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Old 21st Apr 2016, 06:14
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BHX-Scheduled flights to China

Fantastic news scheduled flights Business class being sold too. Great for Birmingham and the wider west midlands, with our regions trade surplus with China local business will have access to many more opportunities.
Birmingham post report http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...duled-11217432
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 06:34
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Weekly to Beijing and weekly to Hangzhou won't be really attractive to businesses in the West Midlands. This has all the feel of inbound Chinese visitor market and any UK passengers will be a bonus.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 06:42
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BHX-Hangzhou

The only UK flight to this city too and yes that inbound tourism will come straight to the West Midlands now.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 06:47
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China Schedules

eff 19JUL16 Hangzhou Birmingham
JD495 HGH1630 2230BHX 330 2
JD496 BHX0030 1935HGH 330 3


eff 22JUL16 Beijing Birmingham
JD485 PEK0310 0805BHX 330 6
JD486 BHX1030 0430+1PEK 330 6

BHX is now the only UK airport outside London to have two scheduled flights to China - well done PK and the RD Team
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 06:53
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Thomson Summer 2017

Thomson Summer 2017 now on sale Almeria returns and Alghero (was originally planned to operate this summer) several increases including Dubrovnik, Faro, Malaga, Gerona and earlier starts to routes like Chania. Plus 787 will be flying 6 days a week with flights doubled to Dominican Republic.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 07:20
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Chinese flights

Excellent news! Onwards and upwards for bhx.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 07:33
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Originally Posted by Ringwayman View Post
Weekly to Beijing and weekly to Hangzhou won't be really attractive to businesses in the West Midlands. This has all the feel of inbound Chinese visitor market and any UK passengers will be a bonus.
I agree with you, this reminds me of the JAT "scheduled" operations back in the 70s and 80s to Dubrovnik and Pula which were essentially charters (for Yugotours) but were schedules, so could be booked as flight only - I am showing my age!

However, there will be some demand from UK / China tourists, and also for business passengers, albeit, not those who are flying in, or out for a quick meeting and returning a couple of days later. Business people, for example, working an exhibition stand (at either end) might find a week return quite acceptable or doing a weeks trip visiting business clients.

It is truly amazing that a BHX schedule will start within months of a MAN schedule - it remains to be seen whether it continues beyond the end of summer, or is just seasonal.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 08:18
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME View Post
eff 19JUL16 Hangzhou Birmingham
JD495 HGH1630 2230BHX 330 2
JD496 BHX0030 1935HGH 330 3


eff 22JUL16 Beijing Birmingham
JD485 PEK0310 0805BHX 330 6
JD486 BHX1030 0430+1PEK 330 6

BHX is now the only UK airport outside London to have two scheduled flights to China - well done PK and the RD Team
Are they really scheduled? Airlineroute reports that they are on a charter basis.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 08:35
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BHX-Scheduled flights to China

They are loaded into GDS. Paul Kehoe BHX CEO states they are scheduled in his report to local press too. Charter flights don't get sold on worldwide travel portals they are sold by a tour operator. This is a great coup another new airline and a new destination for Birmingham Airport.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 08:58
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Weekly to Beijing and weekly to Hangzhou won't be really attractive to businesses in the West Midlands. This has all the feel of inbound Chinese visitor market and any UK passengers will be a bonus.
This has all the feel of sour grapes. Upset about having to share the thunder?

Well done BHX. I'll take weekly Chinese flights to 2 destinations any day of the week!
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 09:09
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BHX-Scheduled flights to China

To make things clear the airport press release
https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/...ngham-airport/
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 09:45
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They are loaded into GDS. Paul Kehoe BHX CEO states they are scheduled in his report to local press too. Charter flights don't get sold on worldwide travel portals they are sold by a tour operator. This is a great coup another new airline and a new destination for Birmingham Airport.
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They're not showing in either Amadeus or Galileo yet...
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 11:47
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Originally Posted by RingwayMan
Weekly to Beijing and weekly to Hangzhou won't be really attractive to businesses in the West Midlands. This has all the feel of inbound Chinese visitor market and any UK passengers will be a bonus.
Capital Airlines is the leisure arm of the Hainan group. Their stated market position and ambition is
the hope of being the first-class China tourism service airline.
It's fantastic to see new services opening up to China though.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 12:11
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Vueling BHX-AGP

Flights to AGP this winter are now bookable on the Veuling website. They will operate on Tuesday and Saturday from 1st November arriving at 1700 and departing at 1740 from Birmingham on both days.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 12:21
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Manchester will actually serve two Chinese cities as well.... Hong Kong anybody?
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 14:10
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Manchester will actually serve two Chinese cities as well.... Hong Kong anybody?
It's great that both cities are gaining scheduled services from China, so I'm not going to start scoring points. Everything that we outside of the favoured southeast can win is a definite bonus.

Mind you, I recall that Hong Kong is a "Special Administrative Region" of China so not sure it counts!! Although, it isn't a "sovereign state that is a member of the United Nations in it's own right"
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 14:35
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ATNOTTS.

Great news re our Chinese flights but the times could be better.

Leaving Beijing at 3am and then out to Hangzhou at around midnight not the best.

I think the MAN -Hainan are better timings.

Was wondering, as Beijing Capital are a subsidiary of Hainan, would Hainan be able to influence our poorer timings to boost their own Manchester flights ?

Still a great start for BHX !
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 15:12
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Interesting thought re crewing I wonder with the flights and timings they will slip the crews via MAN
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 21:06
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It is a series of charter flights not scheduled.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 21:46
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It is a series of charter flights not scheduled.
Incorrect - It is a scheduled service NOT a series of charters !
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