Overnight snow closed the airport trapping a number of aircraft at
BHX including the PIA 777 and resulting in many diversion away
to other airports including the Thursday evening Emirates 777
which positioned back to operate its delayed flight to Dubai
Swiss Airbus A320-214 HB-IJJ operated their morning service to
Zurich in place of the usual Helvetic Fokker 100 to help clear the backlog of delayed passengers....
.... while Aer Arran ATR 72-201 EI-REI was another aircraft that
had been trapped at the airport overnight .
It was not only BHX that was suffering from the weather -
City Airline Embraer 145LR SE-RAC diverted in due to poor
visibility at Manchester .
Royal Danish Air Force Hercules C-130J B-583 was a morning arrival
to collect patients off the RAF Tristar medevac flight.... .
.... departing back to Copenhagen.... . .... while RAF Tristar C2 ZE706 continued onto Brize Norton . Atlantic Airlines Lockheed Electra G-LOFC remained parked on Taxiway Lima undergoing further maintenance