Ryanair to serve Dusseldorf Weeze/Niederrhein from Birmingham Airport

Ryanair (FR) have announced another new route from
Birmingham Airport this time to Dusseldorf Weeze which will
operate daily except Sunday from Monday 27 October 2008
Weeze started its life as a civil airport as Niederrhein hence
its three letter code "NRN" - before that it was better know
as RAF Laarbruch
Bridget Dowling, Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Manager for the
UK, said:"We’re delighted to announce yet another new route
from our Birmingham base. This new service, which commences
on 27 October 2008, will operate on a daily basis, bringing an
additional 100,000 passengers per annum through the airport"
"Ryanair is committed to delivering the lowest fares guaranteed,
and we’re confident that the new route to Dusseldorf will prove
just assuccessful as our other recently announced routes from
Birmingham to Prague, Szczecin, Katowice, Krakow, Frankfurt
(Hahn), Palma, Alicante, Murcia, Kaunas, Derry & Fuerteventura"
Peter Vella, Business Development Director at Birmingham
International Airport, said: "We are delighted that Ryanair have
added Dusseldorf Weeze to their expanding portfolio. This route
will mean that Ryanair have launched a staggering thirty-two new
routes from Birmingham International Airport, ensuring that there
is more choice for people jetting off from their local airport"
Tuesday 29 July 2008

Birmingham Airport team proves big hit at community event in Sheldon Country Park

Members of Birmingham Airport’s Community and Environment
teams landed at Sheldon Country Parkon Sunday 27th July 2008
to take part in the ever-popular annual fair
With temperatures soaring, the Airport team welcomed
over 400 visitors to their stall, giving local residents the
chance to find out more about the Airport’s community
and environment initiatives, as well as the opportunity
to enter a number of competitions and giveaways
This is the first time the Airport has taken its place at the
event, but with the day judged an overwhelming success,
the team is already laying plans for next year’s fair where
information regarding employment opportunities will be
just one of a number of features available to visitors.
Birmingham Airport’s Community Affairs Manager,
Andy Holding, says, "As an airport we are committed
to reinforcing our strong links with the local community
and events such as the one held at Sheldon Country Park
are integral to this. It’s always great to go out into the
community and find out what concerns or questions
people have, and there is certainly a lot to update them on"
"At the start of June we launched our Community Outreach
programme which sees members of the Community and
Environment teams visit various locations near to the Airport
to speak to local residents. These open sessions have already
proved popular with people wishing to find out more about
what is going on at the Airport and how they can get involved
with the various other community initiatives we have going on"
For more information on Birmingham Airport’s Community and
Environment work and the venues and dates for forthcoming
Community Outreach sessions visit:
Tuesday 29 July 2008

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Saturday 26 July 2008 - Onur Air Airbus A321 TC-OAN operates IT flight to Bodrum

Onur Air Airbus A321 TC-OAN operated an IT flight to Bodrum
flybe Embraer 195 G-FBEG operated flight "BE 7003"
to Aberdeen in place of the usual Dash 8Q-400

Friday 25 July 2008 - RAF VC 10 XR807 visits on a trooping flight from Hannover

RAF VC-10 C1K XR807 operated a trooping flight from
Hannover parking on the terminal 80's stands before
positioning back to Brize Norton

Brazilian Falcon 900EX PR-FRU was an exotic visitor
spending most of the day parked on the Elmdon apron
Air Europa Boeing 767-300 EC-JJJ operated the cancelled
Koral Blue flight to Hurghada, Egypt, operating under
Thomas Cook flight numbers
Sun Air Dornier 328 OY-NCE operated a charter flight bring
in the Odense football team for their Intertoto Cup match
against Aston Villa on Saturday
Balkan Holiday Airbus 320 LZ-BHB positioned in from
Glasgow to commence an additional weekly IT flight to
Bourgas that now operates until the end of September

Turkish Airlines to launch 5 times weekly service to Istanbul from Birmingham Airport

Turkish Airlines (TK) will be launching a 5 times weekly
Istanbul to Birmingham service on Monday 15 December 2008
- please see below for the schedule
The service will operate using a mix of Airbus A320's and
Boeing 737-800's with flights timed to connect into Turkish's
"hub" at Istanbul which offers onward connections to Middle
Eastern and Asian destinations - including India
1020/1120 TK1967/1968 320/738 from/to Istanbul
- operates on Monday and Thursday
1220/1320 TK1969/1970 320/738 from/to Istanbul
- operates on Tuesday/Friday/Sunday
.Thursday 24 July 2008

Monday 21 July 2008 - Air Malta Airbus A319 9H-AEJ operates their service from Malta

Air Malta Airbus A319 9H-AEJ operated their scheduled
service from Malta
Loganair used Saab 340 G-LGNK in place of the regular aircraft
- G-LGNN - on their services to Dundee. The aircraft is in basic
flybe colours with small Loganair titles
New Eurowings Canadair RJ 100 D-ACRR operated the evening
Lufthansa service from Dusseldorf - the aircraft was previously
with Lufthansa Cityline as D-ACJA
Monarch Boeing 757 G-MONC operated their weekly
IT flight from Bourgas

Saturday 19 July 2008 - Seeing double! - PIA Boeing 777's AP-BGJ and AP-BGY at BHX

Seeing double! - PIA Boeing 777-200LR AP-BGY arrives from
Islamabad and passes Boeing 777-200ER AP-BGJ which remains
parked up on stand 86C after being damaged on Thursday night

Visitors to the Elmdon apron included Challenger VP-CFT....
.... and Cessna 510 Mustang G-NGEL

Ryanair to serve Szczecin, Poland, from BHX

Ryanair (FR) have announced another new route from
Birmingham Airport this time to Szczecin in Poland - a twice
weekly service will start on Tuesday 28 October 2008
Announcing the new route, Ryanair's Bridget Dowling said:
"We’re delighted to announce yet another new route from
Birmingham. The new service to Szczecin, the capital of
Pomerania, will commence on 28 October 2008. With
6 Polish routes operating from Birmingham, passengers
in the West Midlands are now spoilt for choice. Why not
visit Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Rzeszow, Katowice, Krakow
or Szczecin availing of Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest
fares, no fuel surcharges and no.1 customer service"
Friday 18 July 2008

Thursday 17 July 2008 - flybe Dash 8 G-ECOD arrives after delivery flight from Canada

flybe Dash 8Q-400 G-ECOD arrived from Reykjavik at lunchtime
as the "BE 040" at the end of its delivery flight from Canada and
was soon inside the flybe hangar
Recently delivered Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign G-SVGN of
Eurojet made its first visit to BHX when it arrived on Wednesday
evening - the aircraft remained parked on the Elmdon apron is
normally based at Belfast International

Norwegian to drop Birmingham - Warsaw

Norwegian (DY) will be ceasing their three times
weekly Boeing 737-300 service between Birmingham
and Warsaw on Sunday 31 August 2008
bmibaby (WW) commenced a three times weekly
service to Warsaw from Birmingham on 27 May 2008
Thursday 17 July 2008

Belavia to operate "Children of Chernobyl" charter from Minsk on Sunday 20 July 2008

Belavia (BRU) will be operating the annual charter flight on
behalf of the "Children of Chernobyl" charity from Minsk this
coming Sunday afternoon, 20 July 2008....
.... for the first time the flight will be operated by a
Boeing 737-500 rather than a Tupolev 154M - the return flight
is four weeks later and the dates/timings are set out below -
1705/1805 BRU8457 735 from Minsk/to Shannon
- inbound charter - Belavia
1705/1805 BRU8457/8458 735 from/to Minsk
- return flight - Belavia
Thursday 17 July 2008

Wednesday 16 July 2008 - Adria Canadair CRJ200 S5-AAG flying in "Star Alliance" colours

Adria Canadair RJ 200 S5-AAG operated their weekly service to
Ljubljana - the aircraft is in Star Alliance colours
RAF C 17 ZZ171 arrived on a medivac flight before positioning
back to Brize Norton
Gulfstream 5 VP-BKZ was also an early morning visitor

easyJet launch winter 2008 programme from Birmingham Airport

All Geneva flights will be operated by easyJet Swiss Airbus A319's
easyJet (EZS/EZY) have launched their winter 2008
programme from Birmingham Airport - highlights -
+ Geneva to operate 3 times weekly until start of ski season
+ Ski season will see double daily flights to Geneva on four
days a week - Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday -
with single rotation on other days
+ Grenoble returns as a twice weekly operation
from Saturday 13 December 2008
easyJet 2008/09 schedule from BHX -
Geneva - until Saturday 13 December 2008 -
1055/1125 EZS1495/1496 from/to Geneva
- operates on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Geneva - from Monday 15 December 2008 -
0750/0820 EZS1491/1492 from/to Geneva
- operates on Sunday
1025/1055 EZS1495/1496 from/to Geneva
- operates on Saturday
1055/1125 EZS1495/1496 from to Geneva
- operates Monday to Friday
1500/1530 EZS1497/1498 from/to Geneva
- operates on Sunday
1550/1620 EZS1495/1496 from/to Geneva
- operates on Monday and Friday
1825/1855 EZS1497/1498 from/to Geneva
- operates on Saturday
Grenoble - from Saturday 13 December 2008 -
1755/1825 EZY8504/8505 from/to Grenoble
- operates on Saturday
1110/1140 EZY8502/8503 from/to Grenoble
- operates on Sunday
Wednesday 16 July 2008

SkyEurope to drop Birmingham to Bratislava

SkyEurope (NE) will be ceasing their four times
weekly Boeing 737-700 service between Birmingham
and Bratislava on Sunday 28 September 2008
Ryanair (FR) commenced a three weekly service to
Bratislava on 1 July 2008 when their second based
aircraft commenced operations from Birmingham
Wednesday 16 July 2008

June 2008 passenger figures

Ryanair moved to Terminal 2 and opened their BHX base during the month
Birmingham International Airport handled 936,868 passengers
during June 2008, an increase of 2.8% over the previous year
Joe Kelly, Acting Managing Director of Birmingham International
Airport, said, "June has seen a healthy increase in the number of
passengers passing through the two terminals, compared to the same
time last month and this again represents good news for the Airport.
During June we have seen nine new routes launched, offering greater
choice and variety for passengers travelling from their local airport"
In June, growth was achieved on Non EU routes of 8.5% and EU
of 9.8%. The Irish Republic saw an increase of 13.1%
Scheduled routes that experienced growth in June include:
Billund (+217%), Ercan (+116.3%), Geneva (+100%),
Inverness (+78.7%), Marseilles (+65.3%), Larnaca (+55.5%),
Krakow (+48.9%), Hamburg (+45.7%), Malta (+36.8%),
Warsaw (+32.5%), Dusseldorf (+21.9%), Lisbon (+13.1%),
Waterford (+12.3%), Alicante (+12.2%), Amsterdam (+11.3%),
Faro (+9.5%), Dubai (+9.1%), Stuttgart (+6.7%),
Aberdeen (+4.2%), Palma (+2.7%) and Prague (+2.6%)
Charter traffic which experienced growth were
Egypt (+87.6%), Madeira (+39.2%), Morocco (+38.5%),
Mexico (+8.4%) and Turkey (+7.3%)
Scheduled traffic accounted for 68.4% of the total passenger traffic
in June whilst charter passengers made up the remaining 31.6%
Monday 14 July 2008

Saturday 12 July 2008 - Citation EI-XLS visits the Elmdon apron

Citation Excel EI-XLS was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron
- the aircraft still wears the titles of Sundt Air its previous operator

Thursday 10 July 2008 - Euro Atlantic Boeing 767 CS-TLQ flying for Thomas Cook

Euro Atlantic Boeing 767-3Y0ER CS-TLQ was an early morning
arrival operating the delayed return Thomas Cook IT flight
from Larnaca before positioning back to Lisbon
Brit Air used Hex Air Embraer 145 F-HBPE on the morning
Air France service from/to Lyon
Cirrus Legacy D-ARTN was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron

Birmingham Airport's 70th anniversary preparations take off in style

Birmingham Airport’s PR Manager, Justine Hunt (front centre), with
former Airport employees including retired MD Brian Summers
Local residents joined Birmingham Airport staff, past and present,
for a step back in time on Wednesday morning, 9th July 2008, as
preparations for the Airport’s 70th anniversary took off in style
The coffee morning event, held at Marston Green Village Hall,
saw members of the local community and former employees
share their memories of the Airport’s eventful history. Among
the stories were tales from the official opening in 1939, as well
as recollections of the Airport’s original site at Elmdon
More than 80 people attended the event and a number of the
treasured memories are now due to be featured in a forthcoming
written history of the Airport, which will be produced to coincide
with the 70th anniversary celebrations next year
Birmingham Airport’s Head of Corporate and Community Affairs,
John Morris, said, "As we start to prepare for the Airport’s 70th
anniversary next year we were eager to hold a community event
where local residents could share their stories and memories. We
were delighted to see so many people brave the weather and come
out to see us and I’m sure the result will be a history that provides
an intriguing insight into the Airport down the years"
A busy day at the original Elmdon terminal
Thursday 10 July 2008


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