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Old 9th Oct 2016, 20:34
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Anyone know when the rumoured Air Canada Rouge Toronto to Birmingham is likely to start?...
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 21:01
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Hotel Tango

It is a bit odd that they have remained with three services a day in the week, based on the current loads. I have checked a few dates in November and the 320 seems to operate most of the time although some CRJ9's pop up mid week.

Next summer a more realistic with the A319 down to operate but even then on the afternoon this seems to be a lot of capacity to fill.

ib26uk

The rumour was very short season as per EDI & GLA with a late June start with an early September finish. However all academic at present as it has yet to be announced and as we can see things are changing rapidly.

Jet2 winter 17/18

As per the earlier posts it currently stands at 4 x Tenerife, 3 x Arrecife with FUE and LPA twice weekly. Just sounds odd talking about winter 17/8 before winter 16/7 starts.

Thomson summer 17

Back to airline to be confirmed for one based aircraft - Power of PPRuNe?

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Old 9th Oct 2016, 23:29
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BHX is no different to many other airports in charging a king's ransom to drop off and pick up
It kicked off after the Glasgow incident and there was no need for it. Just taking advantage of a situation to fill their pockets. May I remind you that before Glasgow, drop off and pick up was free of charge at all UK airports.

Btw, I wasn't suggesting that BHX was alone in this, but I have yet to come across an airport on my side of the channel which charges for this.
You probably won't find an airport on your side of the Channel that is privately owned. The UK may be unique in this respect.

Co-incidence? Who knows.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 05:43
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easyJet

Now confirmed on Twitter that BHX-BFS will be axed from the date shown on the website
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 06:43
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Whereabouts have you seen this?
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 08:33
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https://mobile.twitter.com/easyJet/s...43807309348865
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 08:38
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That looks suspiciously like an automated response triggered by algorithms recognising words like "seasonal".

Whether or not the route is being chopped by EZY we shall see, but if it is, then I would expect Ryanair to waste no time in jumping on to it, and even if they didn't, then Jet2 may also be interested. Can't see the BFS route being lost whatever happens.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 09:40
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Belfast

If I remember correctly Belfast was not served for some time from BHX before Easyjet took up the route. This could happen again.

Any way Flybe will be happy I should think.

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Old 12th Oct 2016, 09:49
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If I remember correctly Belfast was not served for some time from BHX before Easyjet took up the route. This could happen again.

Any way Flybe will be happy I should think.

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Maybe a good fit for Ryanair's BFS base?
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 10:03
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I agree with Centre Cities

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Old 12th Oct 2016, 12:11
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I'm not sure BFS would be jumped onto by another airline should EZY pull out.

BE offers actually a very competitive and high frequency service to BHD that appeals to both BHX and BHD originating passengers.

From the BHX end, the first BE flight arrives in BHD by 8am, the first EZY however gets to BFS not till around 9:30am and isn't normally that much cheaper than BE. I'm surprised actually it lasted is long as it has.

Unless FR pick up the route and commit to at least 3 or 4x daily and can regularly offer £19.99 fares as an example, I'd struggle to see anybody else picking up this route.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 16:13
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Can anyone tell me how many aircraft and what types Thomson and Thomas Cook have based at BHX and also how mahy routes both carriers offer?

I'm writing an article on BHX and i'm struggling to find much info on their ops and BHX.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 19:03
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BHX Further Expansion

In a tweet, Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC's political editor is reporting this story from New Civil Engineer, this evening.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham set to get go ahead

'New Civil Engineer understands that the government is poised to give the go ahead to additional runway capacity at Heathrow and Gatwick.
It is believed that the announcement will be made on 18 October, with government giving the green light to a third runway at Heathrow immediately and also allowing Gatwick to expand with a second runway within the next five years....'

'...It is also understood that government will urge Birmingham airport to advance its proposals for an additional runway.'

'...Birmingham airport was the only non-London based airport to not be entirely discounted by the Airport Commission’s report. The interim report stated that: “It would offer the largest catchment of people within two hours of the airport of all options. This is largely dependent on the journey time assumptions of HS2, which also makes the London airport system easier to access for passengers from Birmingham’s core aviation market.”

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Old 12th Oct 2016, 19:07
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EZYA319

You say your struggling to find info on Thomas Cook and Thomson flights from BHX and how many routes each carrier serves from the airport!

Well Wikipedia would have at least given you the information regarding routes if you haven't tried looking there first you must be struggling or even the BHX website.
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Old 12th Oct 2016, 19:29
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TOM & MT

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Summer 16

Thomas Cook 4 based all summer - 3 x A321 & 1 x Smart Lynx A320.

Fights are now reducing and winter 2016/7 will see 2 x A321

Thomson

Summer 16 - May - 3 x 757, 1 x 738 & 1 x 788 5 days a week.

June 16 - September 16 - 3 x 757, 3 x 738 one of which Sunwing.

787 5 days a week* was 3 days in late June early July

October 16 - 3 x 757, 1 x 738 and the 787 5 days.

Winter 16/7 - Long-haul is around 1 to 1.5 aircraft split between the 787 and 767. 3 x BGI, 2 x MBJ, 2 x CUN 1 x DWC plus other one-offs such as Jordan and New Orleans

Short-haul normally 2 x 757 & 1 x 738.

As for destinations go to TC and Thomson flight only and their timetables are pretty good especially TC.

Summer 17

Thomas Cook - record 5 based 3 x 321 & 2 x A320

Thomson - the 787 operates at least 6 days long-haul (2 x CUN, MBJ, SFB & 2 x PUJ). Short-haul unknown but looks like 6 again with a possible 7th Thursday -Sunday.

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Old 12th Oct 2016, 19:46
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Be interesting to see if our ski flights survive with Easy Jet now or if its just Belfast that isn't making enough, which I assume is the reason to put the plane elsewhere if true .
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 05:38
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It is also understood that government will urge Birmingham airport to advance its proposals for an additional runway.'
Why does BHX need a second runway when the current one is under used? Surely with all the complaints about over crowding in the terminal and baggage problems a brand new terminal should be the priority before any thought of a second runway.
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 06:30
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Summer 17

Thomas Cook - record 5 based 3 x 321 & 2 x A320
I'm sure that the 5th based T.Cook aircraft for s17 was dropped some time ago after the Jet2 announcement

I think that this and the fact that Ryanair have added 'W' rotations on away-based a/c and scrubbed the 5th based aircraft for s17 is to reduce the pressure on the airport during the peak times
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 07:15
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Thomas Cook S17 is
3 X A321
2 X Smart Lynx A320
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Old 13th Oct 2016, 08:11
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Thanks for your help everyone. Appreciate it.

Oh and canberra97, I have looked on wikipedia but it's not the most reliable source, nor is the airports website sadly, but thanks for the advice.
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