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

Primera Air announces another destination with direct flights to Toronto from Birmingham Airport

Primera Air have announced the opening of another North America destination from its new base
in Birmingham. Services to Toronto, Canada, will commence on Saturday 23 June 2018 and will be
a year round operation offering three weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Daily flights to Newark New York and four weekly flights to Boston were announced earlier in the year

Andri M. Ingolfsson, the President and Chairman of Primera Air, said: "Yet again, we are very proud
to announce our new direct routes from our European bases to Canada. Toronto will be a great
addition to our earlier announced Newark New York and Boston routes from Birmingham"

"With our brand new Airbus A321NEOs aircraft, we are opening routes previously traditionally served
only by wide-body aircrafts. With unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be
able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from the UK. At the same time, we are very
proud to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both
for leisure and business travellers"

Aircraft will provide two classes of cabin - full-service Premium and low-fare Economy, Wi-Fi and
the opportunity for all passengers to charge their devices on board

William Pearson, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: "It is welcome news that Primera Air is
expanding its choice of popular Transatlantic destinations from Birmingham by adding a new route of
Toronto.  Having only announced two routes to Boston and Newark New York in July of this year this
shows the demand that Primera Air is seeing from the Midlands. We recommend that passengers book
ahead to avoid disappointment as we expect seats  will sell quickly."

Primera Air is a scheduled operator, operating flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. Primera Air
is based in Denmark and Latvia, and is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies
and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia
Tuesday 24 October 2017

SAS Scandinavian Airlines to resume service from Stockholm to Birmingham Airport

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced it will resume flights to Stockholm from Birmingham Airport
commencing on Friday 30 March 2018. It previously operated the route until Friday 27 June 2014

This currently unserved route will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays using a variety
of aircraft types including 120 seat Boeing 737s

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport's Aviation Director, said: "SAS is a long standing airline at
Birmingham Airport and it's great to see an expansion of its services to include a new route of
Stockholm added to its existing route of Copenhagen"

"The Swedish capital offers something for everyone as a vibrant and cultural Nordic hub with
beautiful architecture. The city stretches across fourteen islands meaning there is stunning
scenery. It also offers great nightlife and restaurants and local warmth and hospitality"

Niko Ek, Regional Sales Manager, Scandinavian Airlines commented: "We are glad to soon
be starting our new route from Birmingham, where we have seen a growing demand from
our passengers, both traveling for pleasure and business"

Fares will start from £82.00 one way including taxes and charges

SAS schedule to Stockholm from Friday 30 March 2018

0800/0840 SK2553/2554 737 from/to Stockholm
- operates weekly on Friday
0935/1015 SK2553/2554 737 from/to Stockholm
- operates weekly on Sunday

Aircraft type subject to confirmation

Wednesday 18 October 2017

United Airlines operate their final service to Newark from Birmingham on Thursday 5 October 2017

United Airlines operated their final service from Birmingham to Newark New York
on Thursday 5 October 2017 with the Airport Fire Service marking this with a water
cannon salute as the aircraft taxied out for departure off Runway 33....

.... in return United Boeing 757 N18112 rolled its wings in salute

.... as it climbed away over Birmingham city centre

Continental Airlines - which merged with United Airlines in 2010 - commenced the route
back on Tuesday 15 July 1997 when Boeing 757 N12114 operated the inaugural flight

- Boeing 767's and Douglas DC10's have also been used on the route over the years
which at its peak was operated on a twice daily basis using Boeing 757's
Thursday 5 October 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017 - Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VNEW arrives for attention by Monarch

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VNEW was an evening arrival from Heathrow for attention
by Monarch Aircraft Engineering - this is the first Boeing 787-9 to visit BHX

Saturday 2 September 2017 - Hainan Boeing 787-8 B-2723 diverts in from foggy Manchester

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 B-2723 was a morning arrival when it diverted in due to poor visibility at Manchester

More photos later

Eurowings to launch short seasonal service to Berlin for Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 holidays

Eurowings, the German low-cost carrier, has announced it will launch flights from Birmingham
to Berlin. This new service will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays from 1 December
2017 until 7 January 2018 catering for the Christmas market and New Year city break seekers

William Pearson, Aviation Director for Birmingham Airport, said: "It's fantastic to see Eurowings
expanding its list of routes from Birmingham Airport to cater for the popular festive market"

"Berlin is a great city with world renowned museums, architecture, entertainment venues, nightlife
and a cosmopolitan culture. We are sure these flights will be very popular with those passengers
seeking a city break around the festive season"

Eurowings is headquartered in Cologne and serves a network of domestic and European destinations
as well as some long-haul routes. From Birmingham it already operates flights to Dusseldorf and
Vienna with a seasonal service to Salzburg planned to start on Saturday 9 December 2017

Ivan Orec, Network Development & Airport Relations Manager for Eurowings, said: "We know how
popular traditional German markets are around Christmas time and Berlin has one of the world's best.
It's also a fantastic city to be in to celebrate the New Year with lots going on outdoors as well as great
nightlife to enjoy. These flights are running for one month and so we urge passengers to book early
as we expect seats to sell quickly"
Eurowings schedule to Berlin from 1 December 2017

1420/1500 EW8330/8331 319 from/to Berlin Tegel
- operates on Friday and Sunday

Flights will be operated by a Germanwings Airbus A319 between 1 December 2017
and 8 January 2018 with no flights/revised schedule during Christmas/New Year

Thursday 31 August 2017

Tuesday 29 August 2017 - Bombardier Global Express T7-SKA is an afternoon departure to Van Nuys

Bombardier Global Express T7-SKA which had arrived the previous Friday....

.... was an afternoon departure to Van Nuys, Los Angeles

Capital Air Ambulance Super King Air G-XVIP was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron

Blue Air Boeing 737-85F YR-BMC operated their morning flight to Larnaca

Blue Air Boeing 737-42C YR-BAO operated their afternoon flight from Bucharest

Freebird Airbus A320-214 TC-FHY operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour flight from Antalya

Wizz Air Airbus A321-231 HA-LXU operated their evening service from Budapest - its first visit to BHX

Police - NPAS - Eurocopter EC 135 T2+ G-POLD comes into land on the Elmdon apron
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Sunday 27 August 2017 - Adria Canadair CRJ-900LR S5-AAO flying for Swiss from Zurich

Adria Canadair CRJ-900LR S5-AAO operated the evening Swiss service from Zurich - its first visit to BHX

Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANY operated their flight from Amritsar via Delhi - also on its first visit to BHX

CityJet Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B EI-FWC operated the afternoon Brussels Airlines service from Brussels

Germanwings Airbus A319-112 D-AKNS operated the afternoon Eurowings service from Dusseldorf

Emirates Airbus A380-842 A6-EUP operated their evening service from Dubai - its first visit to BHX

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ENF operated their morning service from Dubai

Orange2fly Airbus A320-232 SX-SOF operated the Norwegian service to Barcelona

Eurowings Europe Airbus A319-132 OE-LYZ operated their service to Vienna

Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-MES operated their flight to Malaga

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

Blue Air Boeing 737-3Y0 YR-BAP operated their flight from Bucharest

Global 5000 M-CVGL was a morning departure to Edinburgh

Agusta A-109SP New Grand G-MOAL was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron
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Wednesday 9 August 2017 - Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDM flying with "I (Love) MCR" titles

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDM operated their flight from Heraklion in place of the usual 757-300....

.... it wears additional "I (Love) MCR" titles following the terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena in May 2017

Thomas Cook Boeing 757-3CQ G-JMAA had positioned in from Manchester to operate the return
service to Heraklion after having gone "tech" and been replaced by G-TCDM on the earlier flight

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-ABNK which is leased from Air Berlin operated their flight from Vienna

Blue Air Boeing 737-8K5 YR-BMI operated their flight from Cluj-Napoca - the aircraft
retains the basic colour scheme of its previous operator Transaero (of Russia)

CityJet Avro RJ85 EI-RJF operated the mid-morning KLM flight from Amsterdam

Air Transat Airbus A330-243 C-GTSR operated their weekly flight from Toronto....

.... departing back to Toronto off Runway 33

British Airways Airbus A319-131 G-EUOH was a morning visited when it diverted in due to landing
delays at Manchester caused by a disabled aircraft - after refuelling it continued onto Manchester

Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-LQL operated their flight to Barcelona

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

.... departing off Runway 33
Netjets Hawker 750 CS-DUC was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Homeserve Bell 429 G-HPIN was a afternoon visitor also returning later
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