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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 19:05
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Oh great good news then. I only posted out of interest, as I'm sure they will do well, BHX has been underserved IMHO for a long time.
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 15:58
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Wednesday evening EW1339 BHX-DUS: 40 pax on A320. Only 65 on a Friday evening,same flight, a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 18:00
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I don't see BFS-BHX loaded yet for EasyJet??
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 18:41
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No it isn't, no flights available after 24th April 2017.
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 19:04
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Hopefully its them loading the flights into their system and will will put them on sale soon.
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 19:57
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Apparently BHX have been in negotiations with easyJet so hopefully there will be a positive outcome.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 09:13
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Originally Posted by jfy1999 View Post
Apparently BHX have been in negotiations with easyJet so hopefully there will be a positive outcome.
Are BHX in negotiation with EZY? is that pure conjecture, or has someone got factual confirmation of such a negotiation.

I find it hard to believe that EZY would be consuming time on negotiations on purely one route; and equally whether BHX would be swayed by having a metaphorical gun held to their heads over a city pair that is already well served.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 09:23
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I can't confirm the above, it's just what I read on another forum.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 09:31
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Originally Posted by jfy1999 View Post
I can't confirm the above, it's just what I read on another forum.
Ahh. The pitfalls of the internet, where rumour far too quickly become fact.

For my money, if BHX are in negotiation with EZY, it's over far more than a few weekly flights from BFS. I don't see threatening to kill off one route is a particularly good bargaining position for EZY to take in any wider negotiation, as it would do nothing but create an atmosphere of mistrust in the minds of BHX from the outset.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 07:28
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Additionally LS/ZB/FR have all the Spanish and Greek routes sown up so where else would EZY operate to? Me thinks it will be down to a weekend GVA service during the winter.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 09:35
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Additionally LS/ZB/FR have all the Spanish and Greek routes sown up so where else would EZY operate to? Me thinks it will be down to a weekend GVA service during the winter.
Exactly.

For me there's better things for the management of BHX to be negotiating about than a few flights between BHX and BFS, and a winter ski season to GVA; both of which another carrier would pick up were EZY to expel their corporate teddy from the cot.
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Old 5th Nov 2016, 16:54
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Additionally LS/ZB/FR have all the Spanish and Greek routes sown up so where else would EZY operate to?

The same could be argued for LGW, MAN, EDI and GLA and that's before throwing Vueling and Norwegian into the mix.


For whatever reason EZY just have no interest in serving the Midlands which is a shame as they could still offer a great deal. There's a whole number of un/underserved destinations that could keep a few based planes busy - just look at what they offer from BRS!
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 09:11
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Very fast journey BHX-AGP with Vueling yesterday on VY 1263 the second outward flight about 30 pax.
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 08:48
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In addition to the two recently transferred cargo flights from Coventry, there's now a nightly flight from Karlsruhe using a Metro. I know it's not going to be a huge increase but every little helps.

On the subject of freight, It looks like the UPS operation ran smoothly Sunday Night/Monday morning.

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Old 9th Nov 2016, 05:47
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In addition to the two recently transferred cargo flights from Coventry, there's now a nightly flight from Karlsruhe using a Metro
The aircraft operating this flight is Birmingham based:

Mon-Fri
15:50/22:00 FTL8871/8872 SW4 to/fr EDSB/FKB
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 16:09
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Birmingham Airport has seen over a million passengers pass through its terminal for another month making October its twentieth consecutive month of record breaking growth.

In total 1,074,242 passengers were recorded travelling through the airport, up by 16.7% compared to the same month last year – equivalent to over 154,000 more passengers.



Short haul saw the most significant passenger growth rates for the month up by 16.8% year-on-year compared to long haul which increased by 14.4%. This is due to a large percentage of travellers being those going on business trips and half term breaks.

Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer at Birmingham Airport, said: “It’s great to see that we have gone through the autumn season and are entering the busy winter season still delivering month-on-month passenger records.

“October was our sixth consecutive month in which we have served over a million passengers in a single month. We expect this positive trend to continue as we enter the Christmas holiday period.”

Scheduled traffic accounted for over 91% of the total passenger volume for October and saw a 22.3% growth rate compared to the same month last year. Charter traffic accounted for 9% of the total.

Caribbean, European and Middle Eastern destinations saw the greatest increase in passengers compared to the same month last year.

Scheduled destinations with significant year-on-year passenger growth were Madrid (+323.5%), Heraklion (+135.5%), Gran Canaria (+86.3%) and Palma de Mallorca (+80.9%).

Charter destinations with significant growth were Kos (+149.4%), Fuerteventura (+119.1%) and Hurghada (+66.8%).
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 19:51
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CSA to go daily to Prague in 2017
12.7m pax predicted for 2017

anna.aero - IATA Slots 2016, Atlanta Daily - Departures Edition
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 10:31
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Thomson Winter 2017/8

Thomson return to Goa fortnightly and BHX will be linked to Phuket again fortnightly throughout Winter 2017/8
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 20:13
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TOM

Daza that's amazing news - just the other day I posted a charter wishlist from BHX on another forum and both of these destinations were on it. Phuket is a great coup for BHX and I think will do very well. It shows TOM have faith in BHX for leisure long haul. Hopefully these will pave the way for places like Cuba, Sri Lanka and the Maldives in the future?
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 08:56
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Does anybody know how the works to remove the mountain of soil from the Elmdon is going? Will this finally rectify the drainage issues?

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