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

Saturday 30 May 2015 - Honeywell Flight Test Boeing 757-225 N757HW is an evening arrival from Cayenne

Honeywell Flight Test Boeing 757-225 N757HW was an evening arrival from Cayenne, French Guiana
in South America, via Porto in Portugal and parking up to night stop on the Elmdon apron....

.... the aircraft which is used for testing equipment in flight is normally based at Phoenix, Arizona, and was
once a BHX regular when it flew for Airtours as G-JALC - it is expected to be at BHX for about 10 days

Air Nostrum/Iberia Regional Canadair CRJ 900ER EC-JTU was an afternoon visitor bringing in Bordeaux-Begles
team for their European Rugby Champions Cup qualifying match again Gloucester at Worcester Rugby Stadium
on Sunday - the aircraft which wears additional "Vigo # A sea of life" titles then positioned back to Barcelona

Vueling Airbus A320-216 EC-KJD operated their new service to Barcelona - its first visit to BHX

Danish Air Transport MD 83 OY-RUE was a morning departure to Glasgow positioning out
to operate a charter in connection with the "Pro12" Rugby final in Belfast

Denim Fokker 100 PH-MJP operated their weekly IT flight to Innsbruck departing via Taxiway Charlie

American Airlines Boeing 757-223 N175AN operated their flight from New York JFK - its first visit to BHX

Super King Air G-FLYW was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Tuesday 26 May 2015 - Smartlynx Airbus A320-214 YL-LCL flying for Thomas Cook from Dalaman

Smartlynx Airbus A320-214 YL-LCL was an afternoon arrival operating the Thomas Cook flight from Dalaman
- the aircraft is based at BHX under contract to Thomas Cook for the summer 2015 IT season

HondaJet HA-420 N420HE performed a local demonstration flight before departing to Church Fenton

Monday 25 May 2015 - HondaJet HA-420 N420HE makes first visit of type of aircraft to BHX

HondaJet HA-420 N420HE was an evening arrival from Cambridge - the first visit of this type of aircraft to BHX

.... it had been on display at the EBACE aviation show in Geneva and features over the wing mounted engines

.... it was soon towed into the Marshall hangar - it was announced at EBACE that Marshall Aviation Services

.... at Birmingham Airport have been appointed the HondaJet dealer for Northern Europe including Scandinavia

American Airlines Boeing 757-223 N195AN operated their flight to New York JFK - its first visit to BHX....

.... and the first time an aircraft in their original colour scheme has visited since they resumed serving BHX

Swiss Airbus A320-214 HB-IJF operated their morning service to Zurich

Icelandair Boeing 757-256 TF-FIY operated their flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik

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