2016 and Monday
17 April 2017. This represents a 14.3 percent increase in passenger numbers year on year


The milestone comes less than a year after breaking the 11 million passenger mark on the
Friday 19 August 2016 and 20 months after smashing through the 10 million mark on the
Thursday 27 August 2015

The Airport has recorded 25 months of consecutive record passenger growth as it continues
to attract more airlines, routes and passengers to the Midlands' largest airport


Birmingham Airport's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Kehoe, said: "We're proud to have served
12 million people since last April as we continue our journey of growth and I would like to
thank of all our passengers, partners and employees for making this happen"

"We will continue to invest in our facilities to improve the customer experience and keep
working hard to attract new airlines that offer exciting destinations to enable the Midlands
economy to grow and tourists to explore"

Over the last year, the Airport has welcomed a number of new airlines, including Jet2, Iberia
Express, Czech Airlines, Alba Star, Cobalt and bmi regional, and this summer will welcome
FlyOne and the return of British Airways to Birmingham Airport

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Sunday 16 April 2017 - Iberia Express Airbus A320-216 EC-LYE flying in "Pull & Bear" logo jet colours

Iberia Express Airbus A320-216 EC-LYE which wears a special logo jet colour scheme....

.... promoting "Pull & Bear" a Spanish clothing retailer operated their service to Madrid

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FVH operated their flight to Barcelona....

.... departing off Runway 33

Titan Airbus A321-211 G-POWN operated their final weekly IT/inclusive tour flight....

.... of the 2016/17 skiing season from Chambery

Vueling Airbus A321-231 EC-MQB operated their flight from Paris Orly

Eurowings Europe Airbus A320-214 OE-IEW operated their flight to Vienna

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FZJ operated their late afternoon service to Dublin

Bombardier Global 5000 N500QA which had arrived from Doha on Saturday evening
spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron

Blink Cessna Mustang G-FBKC was a lunchtime departure to Blackbushe

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Friday 14 April 2017 - Vueling Airbus A321-231 EC-MOO operates their flight to Paris Orly

Vueling Airbus A321-231 EC-MOO operated their flight to Paris Orly - its first visit to BHX - while....

Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-MEL operated their service to Barcelona

Germanwings Airbus A319-132 D-AGWZ operated their service to Hamburg

easyJet Airbus A320-214 G-EZPI operated their flight to Geneva

Blue Air Boeing 737 YR-BMG-86N operated their service to Cluj-Napoca

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FVN operated their service from Tenerife - its first visit to BHX

Eurowings Europe Airbus A320-214 OE-IQD operated their flight from Vienna - its first visit to BHX
- it had previously visited when registered D-AEWE with Eurowings

bmi regional Embraer 145EP G-RJXG repositioned to the Elmdon apron prior to taking
Brighton home after their "Championship" match against Wolverhampton Wanders

Gulfstream 280 N280GC which had arrived on Thursday was a morning departure

Citation CJ2 M-TBEA which had also arrived on Thursday departed to Malaga

Piper Cherokee Warrior II G-BICW made a brief morning visit to the Elmdon apron
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Saturday 15 April 2017 - Air Mediterranean Boeing 737-405 SX-MAH flying for Cobalt to Larnaca

Air Mediterranean Boeing 737-405 SX-MAH operated the Cobalt service to Larnaca
for the second Saturday in a row departing off Runway 33 Photo: Paul Townsend

HOP! Embraer 190-100LR F-HBLH operated the lunchtime Air France service from Paris CDG....

Freebird Airbus A320-214 TC-FHC operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour flight from Antalya....

Icelandair Boeing 757-23N TC-FIC which is in a non-standard colour scheme operated
their flight from Reykjavik Keflavik Photos: Paul Townsend

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FZJ operated their early morning service from Dublin
- its first visit to BHX and the aircraft's first revenue service

TUI/Thomson Boeing 737-8K5 G-FDZS was an early morning departure to Alicante

Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IXT operated their morning service to Zurich

Air France Airbus A319-111 F-GXRL operated their morning service to Paris CDG
- it wears additional "24 Paris" supporting the 2024 Paris Olympic bid

West Atlantic BAe ATP SE-MHD was a morning arrival positioning in
to operate the Sunday morning newspaper flight to the Isle of Man

Netjets Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHB was a lunchtime visitor Photo: Paul Townsend
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Wednesday 12 April 2017 - Novair Airbus A321-231 SE-RDO departs to East Midlands for repainting

Novair Airbus A321-231 SE-RDO was a lunchtime departure to East Midlands for repainting....

.... it had arrived from Stockholm for attention by Monarch back on Monday 27 March 2017

.... and had earlier been towed out of the hangar

.... and then been repositioned to Lima 1 to start up for departure

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-AEWT operated their morning service to Dusseldorf

Lufthansa Airbus A320-271N "neo" D-AINC operated their morning service from Frankfurt

easyJet Airbus A320-214 G-EZWV operated their flight to Geneva

Adient Gulfstream 550 N80AD was a morning arrival on the Elmdon apron from Cologne....

.... it later continued onto Milwaukee
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