Air India to fly non-stop from Birmingham Airport to Amritsar twice weekly and onto Delhi from 2018

William Pearson, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport and Mr Pankaj Srivastava,
Director - Commercial and Board Member of Air India

Air India, which already operates a hugely popular daily non-stop Boeing 787-8 service
from Birmingham to Delhi, plans to re-route two of their weekly flights in 2018 to operate
non-stop to Amritsar, the home of the Golden Temple, before continuing onto Delhi

William Pearson, Aviation Director, commented: "It is great news that we will have non-stop
connections to two Indian cities.  With over 200,000 British-Indian people who travel to India
to visit friends and relatives, and for tourism and business interests, this additional destination
shows the large demand within the region for non-stop Amritsar services from the Midlands"

Mr Pankaj Srivastava, Director - Commercial and Board Member of Air India said: "We are
delighted that we are able to announce that we are planning to commence non-stop services
between Birmingham and Amritsar twice a week, starting early 2018, recognising the consumer
demand from the Midlands' region to Amritsar, Punjab.  Air India is always very sensitive to the
needs of the consumer and is pleased to be connecting the two cities thereby adding a new city
pairing for Air India's expanding global network with the only non-stop UK Amritsar service"

The Air India service, which restarted in August 2013, has been a great success offering passengers
the opportunity to travel directly from Birmingham to Delhi and Amritsar. The service has carried
almost 500,000 passengers in the four years it has operated offers great onward connections from Delhi
with flights by the Boeing 787-8 dreamliner aircraft offering 18 business class and 238 economy seats
Friday 24 November 2017

Primera Air add flights from Birmingham to Palma and Malaga to their transatlantic offering for Summer 2018

Primera Air, after recently announcing direct flights from Birmingham to Newark, New York,
Boston and Toronto is adding two more leisure destinations - Palma, Mallorca, and Malaga

Primera Air has already established a strong and well-known European leisure carrier image
in Scandinavia and now the low cost airline is bringing the company's core product to the UK.
From Monday 18 May 2018 flights to Palma, Mallorca, and Malaga will be operated daily from
Birmingham using 189 seat Boeing 737-800 in a one class configuration

"We see a stable and high demand for our transatlantic flights from Birmingham to New York,
Boston and Toronto. It has encouraged us to introduce more flights to leisure destinations in
Spain that historically has been our core product and service in which we have an extensive
experience. Flights to Mallorca and Malaga will improve the leisure flight schedule for travellers
to already beloved destinations" says Andri Már Ingólfsson, the President and owner of Primera Air

William Pearson, Aviation Director of Birmingham Airport said: "After announcing new flights to
New York, Boston and Toronto from Birmingham Airport in 2018, these new short haul routes to
Mallorca and Malaga will give those looking for sun and beach holidays closer to home greater
low cost choice from the Midlands' leading airport.  It is great to see Primera Air recognising
Birmingham as a key strategic airport in its growth plans and we look forward to working with
the airline when it launches next year"
As previously announced, Primera Air starts flying to New York and Boston from Birmingham
at the beginning of May 2018. For the next two years Primera Air will increase its presence on
the existing bases and open other trans-Atlantic routes, as well as open new bases, as the
airlines has 20 new Boeing Max9-ER on order
Primera Air schedule to Malaga and Palma from Monday 14 May 2018

 N/S /0900 PF2933 73H from night stop/to Malaga
- operates daily
1515/1645 PF2934/2937 73H from Malaga/to Palma
- operates daily
2235/ N/S  PF2938 73H from Palma/to night stop
- operates daily

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 - Norwegian Boeing 787-9 G-CKNA departs after a visit to the Monarch hangar

Norwegian Boeing 787-9 G-CKNA was a morning departure to Gatwick after work....

.... in the Monarch Aircraft Engineering hangar following an earlier ground incident at Gatwick

The aircraft has an image of British Rock Legend Freddie Mercury on the tail....

.... and departed off Runway 33

Lufthansa Airbus A321-131 D-AIRW operated their mid-morning service to Munich
- the aircraft is in "Star Alliance" colours

flybe Dash 8Q-402 G-ECOI operated their early morning service from Glasgow - the aircraft has
recently completed a lease to Brussels Airlines whose basic scheme it retains Photo: Chris Evans

LGW Dash 8Q-402 D-ABQK operated the morning Eurowings service to Dusseldorf
- the aircraft is still in Air Berlin colours

Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-DEI operated their morning service to Dublin
- the aircraft is in "Irish Rugby" #GreenSpirit colours

Jet2 Boeing 757-27B G-LSAB was a lunchtime arrival from East Midlands - its first visit to BHX
- it had positioned in to operate their first "Christmas shopping" trip to Newark on Wednesday

Gulfstream IV N970KG was an afternoon arrival from Zurich parking up to night stop on the Elmdon apron
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Saturday 18 November 2017 - Global 6000 M-MBLY is an early morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Bombardier Global 6000 M-MBLY was an early morning visitor to the Elmdon apron
when it made a fuel stop while routing from San Jose, California, to Tel Aviv, Israel

VistaJet Bombardier Global 6000 9H-VJS was an early morning arrival
from Grand Cayman before continuing onto Luton

Wijet Cessna 510 Mustang G-FBKK was a day stopping visitor arriving from Jersey and
later continuing onto Dublin - the aircraft had previously visited when it was F-GISH

Mooney M-20J G-BKMA was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron from Cambridge

easyJet Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JZX operated their flight to Geneva - its first visit to BHX

Freebird Airbus A320-214 TC-FBO operated their weekly IT flight to Antalya via Manchester

Blue Air Boeing 737-82R YR-BMK operated their flight to Bucharest

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOS operated their lunchtime flight from Dubai
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Tuesday 7 November 2017 - PIA Boeing 777-240LR AP-BGZ now flying in their new colour scheme

PIA Boeing 777-240LR AP-BGZ operated their flight from Islamabad
- it wears their "new" mostly white colour scheme

LGW Dash 8Q-402 D-ABQD which is still in Air Berlin colours operated
the morning Eurowings service to Dusseldorf - its first visit to BHX

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDE was a morning departure to Banjul
- its wears the "Rainbow Heart" insignia on the fuselage

Capital Learjet 45 G-UJET was a morning departure

Aerotours Piper Cheyenne IIXL D-ITEM was an overnight arrival on the
Elmdon apron operating a freight charter Photo: Paul Townsend
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Sunday 12 November 2017 - Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76 RA-76952 arrives from Seattle via Keflavik

Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76-TD-90VD RA-76952 was an evening arrival from Seattle via Keflavik....

.... bringing in specialist equipment and parts from Boeing for repairs to a Norwegian Boeing 787-9

.... initially parking on the Elmdon apron - when the tow bar was unloaded the aircraft

.... was repositioned to the Monarch Aircraft Engineering hangar for unloading - earlier....

Norwegian Boeing 787-9 G-CKNA made a brief appearance out of the hangar
Photos: Nick Broome

Sunday 5 November 2017 - DHL Air Boeing 757F G-DHKK now flying as "Hair Force One"!!

DHL Boeing 757-28APCF G-DHKK has been rolled out of the Monarch hangar
wearing additional "Hair Force One" titles and an image of James May on the
tail to promote Amazons "The Grand Tour" - it is due out to Leipzig at 1600


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