Sunday 27 April 2008 - Heineken Cup semi final played at Rioch Stadium, Coventry

The second semi final of the Heineken Cup between Saracens
and Munster resulted in a "fly in" of Irish rugby fans....
.
....Thomas Cook Boeing 767-300 G-DAJC arrived from Shannon and
spent the day parked up on the 80's stands....
. .... while Monarch Airbus A330-200 G-SMAN arrived from Cork

and then positioned out to Gatwick
.

Titan BAe 146 G-ZAPN arrived from Shannon and parked up for the day on Terminal 2
.
Ryanair operated a number of extra flights - Boeing 737-8AS EI-CSZ
which wears "Arrivederci Alitalia!" titles operated an early
morning rotation from Shannon
. Monarch Airbus A300-600R G-OJMR positioned in late on Saturday

night and parked up on the 80's stands before operating the return

charter flight to Cork

Saturday 26 April 2008

Adria Canadair CRJ200 S5-AAJ operated a charter flight to Jerez,


in Spain, in connection with the launch of the new Ford Kuga the


name of which was on its nose


. .
Malmo Aviation Avro RJ 100 SE-DSY operated a charter


flight from Hahn and parked up on Terminal 2
.
Thomsonfly Boeing 737-800 G-CDZI operated a charter flight from Cork in


connection with Sunday's "Heineken Cup" semi final between Saracens and


Munster which is being played at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry

Wednesday 23 April 2008 - Danish AT ATR 72 OY-RUB departs back to Billund

Danish Air Transport ATR 72-202 OY-RUB departed
back to Billund in the late afternoon
.
IAI Astra SP D-CABB visited BHX spending the day
parked up on the Elmdon apron

Tuesday 22 April 2008 - Air Comet Airbus A320 EC-KBM diverts to BHX

Air Comet Airbus A320 EC-KBM diverted into BHX due to a
runway closure at Gatwick - after refueling it departed off
Runway 15 back to Gatwick
.Swiss used Contact Air Fokker 100 D-AGPH on their lunchtime

service from Zurich in place of the usual Avro RJ 100 - the aircraft is in Star Alliance colours
.

.
Danish Air Transport ATR 72 OY-RUB operated a charter flight
from Billund with the aircraft parking up on the Elmdon apron
.
Royal Air Force Tristar C2 ZE705 operated a medivac flight
before positioning out to RAF Brize Norton

Friday 18 April 2008 - Loganair Saab 340 G-LGNG takes West Brom to Norwich

Loganair operated a Saab 340 charter flight to Norwich carrying
the West Browich Albion football team for their match on Saturday.
The aircraft G-LGNG - which was in British Airways colours -
positioned in from Glasgow

Thursday 17 April 2008

Boeing BBJ HL7770 of Samsung arrived from Farnborough in
the early afternoon parking on the Elmdon apron until it
returned to Farnborough in the early evening This was the
first Korean registered to visit BHX
.
.
Kenn Borek Twin Otter C-GKBR arrived from Brindisi on its
way back to Canada from the Maldives. After refueling at BHX
it departed to Keflavik but subsequently diverted to Stornoway
.

Wednesday 16 April 2008 - First visit of winglet equiped Boeing 737-900 to BHX

KLM used Boeing 737-900 PH-BXR on their mid morning
service from Amsterdam - this was the first visit of
a winglet equiped Boeing 737-900 to BHX
.
Aeronova Metro EC-JCU diverted from Coventry in the early
hours of Wednesday morning due to fog and spent the day
parked up on the Elmdon apron

Monday 14 April 2008 - Air Baltic Boeing 737 YL-BBF flying for SAS

Air Baltic took over the operation of the evening SAS service from
Copenhagen with Boeing 737-548 YL-BBF operating the first flight
.
Turkmenistan Boeing 757-22K EZ-A014 operated their
evening service from Ashgabat

Sunday 13 April 2008 - baboo Dash 8 HB-JQA receives attention from flybe

flybaboo Dash 8Q-400 HB-JQA - which had arrived on Friday night
for attention by flybe - went for an early morning engine test at the
end of the former Runway 06 before departing back to Geneva at 1015
.
.
Monarch Boeing 757 G-MONE operated an end of season IT flight
from Geneva before positioning out to Innsbruck....
.
.... while Titan Boeing 737-300 G-POWC operated flights to
Murcia and Knock on behalf of bmibaby

Saturday 12 April 2008 - flybe Dash 8 G-JECL named "The George Best"

flybe Dash 8Q-400 G-JECL which is named after footballer
George Best operated the morning service from/to the Isle of Man
.
Atlantic Airways BAe 146-200 OY-RCB operated the
morning SAS service from Copenhagen

Friday 11 April 2008 - Kenn Borek Air Twin otter C-GKBH departs to Iceland

After spending the night on the Elmdon apron Kenn Borek Air
Twin Otter C-GKBH made an early departure for Iceland on the
next stage of its long journey home to Canada from the Maldives
.

Thursday 10 April 2008 - Ken Borek Air Twin Otter C-GKBH arrives from Brindisi

Kenn Borek Air Twin Otter C-GKBH arrived from Brindisi, Italy,
in the early evening to night stop at BHX on its journey home
to Canada from the Maldives
.
Royal Air Force BN Islander CC2A ZF573 visited
the Elmdon apron at lunchtime
.
Norwegian Boeing 737-300 LN-KKA is in their
basic colour scheme without titles

Wednesday 9 April 2008 - Helvetic Fokker 100 HB-JVG now flying in their new colours

Helvetic Fokker 100 HB-JVG - in their new colour scheme -
operated the morning Swiss service from Zurich
.
Lufthansa Airbus A319 D-AILS operated the
morning service from Frankfurt
.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-CSW - which wears additional "Girona"
titles - operated the early morning service from Dublin
.
TAG Aviation Canadair Regional Jet 100SE HB-IDJ which had
arrived on Tuesday evening departed to Geneva

Monday 7 April 2008 - Blue Line MD 83's F-GMLI and F-GMLK visit on charters

Blue Line operated two charter flights from Paris CDG - the first
flight was operated by MD 83 F-GMLI which wears additional
"Livingston Energy Flight" and "Hotelplan" titles....
.
.... with the second flight operated by MD 83 F-GMLK
.

Sunday 6 April 2008 - Snow!! - an overnight snowfall followed by a bright sunny morning!!

Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-CVB operated their
morning Dublin service....
.
.... while Norwegian used Boeing 737-3L9 LN-KKT
on their Warsaw service
.
Augsburg Airways/Lufthansa Regional Dash 8Q-400 D-ADHP
finally departed to Munich as the "LH 9990 "after its extended
stay in the flybe hangar on checks
.

SAS used Atlantic Airways Avro RJ 85 OY-RCE on their service from Copenhagen
.Eurojet's smart new Cessna Sovereign 680 G-CJCC spent the day

parked up on the Elmdon apron after arriving at BHX for the first

time on Saturday evening
. Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 D-ABBX in the first version on their

new colour scheme operated their flight from Paderborn

Sunday 6 April 2008 - Diversions!!

Diversions!! - snow in the South East resulted in
diversions from both Heathrow and Gatwick
British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-CIVI diverted in while
operating the "BA 116" from New York JFK - after taking
on more fuel it continued to Heathrow....
. .... doing its bit to clear the remaining snow from the airfield
.
.
British Airways Airbus A319 G-EUPC diverted in while
operating the "BA 699" from Vienna - after an extended
stay it also continued onto Heathrow

.
First Choice Boeing 767-300 G-DBLA diverted in from Gatwick

while operating the "FCA 071" from Cancun. After offloading the

passengers it positioned out to Manchester
.

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