Friday 24 April 2015 - Kuwait Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III KAF 342 is an evening arrival

Kuwait Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III KAF 324 was an evening arrival.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... landing on Runway 33 in the gathering gloom

.... and then taxying to park on Stand 86C to night stop at BHX

RAF Lockheed C-130J Hercules C5 ZH872 was an afternoon visitor to the
Elmdon apron operating a medevac flight Photo: Mike Hollick

Small Planet Boeing 737-382 LY-LFH was a morning arrival positioning in from Perugia in Italy....

.... to operate their final twice weekly service to Hannover

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDA which wears additional "Egypt where it all begins" titles
positioned in from East Midlands to operate an additional IT flight to Sharm El Sheikh

Turkmenistan Boeing 757-22K EZ-A012 operated their flight to Ashkhabad

Titan Airbus A320-233 G-POWK was a lunchtime departure to Stansted....

.... after attention by Monarch Aircraft Engineering

Frontier/(Monarch) Airbus A320-214 G-ZBAB reappeared out of the Monarch hangar while....

.... stored Airbus A319-115CJ G-NMAK made one of its regular visits to the Monarch hangar
later returning to be parked up again in the Elmdon apron

Air Charter Scotland Citation CJ3 G-YEDC was an afternoon visitor Photo: Mike Hollick

Thursday 16 April 2015 - Embraer Phenom 300 M-HPIN is an early morning arrival from Leeds

Embraer Phenom 300 M-HPIN was an early morning arrival from Leeds on its
first visit to BHX since replacing previous regular visitor Pilatus PC-12 M-HARP

Challenger 601 N601DS was an early morning departure to Keflavik

Lufthansa "Sharklet" equipped Airbus A320-214 D-AIUN which had arrived on Wednesday
evening on its first visit to BHX was an early morning departure to Frankfurt

Sunday 12 April 2015 - Small Planet Airbus A320-232 LY-SPB makes its first visit to BHX

Small Planet Airbus A320-232 LY-SPB positioned in from Verona to operate
their delayed flight to Paderborn - its first visit to BHX

Titan Boeing 757-256 G-ZAPX operated their final weekly IT/inclusive tour flight
from Chambery for the ski season before positioning out empty

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-OZBM operated their afternoon service to Faro

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FIA operated their flight from Arrecife - its first visit to BHX

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

Thomson Boeing 757-28A G-OOBF was a morning departure positioning out to Winnipeg, Canada....

.... en route to Kona in Hawaii via San Jose, California, to operate a round the world air tour
on behalf of "TCS Expeditions" whose titles and insignia it wears

Netjets Hawker 750 CS-DUC was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Tuesday 31 March 2015 - Qatar Airways Airbus A330-202 A7-ACJ is an early morning departure

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-202 A7-ACJ was an early morning departure when it positioned
out to Manchester after diverting to BHX on Monday evening due to strong winds

Wednesday 18 March 2015 - TAG Boeing 757-2K2 G-TCSX departs wearing "Four Seasons" titles

TAG Aviation Boeing 757-2K2 G-TCSX was an afternoon departure to Zurich the first time it has flown since
it arrived for attention by Monarch back on Wednesday 27 August 2014 - it currently wears "Four Seasons"
titles and insignia - the luxury hotel and resorts company who will be chartering the aircraft Photo: Mike Hollick

Friday 13 March 2015 - Royal Flying Doctor Service Super King Air VH-FDN arrives on delivery flight

Royal Flying Doctor Service (of Australia) Beech Super King Air VH-FDN was a lunchtime arrival
from Reykjavik on its delivery flight to Australia parking up to night stop on the Elmdon apron
- it is planned to continue onto Athens on Saturday morning Photo: Mike Hollick

Monday 9 March 2015 - Star Air Boeing 767-204ERF OY-SRH flying for UPS is an early morning visitor

Star Air Boeing 767-204ERF OY-SRH flying on behalf of UPS and now in their new colour scheme was
an early morning visitor to the Elmdon apron routing from Cologne to Belfast International via BHX
due to the overnight closure of the runway at East Midlands for maintenance Photo: Mike Hollick

Westair Gulfstream 650 EI-JSK was a morning arrival from Dublin as visitors started to arrive for the
"Cheltenham Festival" - this aircraft has replaced Gulfstream 550 EI-GDL while....

Netjets Global 6000 CS-GLB was an afternoon arrival from Dublin before positioning out to Farnborough

Air X Charter Boeing 737-505 9H-OME which had arrived back from Arvidsjaur, Sweden, on Friday
afternoon was an early morning departure to Bournemouth Photos: Mike Hollick

Hainan Airlines to operate an expanded programme of charter flights from Beijing to Birmingham in 2015

Hainan Airlines will be operating and expanded programme of Boeing 767-300
charter flights from Beijing to Birmingham Airport this summer following the
success of the short series on flights operated in July and August 2014
  
The joint initiative between Birmingham Airport, Hainan Airlines and Caissa Travel
Management - both members of the HNA Group -  continues to demonstrate the
enormous demand for more flights between the two countries

The UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP,
today Tuesday 3 March 2015 welcomed news that Birmingham Airport will host
a programme of charter flights from Beijing this summer, carrying almost four 
thousand Chinese tourists into the UK on package tours and contributing
£19 million to the regional economy

The Secretary of State was speaking at a special event hosted by Birmingham
Airport and Visit Britain at The GREAT Festival in Shanghai.  The event was also
attended by President Chen Xiaobing of Caissa Touristic and Vice President
Hou Wei of Hainan Airlines as well as senior representatives from Birmingham’s
business community, media and HNA Group

The GREAT Festival in Shanghai is being led by the Duke of Cambridge Prince
William, Trade Minister Lord Livingston and the Culture Secretary

Hainan Airlines will operate twice weekly flights on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft,
with 233 seats – 34 in the business cabin and 199 in economy. The flights will
operate from Beijing to Birmingham each Friday and Monday, starting on
Friday 3rd July 2015 and ending on the Monday 31st August 2015

Birmingham Airport also unveiled its new Chinese branding – "Birmingham  Airport,
Shakespeare’s Airport" at the event. It will be used in China to promote Birmingham
as a gateway into the region which is home to many great places of interest to
Chinese visitors, such as Stratford upon Avon, the home of Shakespeare
  
Direct flights to China from Birmingham have been made possible thanks to an 
investment by Birmingham Airport to extend its runway to enable longer haul 
flights. The development was opened in April 2014 by the Prime Minister and 
was inaugurated by the first Birmingham-Beijing charter service operated by
China Southern Airlines in July 2014
  

Hainan Airlines Summer 2015 schedule to Birmingham Airport

Flights arrive from Beijing at 0800 and depart at 0930 on
Monday and Friday between 3 July and 31 August 2015

Flight will be operated by a 233 seat Boeing 767-300

All times local - Schedule/timings subject to change




Tuesday 3 March 2015

Thursday 26 February 2015 - DHL Air Boeing 767-3JHF G-DHLE departs after attention by Monarch

DHL Air Boeing 767-3JHF G-DHLE was a lunchtime departure to East Midlands after attention
by Monarch Aircraft Engineering starting up on Taxiway Lima.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... the aircraft had been pushed out of the Monarch hangar and towed Lima One

.... then taxying around the airport and along Taxiway Sierra

.... to depart off Runway 33 for a one hour air test before continuing onto East Midlands

easyJet Airbus A320-214 G-EZUD operated their flight to Geneva - its first visit to BHX

KLM cityhopper Fokker 70 PH-KZU which is in their new style colour scheme
operated their lunchtime service to Amsterdam

Icelandair Boeing 757-223 TF-ISK operated their flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik

Challenger 300 OE-HDU was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron Photo: Mike Hollick

Multiflight Eurocopter Squirrel 2 G-WENA was a morning visitor while....

.... Army Air Corps Eurocopter Dauphin 2 ZJ780 was an evening visitor Photos: Mike Hollick

Tuesday 17 February 2015 - easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZDE now flying in their new colour scheme

easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZDE operated their lunchtime flight from Geneva.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... the first aircraft wearing the new easyJet colour scheme to visit BHX Photo: Ron Kosys

.... the aircraft was soon on its way back to Geneva Photo: Brett Allen

Turkish Airlines "Sharklet" Airbus A321-231 TC-JSL operated their afternoon service to Istanbul Photo: Brett Allen

KLM Boeing 737-8K2 PH-BXV operated their morning service to Amsterdam

Bright Flight Antonov 26B LZ-FLL was an early morning arrival from Liege parking up to night stop Photo: Mike Hollick

2-MIKE Rockwell Commander 114B - a Guernsey registered aircraft - and....

Gallagher Eurocopter Squirrel II G-CHER where day stopping visitors to the Elmdon apron Photos: Mike Hollick

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