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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 07:36
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New Handling Agent at BHX and FlyBe is first customer !

Flybe has appointed Assured Aviation Services as its ground handling partner at Birmingham Airport, creating more than 100 jobs.

As an airport services business, the Warwickshire-based company will provide full ground handling services for the airline including passenger, baggage, cargo and ramp handling and aircraft cleaning.

Part of the Assured Group, Assured Aviation Services currently operates from London Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow Airport.

The Flybe appointment will be the company’s first at Birmingham Airport.

Bill McPherson, head of airport and Cargo at Flybe, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Assured Aviation Services as our full ground handing service partner following a competitive tender process. The team impressed us with their commitment to safety and their enthusiasm and demonstrated an understanding of Flybe’s vision and values. We look forward to working with them over the coming months as preparations ramp up towards our launch in early 2022.”

Andy Cruise, managing director at Assured Aviation Services, added: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Flybe at this very exciting time. We look forward to delivering a safe and punctual ground handling service at Birmingham Airport, providing all Flybe customers with an enhanced airport experience.”

The contract win follows the announcement that Birmingham Airport will be Flybe’s company headquarters and first crew base.
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Old 3rd Dec 2021, 08:05
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Assuming this isn't your own handiwork, always polite to quote sources
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EZY to PMI & AGP

AGP 4 x weekly and PMI 5 x weekly both bookable April-October.

Nice to see EZY back on a couple of Med routes from BHX, maybe CFU will also appear as this operated in 2021? Don't think ALC and FAO ever got going in 2021 but I'm sure these would do well too.

Domestically, would be nice to see JER back as well, not holding my breath on NQY as I think loads were dire despite the supposed staycation boom.
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I can foresee a lot of of EZY routes but all from their continental bases. Actually convenient for the PAX - no 6.00 departures or late night arrivals.
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Airbus A380 Return

Emirates booking engine now showing the 2 class A380 returning daily on the EK39/40 service from 1st July, and the EK37/38 still remains 3 a week on the B777, however unconfirmed, the EK37/38 may go daily from the end of March.
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GIB

Eastern have loaded BHX-GIB 2 x weekly Mon and Fri starting 22 Apr until mid October, looks like a GIB based aircraft
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Itís been there for ages and looks like a schedule which was on the inside of a SOU W pattern. Who knows if itís real?
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 15:00
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Oh right well these flights are bookable so if they're not 'real' then Eastern need to update their website and take these flights off sale pronto. Hardly ethical to sell something you have no intention of providing!
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Old 4th Jan 2022, 18:36
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Oh right well these flights are bookable so if they're not 'real' then Eastern need to update their website and take these flights off sale pronto. Hardly ethical to sell something you have no intention of providing!
But airlines do that the timeÖ
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 22:19
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Emirates booking engine now showing the 2 class A380 returning daily on the EK39/40 service from 1st July, and the EK37/38 still remains 3 a week on the B777, however unconfirmed, the EK37/38 may go daily from the end of March.
Some platforms also now showing Qatar daily from 27th March - hopefully a bit more completion for EK. However not for sale on their own website so could be a glitch.

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Old 7th Jan 2022, 08:26
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Do they have enough aircraft to operate these additional flights ?
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Do they have enough aircraft to operate these additional flights ?
I think that they will have looked into that!
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 23:37
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Some platforms also now showing Qatar daily from 27th March - hopefully a bit more completion for EK. However not for sale on their own website so could be a glitch.

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Qatar flights now no longer showing on Google flights, there were never bookable anyways, so just a glitch in the system, not looking like a summer 2022 return.
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I see smartlynx is looking for cabin crew to be based at BHX and LGW January - October, so i was wondering who they are operating on behalf of this year at both BHX and LGW. They used to operate for Thomas Cook at BHX and LGW, so not sure who it is this time.
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Originally Posted by fjencl View Post
I see smartlynx is looking for cabin crew to be based at BHX and LGW January - October, so i was wondering who they are operating on behalf of this year at both BHX and LGW. They used to operate for Thomas Cook at BHX and LGW, so not sure who it is this time.
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TUI I believe. Certainly one aircraft based at BHX in summer 2022 that is unidentified on certain platforms where the others are marked 787, 73 MAX or 737

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TUI I believe. Certainly one aircraft based at BHX in summer 2022 that is unidentified on certain platforms where the others are marked 787, 73 MAX or 737

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Qatar flights now no longer showing on Google flights, there were never bookable anyways, so just a glitch in the system, not looking like a summer 2022 return.
But possibly back in time for Qatar's World Cup?
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Hans Airways Update

Emerald Media - Hans Airways rings in the New Year with a Letter of Intent on first Airbus A330-200
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Originally Posted by fjencl View Post
I see smartlynx is looking for cabin crew to be based at BHX and LGW January - October, so i was wondering who they are operating on behalf of this year at both BHX and LGW. They used to operate for Thomas Cook at BHX and LGW, so not sure who it is this time.
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Its also widely expected that Jet2.com resume a leasing relationship with SmartLynx this summer. There was a contract in place for at least 4 A321's for SU20 before the pandemic hit, the A330 is back for MAN & I expect BHX will need some extra capacity too. Crew wise however, LS usually have damp lease arrangements and put its own Cabin Crew on the lease aircraft.
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