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Old 3rd May 2020, 11:25
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Wizz restart Budapest tomorrow twice weekly which should make it a busy day with KLM, Ryanair Dublin and an Aegean repat flight assuming they all operate.

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Old 3rd May 2020, 12:54
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Compared with the amount of disease circulating in this country, any arriving now is trivial. I assume that most coming from eastern Europe are agricultural workers, and will be living on site, so automatically quarantined.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 15:26
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Originally Posted by bhxboy View Post
Looks like Naples has been withdrawn.
Surprising? I think not. What would be surprising is if anything but a handful if leisure orientated services are back up and running before September. I hope to be surprised, however I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 21:40
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
Surprising? I think not. What would be surprising is if anything but a handful if leisure orientated services are back up and running before September. I hope to be surprised, however I'm not holding my breath.
I am not sure we'll see that ! Rumblings are 2 week isolation when anyone, including Brits, return to the UK. If other countries do it you'll have to spend 2 weeks in your hotel room before you can go near a beach or bar. A two week holiday would take 6 weeks ! Who an earth is going to leave the country ? or be prepared to go another country faced with isolation on arrival ? We need some sort of health passport to remove these potential measures.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 22:14
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End game is a vaccine passport.
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Old 4th May 2020, 07:04
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear View Post
End game is a vaccine passport.
Without wishing to have this thread drift towards another covid-19 one, a vaccine, despite Trumps claims, is unlikely to be available for the general population for a long time, if immunity through antibodies is proven, then an immunity passport may be more likely in the short term. If some really effective drugs are found that treat patients and keep them out of ICUs that could also help re-open travel. On a more positive note, watching and reading the German media there are moves towards re-opening borders more widely, not just restricting movement to essential workers in several European countries, and the UK ought to follow that lead, though obviously with a time lag as we're not a the same stage in the trajectory of infections.

I just can't see how package holidays by air can really work if some of the social distancing rules aren't relaxed. Even if they were relaxed, can you imagine the cost of travel insurance for healthy passengers, let alone for people with co-morbidities?
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Old 16th May 2020, 08:59
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Airport hours increased slightly to allow a nightly freight flight to Munich, new hours are 08:00 - 01:15 between 17 May - 27 May

FTL631 departs to Munich at 01:15 and returns at 08:00 using a Flightline Spain SW4

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Old 16th May 2020, 14:54
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Ryanair's route from Birmingham to Girona is no longer on sale - possibly has been cancelled
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Old 17th May 2020, 09:10
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Originally Posted by BHX5DME View Post
EK now saying daily from 1 May with 380 and second flight a month later
we shall see
Not looking so good now:

Emirates to Permanently Decommission 40% of Airbus A380 Fleet

'Emirates will resume regularly scheduled passenger flights to just nine destinations on May 21 but has walked back plans to restart services to as many as 150 cities by mid-July. All flights are being operated by Boeing 777 aircraft and Sir Tim has said the future for Emirates’ fleet is the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.'
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Old 17th May 2020, 15:43
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Looking Grim....
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Old 21st May 2020, 15:34
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The 'old' Monarch hangar to be used to convert the RAF's 737 'Wedgetails'

Announcing the selection on 20 May, Boeing said the narrowbodies will be prepared for military service using a hangar at Birmingham airport which was previously occupied by Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL). “This work will provide good jobs for the many skilled aerospace engineers and mechanics in and around Birmingham,” says Boeing Defence UK managing director Anna Keeling. STS expects to employ around 90 new personnel in support of the activity, which will also involve Boeing staff with experience of prior Wedgetail conversions performed for Australia, South Korea and Turkey.
https://www.flightglobal.com/defence...138461.article
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Old 21st May 2020, 17:06
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The 'old' Monarch hangar to be used to convert the RAF's 737 'Wedgetails'



https://www.flightglobal.com/defence...138461.article
And the MOD will royally screw up a competent platform by going the usual bespoke route with so called UK IT and management systems rather than the tried and tested Australian, Indian and Turkish models

Expect cost overruns late entry and numerous problems and incompatibilities !

Oh and lack of compatible inflight refuelling as our Voyagers haven’t been fitted with a flying boom system as a “cost saving” by the MOD .

Even those three ancient RC135S acquired at great and unspecified cost remain totally reliant of the US and France for extended task operations - Classic
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Old 24th May 2020, 07:58
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Apart from the current based a/c have there been any flown in for storage? BOH MAN PIK SEN NWI all seem to be full up. Or has BHX missed the boat?
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Old 24th May 2020, 08:45
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
Apart from the current based a/c have there been any flown in for storage? BOH MAN PIK SEN NWI all seem to be full up. Or has BHX missed the boat?
Nothing at all stored at BHX
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Old 24th May 2020, 11:59
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Parking and restarts

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Apart from the current based a/c have there been any flown in for storage? BOH MAN PIK SEN NWI all seem to be full up. Or has BHX missed the boat?
Perhaps nobody asked especially if they prejudged due to BHX's reputation.

It would have certainly looked empty if the Flybe aircraft had ben returned to the lessor.

Update

Emirates - July removed from sale now August (mAN & GLA remain July the last time I looked)

Wizz - Most routes revised to week 1 of June but Budapest continues

Eurowings - Dussledorf pushed back again now 5th June three a week (Fr, Sun & Mon)

Lufthansa - Frankfurt 15 June but showing 3 daily was daily. No doubt that won't happen

Turkish - 10 June now - seems to be on a rolling basis

Air France - Friday 12 June HOP 190 (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun) - hopefully this one might happen

easyjet - No change Tue, Thu, Sat BFS 16 June

KLM - no change 6 or 7 weekly as now

Ryanair - no change 4 a week Dublin until the end of June when ALC & AGP showing

Occasional flights

AI113 operates today from Delhi as a Boring 77W which is a repat flight

Nordwind 77W en route from CAN via SVO and due again tomorrow which I assume is PPE

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Old 25th May 2020, 07:09
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Adding to the above list

Loganair - Aberdeen from 01 June (4 x weekly)
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Old 26th May 2020, 16:14
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The £500 million expansion programme for Birmingham Airport has been put on hold
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Old 26th May 2020, 20:15
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Brussels Airlines

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Adding to the above list

Loganair - Aberdeen from 01 June (4 x weekly)
Another one - realistic again, Brussels Airlines won't be back until at least September and should be on the Airbus which is not a surprise having dumped Cityjet

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Old 27th May 2020, 09:22
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Dont forget Blue Islands, operating the BHX - JER services daily from the 29th June.
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