Sunday 30 April 2017 - SmartLynx Airbus A320-214 YL-LCL arrives from Riga to operate for Thomas Cook

SmartLynx Airbus A320-214 YL-LCL was a morning arrival from Riga as it positioned
in to be based at BHX operating for Thomas Cook for the summer IT season

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FVM operated their flight to Barcelona - the aircraft....

.... wears additional titles promoting their "Norwegian Rewards" frequent flyer programme

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FZN operated their late morning service from Dublin - its first visit to BHX

Blue Air Boeing 737-85F YR-BMC operated their flight from Larnaca while....

Blue Air Boeing 737-430 YR-BAJ operated their flight from Bucharest

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 TC-JGI operated their morning service from Istanbul
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Saturday 29 April 2017 - HOP! Embraer 190-100LR F-HBLH operates the Air France service from Paris

HOP! Embraer 190-100LR F-HBLH operated the lunchtime Air France flight....

.... from Paris CDG - it later departed off Runway 15

Cobalt Airbus A320-214 5B-DCY operated their flight from Larnaca

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDA was an afternoon departure to Fuerteventura - the
aircraft is still in their old colour scheme with additional "Egypt where it all begins" titles

Fleet Air International Saab 340A HA-TVJ spent the day parked up
on the Elmdon apron with three other Saab 340s

Broadsword Super King Air G-WCCP was an afternoon visitor arriving from Newcastle
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Thursday 27 April 2017 - United Boeing 757-224 N14120 now flying with Scimitar Blended winglets

United Boeing 757-224 N14120 operated their service to Newark - the aircraft is in "Star Alliance" colours....

.... and has recently been refitted with new Aviation Partners Boeing Scimitar Blended winglets

.... replacing the previous winglets - it departed off Runway 33

Swiss Avro RJ100 HB-IYU operated their morning service to Zurich....

.... the aircraft is also in "Star Alliance" colours

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AISC operated their morning service to Frankfurt

Icelandair Boeing 757-23N TF-FIC which is in a non-standard scheme operated their flight to Reykjavik Keflavik

SmartWings Boeing 737-7Q8 OK-SWT operated the Czech Airlines flight....

.... to Prague departing off Runway 33

flybe Dash 8Q-402 G-PRPM was an afternoon arrival from Shannon - where it had been painted - on its first
visit to BHX at the end of its delivery flight from the US - it had previously been N188WQ with United Express

Zorex Metro II EC-HJC spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron

Citation CJ3 N91GT was a morning arrival - the aircraft is normally based in Australia....

.... and later departed to Bilbao, Spain

Centreline Citation CJ2 G-SONE was an afternoon visitor departing to Bristol

Cirrus SR-22 N473BJ was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron
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Jet2 and Jet2holidays spread their wings further in 2018 after a flying start at Birmingham Airport

Jet2 and Jet2holidays, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist has announced
major growth plans just weeks after the launch of its first flights and holidays from Birmingham

Summer 2018 will see 13 new sun and city break destinations - and over 300,000 extra seats -
increasing the number of destinations served from Birmingham Airport to 28

The new 13 destinations for 2018 are -

- Almeria in Spain - twice weekly
- Antalya in Turkey - twice weekly
- Funchal on Madeira - once weekly
- Kos in Greece - twice weekly
- Krakow in Poland - twice weekly
- Larnaca in Cyprus - twice weekly
- Malta - once weekly
- Naples in Italy - twice weekly
- Prague in the Czech Republic - twice weekly
- Rome in Italy - twice weekly
- Salonika in Greece - once weekly
- Split in Croatia - twice weekly
- Zakynthos in Greece - twice weekly

In addition to these new destinations, there is also increased capacity in Summer 2018
to popular sun destinations including Alicante, Ibiza, Mahon, Malaga, Palma and Reus

Two additional brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be based at Birmingham Airport
to support this expanded summer programme, which has come on the back of a fantastic
response to the company's award winning flights and great value package holidays

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: "Our award-winning flights and holidays
have arrived in style at Birmingham Airport with people across the region welcoming our offer
of real package holidays and family friendly flights.  On the back of this, we are delighted to
be announcing a hugely expanded summer 18 programme, giving holidaymakers across the
region access to a fantastic choice of sun and city destinations, and even an exclusive route
to Salonika. Such success in a brand new base shows that our formula is the right one with
customers, so as well as looking forward to our first summer at Birmingham Airport this year,
we are already making big plans for Summer 2018"

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport's Aviation Director said: "Just a few weeks after launching,
the and Jet2holidays brand has announced a massive growth programme from Birmingham
in Summer 2018 and we are delighted to see this positive move that shows confidence in our region
and the airport. We look forward to welcoming people who will be able to travel with the airline and
tour operator to 28 destinations next summer from Birmingham Airport
Thursday 27 April 2017

Birmingham Airport has been awarded the 2017 "Routes Europe" Marketing Award

Birmingham Airport has been awarded the 2017 "Routes Europe" Marketing Award in
the 4-20 million passenger category for its marketing activity over the last 12 months

The awards, voted by a panel of senior airline executives, are an annual event and highly
regarded in the aviation industry. They recognise the outstanding marketing services that
have supported the launch of new air routes or the development of existing services

The ceremony held last night, Monday, at "Routes Europe" in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
saw the Midlands' largest airport beat stiff competition from Warsaw Chopin, Budapest,
Cologne Bonn, Marseille Provence and Larnaca Airports in its category

Paul Kehoe, the Airport's Chief Executive, said: "I'm delighted for the team on receiving
this accolade which has recognised our airline marketing campaigns as well as business
development and sales activities over the last year. The team have explored innovative
new ways to engage with global audiences through traditional and new marketing channels
and they should feel very proud of this award, as do I"

Steven Small, brand director, Routes, added: "Congratulations to Birmingham Airport
on the winning the award. It's not surprising due to the dedication and enthusiasm of
the team, and the creativity and hard work put into the submission"

So far in 2017, Birmingham Airport has welcomed Jet2, bmi regional and has announced
British Airways and FlyOne, both due to launch this summer. Following on from the start
of nine airlines in 2015, last year the airport welcomed six new carriers - Blue Air, Qatar
Airways, Czech Airlines, Iberia Express, Cobalt and Alba Star

In 2016, Birmingham Airport saw a 14.2% increase in passengers and has celebrated
more than two years of consecutive monthly record growth. Despite this boom, the
airport managed to get more flights in and out on time than any other airport, becoming
the world's most punctual airport in 2016

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Tuesday 18 April 2017 - Irish Air Corps Agusta AW139 "279" visits on an air ambulance flight

Irish Air Corps AgustaWestland AW-139 "279" prepares for departure from the Elmdon apron....

.... it had earlier arrived from Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Dublin

.... operating an air ambulance flight - its first visit to BHX

.... later departing off Runway 33 for its return flight across the Irish Sea

Swiss Bombardier C Series CS100 HB-JBB operated their evening service from Zurich

Blue Air Boeing 737-322 YR-BAF operated their flight from Bucharest

Lufthansa Airbus A320-271N "neo" D-AINC operated their morning flight from Frankfurt Photo: Paul Davies

Netjets Falcon 2000EX CS-DLH was a lunchtime arrival from Nice before departing to Leeds

Interflight Hawker 800XP G-EGSS was an afternoon arrival from Vilnius departing to Biggen Hill

Citation CJ2 M-TBEA returned from Malaga before positioning out to Doncaster
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Birmingham Airport welcomes "12 million passengers in a year" for first time in the airport's history

Birmingham Airport has recorded a new milestone as it continues a journey of unprecedented
growth, breaking through the "12 million passengers in a year" mark for the first time

The record was hit on Easter Monday, 17 April 2017, when the 12,004,124 passengers were
recorded travelling over the last twelve months, between Monday 18 April 2016 and Monday
17 April 2017. This represents a 14.3 percent increase in passenger numbers year on year

The milestone comes less than a year after breaking the 11 million passenger mark on the
Friday 19 August 2016 and 20 months after smashing through the 10 million mark on the
Thursday 27 August 2015

The Airport has recorded 25 months of consecutive record passenger growth as it continues
to attract more airlines, routes and passengers to the Midlands' largest airport

Birmingham Airport's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Kehoe, said: "We're proud to have served
12 million people since last April as we continue our journey of growth and I would like to
thank of all our passengers, partners and employees for making this happen"

"We will continue to invest in our facilities to improve the customer experience and keep
working hard to attract new airlines that offer exciting destinations to enable the Midlands
economy to grow and tourists to explore"

Over the last year, the Airport has welcomed a number of new airlines, including Jet2, Iberia
Express, Czech Airlines, Alba Star, Cobalt and bmi regional, and this summer will welcome
FlyOne and the return of British Airways to Birmingham Airport

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Sunday 16 April 2017 - Iberia Express Airbus A320-216 EC-LYE flying in "Pull & Bear" logo jet colours

Iberia Express Airbus A320-216 EC-LYE which wears a special logo jet colour scheme....

.... promoting "Pull & Bear" a Spanish clothing retailer operated their service to Madrid

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FVH operated their flight to Barcelona....

.... departing off Runway 33

Titan Airbus A321-211 G-POWN operated their final weekly IT/inclusive tour flight....

.... of the 2016/17 skiing season from Chambery

Vueling Airbus A321-231 EC-MQB operated their flight from Paris Orly

Eurowings Europe Airbus A320-214 OE-IEW operated their flight to Vienna

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-FZJ operated their late afternoon service to Dublin

Bombardier Global 5000 N500QA which had arrived from Doha on Saturday evening
spent the day parked up on the Elmdon apron

Blink Cessna Mustang G-FBKC was a lunchtime departure to Blackbushe

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