Tuesday 31 March 2015 - Qatar Airways Airbus A330-202 A7-ACJ is an early morning departure

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-202 A7-ACJ was an early morning departure when it positioned
out to Manchester after diverting to BHX on Monday evening due to strong winds

Wednesday 18 March 2015 - TAG Boeing 757-2K2 G-TCSX departs wearing "Four Seasons" titles

TAG Aviation Boeing 757-2K2 G-TCSX was an afternoon departure to Zurich the first time it has flown since
it arrived for attention by Monarch back on Wednesday 27 August 2014 - it currently wears "Four Seasons"
titles and insignia - the luxury hotel and resorts company who will be chartering the aircraft Photo: Mike Hollick

Friday 13 March 2015 - Royal Flying Doctor Service Super King Air VH-FDN arrives on delivery flight

Royal Flying Doctor Service (of Australia) Beech Super King Air VH-FDN was a lunchtime arrival
from Reykjavik on its delivery flight to Australia parking up to night stop on the Elmdon apron
- it is planned to continue onto Athens on Saturday morning Photo: Mike Hollick

Monday 9 March 2015 - Star Air Boeing 767-204ERF OY-SRH flying for UPS is an early morning visitor

Star Air Boeing 767-204ERF OY-SRH flying on behalf of UPS and now in their new colour scheme was
an early morning visitor to the Elmdon apron routing from Cologne to Belfast International via BHX
due to the overnight closure of the runway at East Midlands for maintenance Photo: Mike Hollick

Westair Gulfstream 650 EI-JSK was a morning arrival from Dublin as visitors started to arrive for the
"Cheltenham Festival" - this aircraft has replaced Gulfstream 550 EI-GDL while....

Netjets Global 6000 CS-GLB was an afternoon arrival from Dublin before positioning out to Farnborough

Air X Charter Boeing 737-505 9H-OME which had arrived back from Arvidsjaur, Sweden, on Friday
afternoon was an early morning departure to Bournemouth Photos: Mike Hollick

Hainan Airlines to operate an expanded programme of charter flights from Beijing to Birmingham in 2015

Hainan Airlines will be operating and expanded programme of Boeing 767-300
charter flights from Beijing to Birmingham Airport this summer following the
success of the short series on flights operated in July and August 2014
The joint initiative between Birmingham Airport, Hainan Airlines and Caissa Travel
Management - both members of the HNA Group -  continues to demonstrate the
enormous demand for more flights between the two countries

The UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP,
today Tuesday 3 March 2015 welcomed news that Birmingham Airport will host
a programme of charter flights from Beijing this summer, carrying almost four 
thousand Chinese tourists into the UK on package tours and contributing
£19 million to the regional economy

The Secretary of State was speaking at a special event hosted by Birmingham
Airport and Visit Britain at The GREAT Festival in Shanghai.  The event was also
attended by President Chen Xiaobing of Caissa Touristic and Vice President
Hou Wei of Hainan Airlines as well as senior representatives from Birmingham’s
business community, media and HNA Group

The GREAT Festival in Shanghai is being led by the Duke of Cambridge Prince
William, Trade Minister Lord Livingston and the Culture Secretary

Hainan Airlines will operate twice weekly flights on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft,
with 233 seats – 34 in the business cabin and 199 in economy. The flights will
operate from Beijing to Birmingham each Friday and Monday, starting on
Friday 3rd July 2015 and ending on the Monday 31st August 2015

Birmingham Airport also unveiled its new Chinese branding – "Birmingham  Airport,
Shakespeare’s Airport" at the event. It will be used in China to promote Birmingham
as a gateway into the region which is home to many great places of interest to
Chinese visitors, such as Stratford upon Avon, the home of Shakespeare
Direct flights to China from Birmingham have been made possible thanks to an 
investment by Birmingham Airport to extend its runway to enable longer haul 
flights. The development was opened in April 2014 by the Prime Minister and 
was inaugurated by the first Birmingham-Beijing charter service operated by
China Southern Airlines in July 2014

Hainan Airlines Summer 2015 schedule to Birmingham Airport

Flights arrive from Beijing at 0800 and depart at 0930 on
Monday and Friday between 3 July and 31 August 2015

Flight will be operated by a 233 seat Boeing 767-300

All times local - Schedule/timings subject to change

Tuesday 3 March 2015


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