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Old 30th Mar 2017, 12:34
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When you see what they have done at MAN and LBA and to a lesser ammount at other bases
that have shaken the other operators and have always given a good product I can seem them
doing equally well at BHX and STN
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 16:48
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Does EK normally reduce frequency to BHX in the slower May month? (down to twice daily)
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 17:02
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Vickers Vicount,yes the same thing happened last year.
Very often 3 class aircraft being substituted in place of the normal high density aircraft on the remaining flights.
Not something to worry about at the moment,as this also happens at other airports as well.
It would be interesting to know the loadings throughout the past winter.I think in some cases they have been a little disappointing.
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Old 30th Mar 2017, 18:58
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Does EK normally reduce frequency to BHX in the slower May month? (down to twice daily)
You'll find it's due to Ramadan which starts in May and continues until June. Next year it'll probably be April May time when they may cut back. Other destinations are affected as well.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 10:40
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Jet2 announced today that there would be an increase in the flying programme for 2018 including new destinations.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 17:45
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Qatar Airways Sees Strong Demand for Birmingham Service One Year on.

Qatar Airways is reporting strong demand from business and leisure travellers and cargo shippers from the Midlands as it celebrates its first anniversary of flights from Birmingham Airport to Doha

Qatar Airways commenced flights from Birmingham to Doha on 30th March 2016, offering a daily non-stop service to Doha where passengers can seamlessly transfer at its state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport, to flights to over 150 destinations in regions including Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East.

The flight is operated by a state-of-the-art 254 seat Boeing 787 Dreamliner – representing a capacity of over 3,500 seats and over 110 tonnes of cargo carrying capacity per week to and from Birmingham.




Morena Bronzetti, Qatar Airways’ Country Manager UK & Ireland, said: “Just a year on from the start of our service from Birmingham, levels of both passenger and cargo demand are strong and exceeding our expectations.

“It’s clear that business and leisure travellers and cargo shippers from the Midlands have recognised the benefits of being able to travel from their local airport to the huge choice of destinations we serve across the globe.”

To celebrate the anniversary, Qatar Airways is offering passengers flying out of Birmingham Airport on Thursday the chance to win prizes including two free flights for their next holiday and a selection of luxury gifts.

The airport is hosting a treasure hunt for passengers booked on the afternoon flight to Doha. Passengers who find special anniversary paper aeroplanes hidden in the airport terminal can claim their prizes before boarding the flight.

David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer, Birmingham Airport, said: “We are delighted to celebrate this anniversary with Qatar Airways. The airline gives passengers from our region a great product and an extensive route network in the Gulf and beyond.”

In addition to its existing network of over 150 destinations worldwide, Qatar Airways is due to launch a range of new destinations in 2017 and 2018 which broaden the choices available to travellers from the Midlands. These include Auckland, New Zealand, Canberra in Australia, Chiang Mai in Thailand, Yanbu and Tabuk in Saudi Arabia, Medan in Indonesia, and Libreville in Gabon.

On board the Boeing 787, Qatar Airways’ passengers have a choice of 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats. All seats include individual television screens, with Economy Class customers benefitting from a screen 10.6-inches wide, offering the latest inflight entertainment with up to 2,000 options while experiencing the airline’s award-winning service.

Every seat is an aisle seat in Business Class where passengers can catch up on sleep in a fully-flat bed or make productive use of their time utilising the large work surface area. Passengers can also stay connected while travelling with the option of Wi-Fi which is available throughout the aircraft.

https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk...ng-demand-for-birmingham-service-one-year-on/
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 23:23
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Birmingham has just extended the notam regarding the unservicability of the glidepath signal on 33 to the end of June.It cannot be that hard to repair can it?

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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 13:40
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear View Post
Jet2 announced today that there would be an increase in the flying programme for 2018 including new destinations.
Only one I know of is CFU. Nothing official however from a reliable source
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Old 6th Apr 2017, 23:20
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Is anybody keeping a log of the Jet2 737s now based at the airport? The airline promised brand new aicraft would be based at BHX but I thought that I saw an old B738 last week.
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 00:09
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Originally Posted by tubby linton View Post
Is anybody keeping a log of the Jet2 737s now based at the airport? The airline promised brand new aicraft would be based at BHX but I thought that I saw an old B738 last week.
All 737-8MG aircraft at the moment. There have been a few ad-hoc charters recently which could account for other aircraft. Unlikely to have older model -800s based there due to some spares differences.
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 10:33
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Just to confirm what Flying Wild stated there was a one-off charter to Venice and this was definitely an older aircraft but the rest have been new.

33 ILS - Nothing heard other than silence

Eurowings

Hamburg Ends 11 June per most booking engines and e-mails have gone out for later dates that the routing is via Dusseldorf. Can't say that this was a surprise. Possibly one for flybe to revisit but I would say that Ryanair would be a good fit

Monarch

After yesterdays press release, GIB, Innsbruck, Grenoble from last winter remain not bookable. Stockholm, Valencia, Venice and Naples are not showing after summer but Madrid, Mahon and Paphos return late March which is earlier than this year. Increases to Alicante and Las Palmas all winter, Malaga is daily all March. It does say further adjustments to come.

Cityjet

The SSJ now extends into June on SN2037/8. The RJ85 is to appear on the KLM Amsterdam but I have yet to find which flights. Major disappointment as I class that as a major downgrade compared to the scheduled 175/190/73G/73H/73j.

Swiss

Talk about Heinz! FRom various booking engines this summer shows, Helvetic 190's, F100's Swiss A320's 319's, Swiss European RJ100, BCS1's Edelwiss A320's and now even an Austrian Arrows DH8D (2 Sundays in May then a couple in June).

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Old 10th Apr 2017, 09:49
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Originally Posted by Flying Wild View Post
All 737-8MG aircraft at the moment. There have been a few ad-hoc charters recently which could account for other aircraft. Unlikely to have older model -800s based there due to some spares differences.
Agreed, there's a few charters that might give the impression that the older types are based.

For example 733 G-GDFG went to Venice and back as LS6300/6301 on 4/4. nice to see a 733 come in for a change tho
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 14:00
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Is anybody keeping a log of the Jet2 737s now based at the airport? The airline promised brand new aicraft would be based at BHX but I thought that I saw an old B738 last week.
any idea where it was promised?
an aircraft type isn't part of any pax contract, let alone a sub-type of a certain one, if Jet2 are expected to isolate fleets at bases then its going to cause some real flexibility issues when the peak season hits.

suspect whatever marketing you read probably had a little disclaimer at the bottom:
*subject to availability
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 15:15
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In the initial blurb but obviously part of a marketing ploy as PAX generally don't know A from B however it can be found here:

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Land at Birmingham Airport | Jet2.com

They're pretty adamant they're brand new tho - lol

"- FOUR BRAND NEW aircraft offering 590,000 SEATS"

"the flights will operate on FOUR of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ brand new Boeing 737-800 next generation aircraft"

"It’s fantastic to be bringing our friendly low fares, great value package holidays, plus our brand new aircraft to Birmingham Airport"

"This friendly leisure airline is in response to customer demand offering great value deals to some of the most popular sunshine routes on a fleet of brand new 737-800 aircraft.”

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Old 10th Apr 2017, 17:06
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Yes, but come on, as you surely know there's "marketingese", and there's reality! They can "base" 4 brand new aircraft, but that doesn't mean they won't be substituted, rotated or whatever through the base.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 18:30
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Absolutely agree with you on that, with you all the way! I didn't make the original reference to the new aircraft question, it was another poster who asked and then the previous poster asked for a source so I supplied.

In reality we all know it's going to be a mix of based and other standby a/c from wherever it's available. ��
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 17:16
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The PIA Islamabad Sunday service is suspended from late May, with the last Sunday flight on 14th May 2017


So back to 3 p/w for the summer
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 17:25
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March Pax/Jet 2

https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/...ngham-airport/

Not sure about these figures, certainly eye-catching as over 900K but for some reason I was expecting at least 10%. I suppose with Easter later this year it is not really like for like and taking that into account it might explain the single digit increase.

Jet2

A new aircraft operated a charter today relating to the Leicester City match tomorrow in Madrid. The actual Jet2 schedule flights were quite light considering the Easter Holidays.

Some quite strange schedules with Eurowings Vienna starting the end of March then virtually had a week off and this week United have 3 non-ops flights after going back to daily for a week.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 17:29
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The start of the Fly One service to Chisinau has been delayed until 15th July 2017

The times have changed to 11:55/13:10

Still showing as an A319, despite the Press Release showing A320
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 18:11
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"In reality we all know it's going to be a mix of based and other standby a/c from wherever it's available"
We may know but Jet 2 have conducted a huge marketing campaign in the last year, of which this has been one of the main tenets. The airport got rather cross in a tweet when I pressed them on this
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