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Old 1st Apr 2021, 11:39
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Eurohub BHX

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to pick people brains again if possible, this time about the Eurohub terminal at Birmingham.

So I know when it opened and the reasons behind this - BA's attempt at a hub-and-spoke system back in the 90's.

However I'm trying to gather some information regarding the terminals operation after BA's departure.....

- When was the 'Eurohub' name dropped? Was this after BA's departure or before this?
- The terminal then became known as Terminal 2 before the two terminals were integrated in May 2011. What is the terminal now known as? Just a pier?
- Other airlines that have used the terminal/pier over the years - I know Air France and KLM were there for a while. Flybe, Jet2 and Ryanair. Any others?
- Any other information regarding the terminal.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 13:28
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Another query to add to my list -

- When did BA operate from BHX to JFK?
- When did AA operate from BHX to ORD?
- When did BA sell their shares in Eurohub?
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 09:10
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Originally Posted by EZYA319 View Post
Another query to add to my list -

- When did BA operate from BHX to JFK?
- When did AA operate from BHX to ORD?
- When did BA sell their shares in Eurohub?
Re BHX to ORD, not sure of the precise dates but I took that service twice, both in either 1994 or 1995. I remember both being a dream to fly on as a Y pax because the cabin was not more that 50-60% full so on all 4 sectors I had one of the window seat pairs on the 767 to myself
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 09:31
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Originally Posted by Bonkey View Post
Re BHX to ORD, not sure of the precise dates but I took that service twice, both in either 1994 or 1995. I remember both being a dream to fly on as a Y pax because the cabin was not more that 50-60% full so on all 4 sectors I had one of the window seat pairs on the 767 to myself
AA were still operating ORD-BHX through Eurohub in September 2001; I flew back on 10 September 2001, the flight as I recall it, was les than half full down the back, and very much in contrast to the flight I took outbound 5 or 6 days earlier. If I recall correctly the service didn't last much longer after 11.9.2001, if it indeed operated again, I'm not sure about that.

BA began the JFK service using a 763, then subsequently reduced capacity to a 757 operating BHX-JFK/YYZ. The dates are hazy but I'm sure I can dig them out. Give me a few days.
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Old 10th Apr 2021, 16:22
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Originally Posted by EZYA319 View Post
Another query to add to my list -

- When did BA operate from BHX to JFK?
- When did AA operate from BHX to ORD?
- When did BA sell their shares in Eurohub?
Did BA ever fly BHX>JFK?

EDIT: Further research suggests a VC-10 service in the late sixties by what would then have been BOAC. Based on books I have from the seventies it has ceased before 1974. Given the then length of the runway I'd wonder whether payload/range was there for non stop. Possibly via Prestwick?
Link about the Eurohub here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20101009...980s-2000.aspx
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Did BA ever fly BHX>JFK?
They most certainly did, started with a 763 then a 757. I seem to recall the 757 was named "Sir Simon Rattle" after the then conductor of the CBSO who's next position was conductor for the Berliner Philharmoniker.
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 17:48
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Eurohub will be BHX red terminal from next week, this alongside our red hotels should see some interesting movements and some potentially transferred from other airports :-)
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