Diversions!! - a packed apron including two BA Boeing 747's,
a Boeing 777, a First Choice Boeing 767 and a Thomsonfly
Boeing 767-300 had all diverted to BHX due to bad
weather at Heathrow and Gatwick.
British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVE arrived as the "BA 028"
from Hong Kong while the aircraft behind it - G-CIVU - arrived
as the "BA 054" from Johannesburg .
British Airways Airbus A320 G-EUUJ was operating flight
"BA 881" from Moscow to Heathrow when it diverted to BHX
while the Avro RJ 100 behind - G-BZAX - was operating flight
"BA 8731" from Frankfurt to London City . First Choice Boeing 767-300 G-OOBM was operating flight "FCA 085" from Porlamar to Gatwick to where it positioned back mid morning . Challenger VP-CKR was a Luton Diversion . The day also saw the start of the Irish invasion for the "Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival" with Aer Lingus operating a number of additional flights/upgrades - Airbus A321 EI-CPF operated the mid morning service from Dublin