Monday 26 October 2015 - Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-AIZV operates their afternoon service to Hamburg

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-AIZV operated their afternoon service to Hamburg - the first visit of
an A320 in their new colour scheme after they took over the route from Germanwings on Sunday
More photos later

Qatar Airways to launch 8 times weekly service from Doha to Birmingham Airport in March 2016‏

Qatar Airways will launch a new service between Birmingham and Doha on Wednesday 30 March 2016
adding to its existing services from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh

With 8 flights a week, including two flights on Saturdays, passengers travelling to and from Birmingham
will have access to convenient and seamless onward transfers at the airline’s state-of-the-art hub at Doha
Hamad International Airport. The new route will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 "dreamliner" which has a
two-cabin configuration, comprising of 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said: "We are delighted to announce
Birmingham as Qatar Airways’ fourth destination in the United Kingdom from March 2016. This additional
route strengthens Qatar Airways’ commitment to the regions across the UK and will create new commercial
and leisure links between the city of Birmingham and the 152 destinations served by the airline"
Birmingham Airport Chief Executive Officer, Paul Kehoe said: "This is fantastic news for both Birmingham
Airport and the region, and is our tenth new airline to announce or launch this year. Not only will our
passengers have the choice of flying with the award winning carrier to Doha’s state-of-the-art hub
Hamad International Airport, they will have a choice of 152 destinations served by the airline,
including South East Asia, China and Australasia"

Connections between countries such as Pakistan and Australia from Birmingham have never been easier
thanks to Qatar Airways. In Pakistan the airline serves seven destinations including Karachi, Multan,
Faisalabad, Sialkot, Peshawar, Lahore and Islamabad. The airline has also recently announced two new
destinations in Australia, Sydney and Adelaide, commencing in March and May 2016 respectively, in
addition to the currently operated Perth and Melbourne services

Qatar Airways schedule to Doha from Wednesday 30 March 2016

0645/0915 QR035/036 Boeing 787-8 from/to Doha
- operates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
1250/1500 QR033/034 Boeing 787-8 from/to Doha
- operates on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Monday 26 October 2015

Wednesday 7 October 2015 - Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-EXI operates charter flight to Granada

Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-EXI was a morning arrival when it positioned in from Stansted....

.... to operate a charter flight to Granada, Spain - its first visit to BHX
More photos later

Tuesday 6 October 2015 - Cavok Air Antonov 12BK UR-KDM is an afternoon arrival from Zurich

Cavok Air Antonov 12BK UR-KDM was an afternoon arrival from Zurich operating a freight charter....

.... its first visit to BHX - after unloading on a wet Elmdon apron it departed to Eindhoven
More photos later

VLM Airlines operate their inaugural Fokker 50 flight from Antwerp, Belgium, to Birmingham Airport

William Pearson, Aviation Development Director of Birmingham Airport, Alix De Weerdt,
Chief Commercial Officer of VLM Airlines and His Excellency Guy Trouveroy, the Belgium 
Ambassador to the UK, hold the Belgium flag in front the VLM Fokker 50 aircraft

VLM Airlines today, Monday 5 October 2015, launched a direct service from Birmingham
Airport to the thriving commercial and tourist centre of Antwerp in Belgium

The inaugural VLM flight was greeted with a water arch salute whilst VIP passengers were
greeted by The Belgium Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellence Guy Trouveroy

H.E. Guy Trouveroy showed further support for the new service during an exchange of gifts
between Antwerp-based goldsmith, Wim Meeussen, and Birmingham-based jewellery designer,
Alice Stewart. The gifts represent the strong business synergies between these two cities in
industries including jewellery, fashion, automotive and chemicals

Steve Blair, Chief Operating Officer of VLM Airlines, says: "This new route not only serves
many businesses in the area, but is also ideal for travellers looking for a city break. Antwerp
is a magnificent place, home to one of Europe’s oldest and richest ports, with a bold and
diverse arts, fashion and culinary scene. A short train ride takes you to other popular
Belgian cities including Bruges, Ghent and Brussels"

William Pearson, Aviation Development Director of Birmingham Airport, commented: "This
new route to Antwerp is great news for the Birmingham catchment area; providing a fast,
practical connection to one of the most creative and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. We are
delighted to welcome H. E. Guy Trouveroy to Birmingham Airport for the first time to help
inaugurate this valuable new service"

Flights between Birmingham and Antwerp will operate three times weekly on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, with one-way fares starting from £39. VLM Airlines also provides
scheduled services from Birmingham to Waterford, Ireland, and onto Geneva via Antwerp
Monday 5 October 2015


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