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Old 14th Jan 2022, 16:57
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Originally Posted by ImagineIf
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.
I believe the SmartLynx was 3 A321's for BHX. But they were also getting a HiFly A321 for Manchester - I wonder if they will look at developing a relationship with HiFly above SmartLynx. Jet2 seem to like developing a relationship with an ACMI carrier - such as the relationship with Air Tanker (3 A330's for S20), Titan (4 A321's for S20) etc.
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Old 16th Jan 2022, 11:18
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Nice to see a 747-400 freighter in BHX today albeit a Bournemouth diversion but cargo is being off loaded.
Redwings 777 later too.
BHX booming on the freight.

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Old 5th Feb 2022, 18:49
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Security on stop ? (almost)

Site security was really bad this morning - BHX Twitter was super busy with complaints and the usual copy-paste answers. Surprisingly no mitigation was put in place with only 4 out of 14 scanners open. Brother off to Ireland this morning and end to end took him 2.5 hours to get through. Looking at later posts on twitter it got no better in the afternoon with the queue stretching out into the main area of the second floor.

Waiting for the COVID explanation to be coming ..............


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Old 11th Feb 2022, 18:23
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Looks like Emirates are taking over the advertising on the BHX ATC tower.

https://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk...=R5YK79OEIY700



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Old 11th Feb 2022, 20:12
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Now that's what I call an obstruction light. I think it's OTT on the requirements
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Old 12th Feb 2022, 15:11
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Perhaps to welcome back the A380?
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Old 15th Feb 2022, 11:01
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Will they, won't they?!

Apparently Flybe rumoured to be announcing their routes this week? Let's hope they also announce start dates as well! I know of a couple of people who have finished their cabin crew training

I'm assuming any routes announced are more than likely going to be in direct competition with another carrier, can't think of any ex BE version 1 routes that weren't taken over apart from a couple of seasonal French routes and the Embraer operated BER, STR, MXP and LYS.
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Old 2nd Mar 2022, 15:50
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The local pub in my village had to apply for Planning Permission for an illuminated sign. Size about 4ft x 3ft. Refused...
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Old 3rd Mar 2022, 08:05
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Ryanair twice weekly BHX to Bordeaux from late June, away based aircraft
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Old 7th Mar 2022, 16:05
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No EK 380 this year then......

EK 380
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Old 7th Mar 2022, 17:01
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No EK 380 this year then......

EK 380
If forward passenger demand is still a little weak then it makes sense to retain 2 x daily 777 especially as the Russia / Ukraine has grounded a lot of cargo capacity in the form of Air Bridge who were uplifting a fair amount of cargo from the far east. With that capacity lost, possibly for a while, cargo rates should continue to be pretty good (from a carrier perspective) and the uplift on a 777 is better I believe on a 380.

If PAX demand picks up then the fares will rise, making it a win-win situation for the airline.
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Old 15th Mar 2022, 19:48
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EK & easyjet to Faro

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No EK 380 this year then......

EK 380
Shame as if loads remain as they are 2 x 77W will mean pax going elsewhere but not Qatar if their press release is anything to go by.

3 million pax and Faro added

Wizz Craiova goes 3 per week in mid April and Wroclaw brought forward to 2 May from July

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Old 16th Mar 2022, 13:43
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Flybe

Apparently a formal announcement next week according to Belfast City press release about Flybe base there.

All routes/destinatiions will be announced and bookable from BHX and BHD. Flybe CEO makes a rather grand statement about flying to many UK and EU cities....I highly doubt that now but shows they have aspirations for growth

Hopefully all will work out for them!
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 20:32
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EasyJet have announced a seasonal flight to Nantes - two weekly (mon/fri) from June.
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Old 13th Apr 2022, 22:08
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Nantes

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EasyJet have announced a seasonal flight to Nantes - two weekly (mon/fri) from June.
Can't find it in the easyjet press releases but I can find it on a few forums although it is now bookable in the easyjet APP but only within the last hour or so and still not on the Internet site.

I think it was announced internally or to the handler.

Not great timings for UK based weekend breaks but good for Monday out-Friday return - Monday 07:45 in 08:15 out and Friday 20:00 in 20:30 out

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Old 9th May 2022, 13:04
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Problems today at Birmingham...

Airline passengers forced to wait outside airport for hours (msn.com)
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Old 9th May 2022, 14:00
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Passengers, who would have them? And whatever next, turning up for planned flights?
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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 16:27
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It is nearly a month since the last post.
The skies are busy, so BHX must be still operating?
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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 16:58
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Bordeaux

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It is nearly a month since the last post.
The skies are busy, so BHX must be still operating?
Crazy few weeks for me but other than reporting the chaos there seemed little point as such matters have been more than covered on other threads.

That aside - aircraft wise BHX has been as excellent as ever covering airliners, freight and GA (ignoring the handling side of matters).

The National 744's have finished but again still a brief and excellent addition operating to Houston (not sure who for) and as I type this another AN12 has landed plus Fleet Air of Hungary have been virtually based here this week.

GA wise you can never tell what is a BHX flight or redirected from down south but still very steady.

Another ex Flybe route started today Ryanair to Bordeaux twice a week from the French base.

Schedules continue to be flexible for the likes of KLM (cancellations), Air France (A321's and extras), Lufthansa (increase on Munich but still just below pre-covid levels), Brussels Airlines (slight increase but well below pre-covid levels), Swiss are static, Emerald up to 3 daily on Belfast City and loads are good I believe but of course it is bank holiday. Flybe are well Flybe but most flights operate usually on the right day, TUI has a brilliant schedule which has started to settle down now after the well-publicised disaster of last weekend. Jet2 are doing okay with 13 based, a few issues with 321's and I am sure they would prefer more on-time departures but again things seem to be easing.

easyjet up until Wednesday were cancelling something most days, usually an Amsterdam, Belfast, Glasgow or Edinburgh but the Med services seem unaffected.

Wizz are just missing Wroclaw which bizarrely operated 4 times in May and is back in August at an increased frequency.

Turkish to Antalya seems to be doing okay despite the lovely times and Istanbul is all over the place but usually 10-11 services per week with double daily still planned for July I believe

Emirates no change and Air India plod on with a weekly Amritsar although BHX was showing another on Wednesday which I assume was planned ages ago and cancelled.

Blue Air Bucharest was also due back in July but not checked recently to see if it still on.

Based on April stats I would say were Vueling Orly, Eurowings Prague and Stockholm were the strugglers and it will be interesting to see how they do as they might start to pick up with as summer goes on and Orly is showing some better signs but again not great flight times.

Sun Express are back to 3 per week on Antalya and Corendon have maintained their schedule where I believe some airports haven't.

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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 21:41
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Are Qatar ever likely to be coming back?
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