Tuesday 31 March 2009 - Turkish Airbus A321 TC-JMI makes its first visit to BHX

Turkish Airbus A321 TC-JMI operated their service to Istanbul
- its first visit and the second of a TK 321 to BHX. It was originally
destined for Kingfisher as VT-KRB and wears a non standard
colour scheme. Turkish will be using 321's to BHX on a regular
basis over the Easter holiday - for more information see -
Recently delivered Aer Lingus Airbus A320 EI-EDP operated
their lunchtime service from Dublin - another first visit!
Army Air Corps Islander AL1 ZG844 was a visitor to the Elmdon apron

Monday 30 March 2009 - KLM Boeing 737 PH-BXT operates flight to Amsterdam

KLM Boeing 737-900 PH-BXT operated their mid morning
service to Amsterdam
RAF C17 ZZ171 operated a medivac flight before departing
off Runway 33 to Brize Norton
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DCS wears additional "Costa Brava" titles
bmi regional Embraer 135 G-RJXL operated the early morning
rotation of their new service from Aberdeen

Sunday 29 March 2009 - SAS Canadair CRJ 900 makes first daylight visit to BHX

SAS Canadair CRJ 900 OY-KFB operated their morning service from
Copenhagen - the first daylight visit to BHX of a SAS CR9 which will
operate both their daily services for the summer - for schedules see -
bmi regional Embraer 145 G-RJXD operated the inaugural flight
of their new three times daily service from Aberdeen a route
they have taken over from bmibaby
Brussels Airbus A319 OO-SSM operated their afternoon service from
Brussels - another type that will be a regular visitor for the summer
Sun Air Dornier 328JET OY-NCL operated the return charter
from Ostersund, Sweden, before positioning out to Luton

bmi regional begins flights to Aberdeen

bmi regional has launched a new route between Aberdeen and
Birmingham today, Sunday 29 March 2009. The full-service
airline has begun its three times daily service with prices
from just £37.00 one way
The new schedule offered by bmi will give business and leisure
travellers maximum flexibility and choice with a number of day
return options
Peter Kenworthy, commercial director of bmi Regional said:
"We are delighted that bmi Regional began its three times
dailyservice on the new route from Aberdeen to Birmingham.
Having just been confirmed for the fourth successive year as
the UK’s most punctual airline, bmi regional provides business
and leisure travellers alike with a fantastic level of service and
added benefits ensuring a hassle-free and rewarding journey
for all of our customers"
Joe Kelly, Deputy CEO of Birmingham International Airport
said: "It is fantastic to see bmi regional return to Birmingham
International Airport and we are delighted that they are
operating the Aberdeen route. Extra capacity on this busy
route means even more choice and convenience
for our passengers"
bmi Regional was the most punctual airline operating from
UK airports in 2008 - the fourth successive year the airline
has achieved pole position – and now offers paperless boarding
on services from Birmingham for a faster and more convenient
service. This service allows passengers to check in online up
to 24 hours in advance,choose their seat and have their
boarding pass delivered electronically to their mobile phone
or PDA as an MMS, avoiding check in queues and saving
valuable travel time. Unlike paperless boarding with other
airlines, which requires passengers to print their electronic
barcode upon arrival at the airport, bmi passengers are
able to scan the barcode directly from their mobile phone or
PDA. As part of the airline’s commitment to offering the best
value for money for travellers, bmi’s regional, short haul and
European departures no longer include fuel surcharges
Bookings can be made now at www.flybmi.com
or by calling 0870 60 70 555
Sunday 29 March 2009

New twice weekly Larnaca, Cyprus, service by Monarch from Birmingham

Award winning low fares airline Monarch is strengthening its network
from Birmingham with a new route to Cyprus taking to the skies
From 29th March 2009, two flights a week will operate to Larnaca ,
Cyprus, bringing the total number of destinations served by the
airline from its Midlands base to 11
Commenting on the launch of the new service, managing director of
Monarch flights and holidays, Liz Savage said, "We are delighted to
be expanding our network from Birmingham to include the Eastern
Mediterranean with the launch of services to Cyprus. There has
been huge demand from our Midlands based customers for scheduled
flights to Cyprus since we began services from London in 2007, and
the launch of these new flights from Birmingham now gives customers
a greater choice of direct flights and low fares. We have been
overwhelmed with how well this new service has been received with
over 10,000 advanced bookings already taken and the first flight
almost fully booked"
"Monarch’s onboard service is also perfectly placed for the four and
a half hour flight time, with extra legroom seating, in-flight
entertainment – including full length feature films and the provision
of hot and cold food all available"
Flights to Cyprus operate each Wednesday and Sunday with fares
starting from just £78.99 one-way (£140.50 return), including all
taxes and web booking discount
Monarch operates scheduled flights from Birmingham to eleven
destinations throughout Spain, the Canary and Balearic Islands,
Portugal and Cyprus. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch
also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals onboard with
prices from £3.00
Passengers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid the queues
at the airport and take advantage of online check-in which is
available between seven days and 4.5 hours prior to departure
For further information or to book Monarch flights,
Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please
visit http://www.monarch.co.uk/

Sunday 29 March 2009

Saturday 28 March 2009 - Monarch operate final Airbus A320 flight of the winter season

Monarch Airbus A320 G-OZBK operated their afternoon service
to Alicante - their final A320 service from BHX for the winter
before becoming an all A321 base for the summer
Twinjet Airbus A319CJ G-NMAK departed to Paris le Bourget
Titan Boeing 737-300 G-ZAPZ operated their
weekly ski IT flight from Chambery

Friday 27 March 2009 - Ryanair Boeing 737 EI-EBP makes its first visit to BHX

Recently delivered Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-EBP operated
their afternoon service from Dublin - its first visit to BHX
Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 D-ABAS operated their final weekly
service from Münster Osnabrück....
.... while Atlantic Airways BAe 146-200 OY-RCW operated their
final Copenhagen service flown on behalf SAS - details of all the
schedule changes for the summer, interesting movements due
and the latest BHX airline and routes news can now be found at -
Robin DR-400 Regent G-BGWC was a visitor to the Elmdon apron

Thursday 26 March 2009 - London Executive Legacy G-RRAZ visits the Elmdon apron

London Executive Legacy G-RRAZ positioned in to take American
heavy metal band "Metallica" to Glasgow for the next concert of
their European tour....

.... while Gulfstream 5 N51MF which had brought them from
Oakland, California, on Tuesday positioned out to Luton
NetJets Hawker 800XP was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron
Sun Air Dornier 328JET OY-NCL positioned in from Billund
to operate a charter to Ostersund, Sweden. The aircraft is in
British Airways colours with whom they operate scheduled
services under a franchise agreement
Atlantic Airways Avro RJ85 OY-RCE operated the morning
SAS service to Copenhagen

Tuesday 24 March 2009 - ExecuJet Learjet 45 OY-LJJ visits the Elmdon apron

ExecuJet Scandinavia Lear Jet 45 OY-LJJ was a morning arrival
on the Elmdon apron - the aircraft is still in Lear Jet house colours
For the second week running Air Slovakia Boeing 737-300 OM-ASF
operated their return service from Bratislava (and Amritsar) - the
aircraft wears the titles and tail insignia of Nigerian airline Bellview
Aer Lingus Airbus A321 EI-CPC operated their early morning
service from/to Dublin in place of the usual Airbus A320
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-DLN wears additional "Bye Bye Baby" titles
Citation Sovereign OE-GMM was afternoon arrival on the Elmdon apron

Monday 23 March 2009 - Aer Lingus Airbus A320 EI-EDS makes its first visit to BHX

Recently delivered Aer Lingus Airbus A320 EI-EDS operated
their early morning service from Dublin its first visit to BHX
Continental Boeing 757 N14107 operated their service to Newark
Dauphin EI-GJL was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron....
.... where Jet Options Legacy 600 G-IRSH remains impounded
by the Airport Company for non payment of landing fees

Sunday 22 March 2009 easyJet Airus A319 G-EZDX operates their service to Grenoble

easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZDX operated their service
to Grenoble - as with other recently delivered aircraft it does
not wear "Come on, let's fly!" titles on the forward fuselage

Friday 20 March 2009 - RAF C17 ZZ176 visits on a medivac flight

RAF C17 ZZ176 operated a medivac flight before departing
off Runway 15 to Brize Norton
RAF BAe 125 CC3 ZE396 was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron
Turkish Airbus A320 TC-JPT operated their service to Istanbul
Air Berlin Boeing 737-800 D-ABAQ operated their weekly
service to Munster-Osnabruck
flybe Embraer 145 G-EMBI is currently operating in an all white
scheme without titles - flybe end Embraer 145 ops from BHX in April
Jet Options Legacy 600 G-IRSH has been impounded on the Elmdon
apron by the Airport Company for non payment of landing fees

Thursday 19 March 2009 - Scottish Ambulance Service King Air G-SASC visits

Gama Super King Air G-SASC which is operated on behalf of the
Scottish Ambulance Service was a visitor to the Elmdon apron

Monarch Airbus A320 G-OZBK operated their service from Faro
Super King Air G-WATJ was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron
Challenger N604GR was an evening arrival before departing to the US

Wednesday 18 March 2009 - Super King Air D-CLOG visits the Elmdon apron

Super King Air D-CLOG was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron
Eurojet Citation Sovereign G-SVGN - which is normally based
at Belfast International - arrived on Sunday evening on only its
second visit to BHX and remained parked on the Elmdon apron....
.... together with Eurojet Citation Bravo G-FCDB


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