Tuesday 27 May 2008 - Sky Wings MD 83 SX-BTF flying for Viking

Sky Wings MD 83 SX-BTF operated the Viking Airlines IT flight
to Heraklion - the aircraft is all white with a small SkyWings
insignia on the tail

Monday 26 May 2008 - Jet2 Boeing 737 G-CELO flying for bmibaby to Malaga

Jet2 Boeing 737-33AQC G-CELO operated a subcharter for
bmibaby to/from Malaga before positioning back to Edinburgh
.
Air Slovakia used "new" Boeing 737-306 OM-ASD on their
service from Bratislava. The aircraft is ex PH-BDG of KLM

Sunday 25 May 2008 - Air Bee MD 82 I-DAVA makes its first visit to BHX

Air Bee MD 82 I-DAVA operated the first of a weekly series of
IT flights to Naples. The aircraft wears large Itali Airlines titles on
the forward fuselage under whose airline code the flight operated
.


Corsairfly Boeing 747-400 F-HLOV positioned in from
Paris Orly to operate a charter flight to Lourdes
.
bmi regional Embraer 145 G-RJXM operated a charter flight
from Olbia before positioning out to Heathrow

Saturday 24 May 2008 - Markoss Canadair CRJ200 G-MKSA visits the Elmdon apron

Markoss Canadair RJ200 G-MKSA operated the return charter
flight from Ibiza, parking on the Elmdon apron, before positioning
to Biggen Hill
.
Agusta Westland AW139 M-ERIT visited the Elmdon apron
to refuel while on its way to Cardiff Heliport operating a flight
for the Heineken Cup Rugby final in Cardiff
.
Austrian Arrows Canadair RJ 200 OE-LCQ operated their
first IT flight of the season to Innsbruck
.
Blue Line MD83 F-GMLI poitioned in from Paris CDG to
operate a charter flight to Lourdes....
.
.... to be followed out by MD 83 F-GMLX, a recent addition to
the Blue Line fleet, which had positioned in from Bristol on Friday

Friday 23 May 2008 - Iberworld Airbus A320 EC-KEN in Go Air (of India) scheme

Iberworld Airbus A320 EC-KEN positioned in from Edinburgh to
operate an IT flight to Tenerife. The aircraft still wears the basic
colour scheme of Go Air (of India)
.
Spanair MD 83 EC-HNC operated the first service of a
new weekly IT flight to Ibiza

Thursday 22 May 2008 - Eurowings BAe 146 D-AEWP operates Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt

Eurowings BAe 146-300 D-AEWP operated the morning
Lufthansa service from Frankfurt
.
Challenger 300 D-BUBI - which had arrived on Wednesday
evening - spent the day parked on the Elmdon apron
.
As part of the preparations for Ryanair's move into Terminal 2
in early June a full trial run took place with their lunchtime flight
FR666/667 from/to Dublin operating from Terminal 2
.
The flight was operated by Boeing 737-8AS EI-CTA

flybe/Loganair launch new service to Dundee

Scott Grier Chairman of Loganair, Peter Vella of Birmingham Airport,
Dundee West MSP Joe FitzPatrick and Scotland’s Transport Minister
Stewart Stevenson welcome the first flight on its arrival at Dundee
Loganair, Scotland’s airline, celebrated a Dundee home-coming
on Wednesday 21 May 2008 with the first aircraft leaving on
a new service to Birmingham

Scotland’s longest serving airline is launching two new routes
from Dundee Airport today, marking a return to the city where
Loganair started its first scheduled air services 45 years ago

Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson joined Loganair Chairman
Scott Grier at the airport to welcome passengers off the first
inbound flight from Birmingham at 10.30am and watch the
departure of the inaugural outbound flight to Belfast at 11.00am
.
Under a new franchise agreement with Flybe, Loganair has
created a new base at Dundee Airport and now operates each
weekday three return services between Dundee and Birmingham
and one return service to Belfast City with a flight to both
destinations every Sunday using a Saab 340 aircraft
.
FLYBE/LOGANAIR SCHEDULE TO DUNDEE
- from Wednesday 21 May 2008
.
0825/0855 BE8970/8971 SF3 from/to Dundee
- operates Monday to Friday
1525/1555 BE8974/8975 SF3 from/to Dundee
- operates Monday to Friday
1935/2005 BE8976/8977 SF3 from/to Dundee
- operates Monday to Friday + Sunday
.
Thursday 22 May 2008

Wednesday 21 May 2008 - Loganair operate inaugural flybe service to Dundee

flybe commenced their new three time daily service from Dundee
with Loganair Saab 340 G-LGNN operating the inaugural flight
. .
More photos later!

Monday 19 May 2008 - KTHY Boeing 737 TC-MSO operates their first flight of the season

KTHY Boeing 737-800 TC-MSO operated the first service
of their weekly schedule to Dalaman and Ercan, in
Northern Cyprus, for the summer season

Sunday 18 May 2008 - AMC Airlines Boeing 737 SU-BPZ makes its first visit to BHX

AMC Airlines Boeing 737-800 SU-BPZ operated the second
service - and the first in daylight! - of their new weekly
IT flight to Sharm el Sheikh- its first visit to BHX
.
PIA Boeing 777-200 AP-BHX operated their service from Islambad
- the aircraft wears the "Quetta - Nature's Orchard" tail colour scheme
.
Norwegian Boeing 737-300 LN-KKS - which wears a special Unicef
colour scheme was an early morning arrival into BHX

Saturday 17 May 2008 - Balkan Holidays Airbus A320 LZ-BHD operates first flight of the season

Balkan Holidays Airbus A320-212 LZ-BHD operated their first
IT flight of the summer season to Bourgas and Varna

Friday 16 May 2008 - Swiss Airbus A321 HB-IOD operates lunchtime service to Zurich

Swiss Airbus A321-111 HB-IOD operated their lunchtime service
from Zurich after Helvetic Fokker 100 HB-JVG - in the background -
went tech at BHX
.
The aircraft wears additional "Airline for all fans" titles in preparation for Euro 2008
.

Wednesday 14 May 2008 - Croatia Airbus A320 9A-CTM flying in "Star Alliance" colours

Croatia Airbus A320 9A-CTM positioned in from Cardiff to operate
an IT flight to Split. The aircraft is in the "Star Alliance" scheme

Tuesday 13 May 2008 - Air Baltic Boeing 737 YL-BBF flying for SAS

Air Baltic Boeing 737-500 YL-BBF operated the
evening SAS service from Copenhagen
.
City Airline Embraer 135 SE-RAB operated their
evening service from Gothenburg
.
KLM cityhopper Fokker 100 PH-OFA operated the
evening service from Amsterdam
.
Titan Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPZ operated the return charter
flight from Fez, Morroco, in place of the previously planned
Cimber Canadair CRJ 200

Saturday 10 May 2008 - bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCI flying for bmibaby

bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCI remained based operating
the bmibaby flight to/from Murcia
.
Lufthansa Canadair RJ200 D-ACLZ operated their service
from/to Hamburg

Friday 9 May 2008 - Jet2 Boeing 757 G-LSAH flying for Thomas Cook to Mahon

Jet2 Boeing 757-200 G-LSAH positioned in from Manchester
to operate Thomas Cook flights "TCX235K/L" to/from Mahon
before returning to Manchester in the evening
. .
bmi Airbus A319 G-DBCI positioned in from Heathrow during
the afternoon to operate the bmibaby flight to/from Lisbon
.
Emirates Boeing 777-200ER A6-EMD operated their lunchtime
flight from Dubai in place of the usual 777-300ER
.
Cessna Citation 750 N15RL was an afternoon visitor to
the Elmdon apron

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