Wednesday 30 June 2010 - CityJet Fokker 50 OO-VLR operates charter from Rotterdam

CityJet/VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLR operated a day stopping
charter from Rotterdam
North Flying Metro 23 OY-NPE was a morning arrival operating
a priority freight charter parking on the Elmdon apron
.CityLine Hungary Antonov 26B HA-TCT was an early morning
arrival parking up on a busy Elmdon apron

Sunday 29 June 2008 - First Choice Boeing 767-35EER G-PJLO operates IT flight from Monastir

First Choice Boeing 767-35EER G-PJLO operated flight FCA202/203
to/from Monastir in place of a tech Boeing 757 before positioning
to Gatwick

European Boeing 737-229 G-GPFI operated the return sector of
a charter flight from Funchal before positioning to Bournemouth
- the aircraft wears Ozjet titles their Australian operation
. Emirates Airbus A330-243 A6-EKQ operated their
evening service from Dubai

Sunday 28 June 2009 - Twinjet Airbus A319CJ G-NMAK departs to Antigua

Twinjet Airbus A319CJ G-NMAK departed to Antigua
Premier 1A M-YAIR was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Monday 27 June 2011 - Bulgaria Air Avro RJ70 LZ-TIM visits the Elmdon apron

Bulgaria Air Avro RJ70 LZ-TIM was a lunchtime arrival from Zurich
operating a charter for Roger Waters and his "The Wall Live Tour 2011"....
..... the Bulgaria Air titles are in English on the starboard side
Photo: Mike Hollick
Cobham Flight Inspection Super King Air G-COBM was an afternoon
visitor checking the Runway 15 ILS

Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao departs to Heathrow after visit to Birmingham

Air China Boeing 747-4J6 B-2472 lifts off Birmingham Airport's
Runway 15 as Chinese Premier Wen Jaibao departs to Heathrow
Premier Wen Jaibao who had arrived in Birmingham on Saturday
evening had spent Sunday morning visiting Stratford-upon-Avon
for a Shakespeare performance and the Chinese owned MG car plant
at Longbridge returning to Birmingham Airport shortly after 1330....
.... the passengers were soon back on Boeing 747-4J6 B-2472
.... which started up and taxied out to depart on Runway 15
.... after briefly holding for arriving traffic
.... it lined up and departed to London Heathrow and
the next stage of Premier Wen Jaibao's visit to the UK
Note: Some photos suffer from heat haze - sorry
about that it has been a hot day in Birmingham

Sunday 26 June 2011

Friday 25 June 2010 - Skydrift Embraer Bandeirante G-TABS visits on freight charter

Skydrift Embraer Bandeirante G-TABS which had arrived on
a priority freight charter flight on Thursday night positioned to
Norwich - it is many years since a Bandeirante last visited BHX!
Cessna 510 Mustang N453DW was a morning visitor

Thursday 24 June 2010 - RAF VC 10 C1K XV106 visits the Elmdon apron while operating a Medevac flight

RAF VC 10 C1K XV106 was an afternoon arrival....
.... operating a Medevac flight and parking on the Elmdon apron
. After offloading it departed off Runway 33 to Brize Norton....
.... in the usual manner expected of a VC 10!!
. British Airways Airbus A320-232 G-TTOE positioned in
from Heathrow to operate a charter flight to Dubrovnik
.Nouvelair Tunisie Airbus A320-212 TS-INN again operated
the weekly Koral Blue IT flight from Sharm el Sheikh
Cobham Flight Inspection Super King Air B200 G-FPLB
spent the day checking the Runway 33 ILS
Air Charter Scotland Citation CJ2 G-OODM was
a lunchtime visitor to the Elmdon apron
Netjets Citation XLS CS-DQB was an evening arrival
parking up to nightstop on the Elmdon apron

Monday 23 June 2008 - Tyrol Air Ambulance Citation OE-GAA visits the Elmdon apron

Tyrol Air Ambulance Citation V OE-GAA was an afternoon
visitor to the Elmdon apron to collect a patient
Markoss Canadair RJ 200 G-MKSA was an early morning departure
after operating a charter flight to/from Morocco over the weekend

Sunday 22 June 2008 - Norwegian Boeing 737-31S LN-KHA makes its first visit to BHX

Norwegian used their new Boeing 737-31S LN-KHA on
their service from Warsaw - its first visit to BHX
For the second week in a row Swiftair MD 83 EC-JUG
operated the Air Bee/Itali Airlines IT flight to Naples
Eurocypria Boeing 737-800 5B-DBX operated their flight from Larnaca
and is seen on Taxiway Charlie after landing on Runway 15

Thursday 21 June 2012 - Royal Thai Air Force Boeing 737-4Z6 HS-CMV/11-111 visits BHX!!

Royal Thai Air Force Boeing 737-4Z6 HS-CMV/11-111 was
a lunchtime arrival from Farnborough.... Photo: Laurence Jones
.... bringing Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkom of Thailand on
a visit to Birmingham - after spending the afternoon parked up....
.... on the Elmdon apron it departed back to Farnborough
Aer Arann ATR 72-201 EI-REI has now joined EI-REH
in gaining Aer Lingus Regional titles Photo: Ron Kosys
Cello BAe 146-200 G-RAJJ made a rare visit to the terminal
side of the airport spending the day operating for flybe
Gulfstream 550 HB-IGM made a brief afternoon visit

Friday 20 June 2008 - Spanair MD 83 EC-GQG flying in "Star Alliance" colours

Spanair used MD 83 EC-GQG on their weekly IT flight to
Ibiza - the aircraft is in the "Star Alliance" colour scheme

Friday 19 June 2009 - Mint Airways Boeing 757-28A EC-LBC makes its first visit to BHX

Mint Airways Boeing 757-28A EC-LBC operated the Thomas Cook
flight from Reus - its first visit to BHX
....before operating the delayed outbound flight back to Spain
Cobham Flight Inspection Super King Air B200 G-FPLE was a
morning visitor to the Elmdon apron before making a number
of low level runs down Runway 33 checking the ILS

Friday 18 June 2010 - Malmo Avro RJ 70 SE-DJP operates a charter flight to Trollhatten

Malmo Aviation Avro RJ 70 SE-DJP which had positioned in on
Thursday afternoon departed on a charter flight to Trollhattan
Onur Air Airbus A321-231 TC-OBF operated their
weekly IT flight to Bodrum - its first visit to BHX
Citation CJ2 G-TBEA was a visitor to the Elmdon apron

Ryanair launch Birmingham Airport base - and announce another 9 new routes!!

An Ozzy Osbourne look alike was on hand to launch the new Ryanair base with Peter Vella,
BHX's Business Development Director and Ryanair's Bridget Dowling and a member of their crew
Ryanair (FR), Europe’s largest low fares airline today,
Tuesday 17 June 2008, started its 25th base in Birmingham.
Ryanair also announced today that it will launch 9 new routes
to, Alicante, Derry, Fuerteventura, Katowice, Kaunas, Krakow,
Palma, Malaga and Murcia in October 2008
Celebrating Ryanair’s 25th base in Birmingham today, Ryanair’s
Bridget Dowling said: "There’s a double celebration at Birmingham
International Airport this week. We’re celebrating the arrival of our
first based aircraft here and we’re also announcing a further 9 new
routes which go on sale today. With 32 low fare routes announced
from Birmingham to date, people of the West Midlands no longer
have to suffer BA high fares or their high fuel surcharges
By 2012 , Ryanair’s will have 10 aircraft based in Birmingham,
which will deliver 5M passengers p. a. sustaining 5,000 jobs. This
will equate to £400 M visitor spend for the West Midlands. While
other airlines, like BA, are busy increasing fares and fuel surcharges,
Ryanair is guaranteeing the lowest fares and no fuel surcharges
Peter Vella, Birmingham Airport's Business Development Director,
said: "We are delighted to be officially unveiling Birmingham Airport
as Ryanair's 25th base as well as welcoming the announcement of
these further nine scheduled routes from the airport. These new
services will offer passengers travelling from their local airport even
greater choice and flexibility, allowing them to travel from within
their region - whether that be for leisure or business"
Peter Vella, Business Development Director of Birmingham Airport
and Bridget Dowling of Ryanair welcome the crew of the first flight
The first Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS to be based at BHX
- EI-DPE - departs on their first service to Dinard

Ryanair will now be serving 32 destinations
from Birmingham Airport -

Alicante, Biarritz, Billund, Bologna, Bratislava, Bydgoszcz, Dinard,
Dublin, Frankfurt (Hahn), Fuerteventura, Gdansk, Gerona, Katowice,
Kaunas, Krakow, Londonderry, Marseille, Malaga, Murcia, Olbia, Oslo,
Palma, Perpignan, Pisa, Poitiers, Porto, Shannon, Stockholm, Trieste,
Reus, Rzeszow & Trapani
Tuesday 17 June 2008


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