A Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 is coming to Birmingham Airport on Tuesday 2 April 2019

Qatar Airways are planning to use an Airbus A350-900 on their service to Birmingham
Airport on Tuesday 2 April 2019 - this will be the first visit on an Airbus A350 to BHX!!

While the aircraft is operating the usual scheduled service Qatar Airways will be
taking the opportunity to launch their new Airbus A350-900 in the Midlands

The Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 is planned to arrive at 1300 on Tuesday 2 April 2019
and is scheduled to depart back to Doha at 1600 on the same day

1300/1600 QR033/034 359 from/to Doha
- planned aircraft allocation - Airbus A350-900 - Qatar Airways

Saturday 30 March 2019

Birmingham Airport awards electric bus contract to Volvo Bus UK to supply six 7900e single deck buses

Birmingham Airport has awarded Volvo Bus UK the contract to supply the airport with six 7900e
single deck electric buses. Launching in November 2019, the ultra-low emission buses will operate
as the free passenger transport service via all airport car park routes

The decision to introduce electric buses came as a result of a review undertaken by the airport into
its future vehicle provision. The Volvo 7900e will provide an 80% lower energy consumption than
an equivalent sized diesel bus. Two high level charging points will be installed outside of the terminal.
Additional plug-in charging points will be located in the coach park - and in the future, these will be
made available for other electric bus and or coach operators to use

Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: "This partnership is a key milestone for us. We are
always investigating new and innovative ways to reduce our carbon emissions and through the
partnership with Volvo Bus UK, we will do just this"

"We have made significant customer service improvements across the airport to increase capacity
and improve passenger experience, with the vision of positioning Birmingham as one of Europe's
leading regional airports. The electric buses form part of this vision, not to mention their sustainability
benefits being ultra-low emission. Since 2012 the Airport has reduced its CO2 per passenger by 20%.
Implementing the six electric buses will work towards lowering this even further which is just fantastic"

Nick Page, Managing Director of Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: "It is very exciting that the 7900e has
been chosen for Birmingham Airport in support of its ambition to provide the best possible environmentally
friendly bus service for airport customers and stakeholders alike"

"Over the last 15 months the 7900e has undertaken a UK wide demonstration tour where it has shown the
contribution that can now be made to improving air quality in the areas where it has been in service.  We
are confident the 7900e and accompanying technologies will help Birmingham Airport to achieve its goals"

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Birmingham Airport celebrate "International Women's Day 2019" based on the theme of #BalancedforBetter

Birmingham Airport celebrated "International Women's Day" on Friday 8 March 2019 with
a series of activities running across the Airport based on the official theme #BalancedforBetter

This year's #IWD2019 is about raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality, with
emphasis being placed on how a gender-balanced world is better for all. To celebrate women's
achievements, Birmingham Airport reached out to some of its most inspiring female employees to
share the reasons why International Women's Day is important to them. A series of videos have
been captured and shared across the Airport's social media channels, showcasing achievements
made by women across the business

Angela Fisher, Payroll Manager at Birmingham Airport, joined in September 1983 making her the
Airport's longest standing female employee. Angela started as a trainee in the post room, later
securing a vacancy in the payroll department where she took on the title of Clerical Assistant.
In 2006 she was promoted to Payroll Manager and has worked in the same role to this very day

Kirstin Kane, Head of Sustainability at Birmingham Airport, joined in October 2000 at the age
of 16. Kirstin started as a trainee in the HR department originally, but as the Airport shifted its
focus to sustainability and the environment, there was a need to recruit in this area. Kirstin took
on the role of Trainee Environmental Officer gaining on the job training, as well as a series of
Diplomas and Degrees to build on her knowledge

Kay Hodgkisson, Customer Experience and Standards Manager at Birmingham Airport has worked
in various roles for 20 years. Starting her career as a check-in agent at 18 years of age, Kay moved
onto various roles eventually joining the Birmingham Airport Customer Service team, as a Passenger
Services Manager. After four years, Kay was promoted to her current role where she leads the
Customer Experience Operational team

"International Women's Day" themed cupcakes were also shared with employees across the Head
Office as well as terminal to celebrate the day. To see the videos "click" here

Friday 8 March 2019

Thursday 7 March 2019 - SmartWings Boeing 737-86N OK-TST flying for Czech Airlines

SmartWings Boeing 737-86N OK-TST operated the evening Czech Airlines service from
Prague - the aircraft is now in the full Czech Airlines colour scheme Photo: Chris Evans

Thomas Cook Balearics Airbus A320-212 EC-NAD was a morning departure to Las Palmas....

.... the aircraft still wears Condor titles for whom it had previously operated as D-AICL

SAS Airbus A321-232 OY-KBE operated their morning service to Copenhagen

Blue Air Boeing 737-82R YR-BML operated their flight from Larnaca

Fleet Air International Saab 340AF HB-TAB which had arrived on Tuesday evening
was an afternoon departure to Milan Bergamo from the Elmdon apron

Flairjet Embraer Phenom 300 G-HNPN was an afternoon visitor departing to Madrid
to see more photos "click" HERE to go to the homepage

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