Hello China!! - the first direct China Southern charter flight from Beijing lands at Birmingham Airport


On Tuesday 22 July 2014, Birmingham Airport welcomed the UK's first direct flight from China
into a non-London airport and inaugurated the use of its recently extended runway as the service
departed for its five thousand mile journey back to Beijing - for a photo report of the day see here
 

Thursday 18 September 2014

Sunday 14 September 2014 - Bell 429 M-YMCM is a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Bell 429 M-YMCM was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

TUIfly Boeing 737-8K5 D-ATUB operated their weekly IT flight from Palma....

.... its first visit to BHX and departing back to Palma off Runway 15

Aer Lingus Airbus A321-211 EI-CPH operated their afternoon service to Dublin in place of the usual A320

Air France Airbus A320-211 F-GFKY which is in "Skyteam" colours operated their evening service from Paris CDG

Flightline BCN Merlin IVA EC-GFK spent the day parked on the Elmdon apron

Wednesday 10 September 2014 - Amsair/Air Charter Scotland Legacy 650 G-SUGR arrives from Glasgow

Amsair/Air Charter Scotland Embraer Legacy 650 G-SUGR was a lunchtime arrival from Glasgow....

.... bringing in American singer Tony Bennett for his concert at Symphony Hall on Thursday Photo: Mike Hollick

Air Transat Airbus A310-304 C-GFAT operated their weekly flight from Toronto....

.... Airbus A310s will now be operating these flights for the rest of the summer season

flybe Dash 8Q-402 G-FLBD which is now in their "#purpleplane" colour scheme
operated their morning service to Belfast City

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-EKE which operated their flight from Krakow....

.... wears "Krakow & Malopolska" titles - the latter being a region of Poland

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

Hamburg Airways Airbus A320-214 D-AHHH operated their weekly flight to Hannover

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AIRY operated their afternoon flight from Frankfurt....

.... it has an image of "Die Maus" a German children's TV character on its rear fuselage

Xclusive Jet Charter Citation Bravo G-SPRE made a brief evening visit Photo: Mike Hollick

Piaggio P-180 Avanti OY-TLP was a morning arrival....

.... spending the day parked on the Elmdon apron Photo: Mike Hollick

Germanwings takes over the operation of the Birmingham to Dusseldorf service from Lufthansa

Germanwings have today, Thursday 18 September 2014, taken over the operation
of the Birmingham to Dusseldorf service from parent company Lufthansa

The route will continue to be operated on a three times daily basis by Eurowings
Canadair CRJ900's now flying on behalf of Germanwings rather than Lufthansa
with D-ACNN operating the inaugural flight to Dusseldorf on Thursday morning

Germanwings is the low cost airline within the Lufthansa Group that is taking over
responsibility for all their European and domestic services that do not serve the
Lufthansa hub airports of Frankfurt and Munich

Germanwings offers three different types of fares on its services - "Basic", "Smart" and "Best"

Germanwings schedule to Dusseldorf from Thursday 18 September 2014

0715/0750 4U 9336/9337 CR9 from/to Dusseldorf
- operates Monday to Saturday - Eurowings flying for Germanwings
1540/1615 4U 9334/9335 CR9 from/to Dusseldorf
- operates Monday to Friday + Sunday - Eurowings flying for Germanwings
1935/2010 4U 9330/9331 CR9 from/to Dusseldorf
- operates Monday to Friday + Sunday - Eurowings flying for Germanwings

In addition Eurowings flying for Germanwings continue to serve Hamburg
- their service to Berlin Tegel ended on Sunday 31 August 2014 



Thursday 18 September 2014

Friday 12 September 2014 - Estonian Air Embraer 170LR ES-AEC is now based at Birmingham Airport

Estonian Air Embraer 170LR ES-AEC which had positioned in from Cambridge on Thursday to become
Birmingham based - replacing ES-AEB - spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron Photo: Mike Hollick

Air Charter Scotland Embraer Legacy 650 G-WIRG was a morning departure....

.... taking American singer Tony Bennett who had performed at Symphony Hall

.... to Dublin on the next stage of his European tour

Fleet Air International Saab 340A HA-TAB was an afternoon departure to Cologne

Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IYS which is in the "Shopping Paradise Zurich Airport"
colour scheme operated their morning service to Zurich

Tuesday 9 September 2014 - Farnair ATR 72-202F HB-AFM operates freight charter to Tromso, Norway

Farnair Europe ATR 72-202F HB-AFM was a morning arrival when it positioned in from Cologne....

.... its first visit to BHX - after loading with freight on the Elmdon apron

.... it was soon on its way to Tromso, Norway

flybe Dash 8Q-402 G-JEDV which is now in their "#purpleplane" colour scheme
operated their early morning service from Edinburgh

Air Explore Boeing 737-436 OM-CEX operated both the early morning and mid-morning Ryanair flights to Dublin

KLM cityhopper Embraer 190-100LR PH-EZX operated their mid-morning service
to Amsterdam - the aircraft is in the "Skyteam" colour scheme

Aegean Airbus A320-232 SX-DGJ operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour flight from Heraklion

Netjets Citation XLS CS-DXE was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

London Executive Citation XLS G-GXLS which had arrived on Monday was an early morning departure

Monday 8 September 2014 - Wizz Air Airbus A320-232 HA-LWE diverts in due to a security alert at Luton

Wizz Air Airbus A320-232 HA-LWE was a late afternoon arrival from Budapest.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... when it diverted in due to a security alert that had closed Luton Airport - its first visit to BHX

easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZAY had earlier arrived from Inverness - it positioned back to Luton while....

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-EVX was another Luton diversion arriving from Bratislava

Lufthansa "Sharklet" Airbus A320-214 D-AIUD which wears additional "Fanhansa"
World Cup titles operated their lunchtime service from Frankfurt

Estonian Air Embraer 170LR ES-AEB was a morning departure operating a day trip
charter to Basle for the England Euro 2016 qualifier match against Switzerland

JetNetherlands  Piaggio P-180 Avanti PH-TCN was an early morning arrival wearing an interesting colour scheme....

.... it is operated on behalf of TCN and spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron with....

Global Jetcare Learjet 36 N41GJ which had arrived on an air ambulance flight the previous Friday Photos: Mike Hollick

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