Monarch announces new routes to Naples, Rhodes, Split and Valencia from Birmingham Airport

Monarch, the leading low cost airline and holiday company, has announced four
new routes for summer 2017 from Birmingham Airport with new flights to Naples
in Italy, Rhodes in Greece, Split in Croatia and Valencia in Spain

Split and Valencia are new destinations added to the Monarch network for summer
2017. Flights to both destinations will only be operated out of Birmingham Airport
for the summer season. Naples and Rhodes are already on the Monarch network
but new to Birmingham Airport for summer 2017

As well as these four new routes, Monarch will be launching new flights to Stockholm
as a new destination from Birmingham. The new flights were announced back in 2016
and the first flight is on Friday 28 April 2017 where Monarch will be the only airline
flying directly to the Swedish capital from Birmingham Airport

Marjan Schoeke, Monarch's Head of Network Development, comments: "We are
delighted to be announcing four new routes to the network from Birmingham Airport
for this summer. With the introduction of these routes we now have 30 destinations
on offer to customers flying from Birmingham Airport this summer. Monarch has more
destinations to choose from than any other airline when flying out of Birmingham. We
continually monitor our route network and feel that these destinations will be a popular
choice with our customers who fly from Birmingham and are looking for sun this summer"

David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer, at Birmingham Airport, said: "It is fabulous
news that Monarch will be adding these new routes for summer 2017 offering more choice
of destinations from Birmingham Airport.  Both Split, in Croatia and Valencia, in Spain are
unserved from the Airport so passengers will have the chance to visit these beautiful cities. 
While the routes to Naples and Rhodes offers extra capacity to passengers travelling from
their local airport.  Monarch has been a partner airline for many years and provides an
excellent service for both leisure and business passengers"

As well as adding new routes for summer 2017 and being the only airline to fly direct to
Split and Valencia, Monarch is also the only airline to fly directly to seven other destinations
from Birmingham Airport - Lisbon, Nice, Stockholm, Preveza, Gibraltar, Venice and Rome
New Monarch routes from Birmingham Airport for Summer 2017

Naples - twice weekly on Monday and Friday from 23 June 2017

Rhodes - weekly on Wednesday from 21 June 2017

Split - twice weekly on Tuesday and Sunday from 25 June 2017

Valencia - twice weekly on Thursday and Saturday from 22 June 2017

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Monday 13 February 2017 - Germania Boeing 737-75B D-AGER flying in their 30th anniversary colours

Germania Boeing 737-75B D-AGER was an early morning departure operating their flight
to Arvidsjaur via Hahn - the aircraft wears their special 30th anniversary colour scheme

Swiss Bombardier C Series CS100 HB-JBE operated their morning flight from Zurich

Lufthansa Airbus A321-131 D-AIRW which is in "Star Alliance" colours
operated their mid-morning service to Munich Photo: Chris Evans

easyJet Airbus A319-111 G-EZNM operated their flight from Geneva

Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-DEO which is in "Irish Rugby #GreenSpirit"
colours operated their early afternoon service to Dublin

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-ZBAE was an afternoon arrival from Funchal
bouncing on landing on Runway 15 in the strong crosswind

Eurowings/Air Berlin Airbus A319-112 D-ASTX operated their flight to Hamburg

Michelin Falcon 2000S F-HRLX was a lunchtime visitor to the Elmdon apron....

.... the first visit for this recently delivered aircraft

Hawker 4000 N46WC was an afternoon arrival parking up to night stop

New Woodgate/"Northern Ireland Air Ambulance" Super King Air G-NIAB was an afternoon
arrival from Belfast International - another first visit of a recently delivered aircraft

Socata TBM 930 M-ATII which is based at BHX was a lunchtime departure
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Sunday 12 February 2017 - Eurowings CRJ900LR D-ACNX operates their final "CR9" service to BHX

Eurowings Canadair CRJ900LR D-ACNX operated their flight to Hamburg....

.... this was their final planned "CR9" flight to BHX - Eurowings are transferring all
their remaining CRJ900s to Lufthansa Regional as they move to an all Airbus fleet

Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANX operated their flight from Amritsar via Delhi
arriving in the gathering evening gloom - its first visit to BHX

Swiss Airbus A321-212 HB-IOM operated an additional morning flight to Zurich
for the early start to the Half Term holidays

Air France Airbus A318-111 F-GUGI operated their morning service to Paris CDG

Thomson Boeing 767-304ER G-OBYG positioned in from Cardiff....

.... to operate their flight to Barbados

Titan Airbus A320-232 G-POWM operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour flight from Chambery

RAF Airbus A330 Voyager KC2 ZZ330 positioned in from RAF Brize Norton....

.... to operate their weekly flight to Paderborn

Broadsword Super King Air G-FSEU which arrived on Saturday evening
spent the morning parked on the Elmdon apron
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Saturday 11 February 2017 - Vueling Airbus A320-214 EC-KDG makes its first visit to BHX

Vueling Airbus A320-214 EC-KDG operated their flight to Alicante - its first visit to BHX

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-AIZT operated their delayed flight to Dusseldorf


easyJet Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JYA operated their morning service from Geneva

Freebird Airbus A320-214 TC-FHE operated their weekly flight to Antalya via Manchester

Germania Boeing 737-75B D-AGEU operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour flight to Chambery....

.... it wears addition markings advertising Erfurt Airport

Air Charter X Boeing 737-5Q8 9H-YES returned from Kuusamo, Finland, again parking up to night stop

Blink Cessna 510 Mustang G-FBKF was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron
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Friday 10 February 2017 - RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1 ZM409 makes two approaches to Runway 33

RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1 ZM409 made two low approaches and go arounds....

.... to Runway 33 during the afternoon - the aircraft wears an additional insignia

.... on the tail marking the 75th Anniversary of the forming of the Airborne Brigade
that was celebrated in 2016 - more information can be found here

.... the first approach was rather higher with the aircraft turning as it overflew the Elmdon site

Air Berlin Airbus A319-112 D-ASTX which is now on lease to Eurowings operated their flight to Hamburg....

.... while Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-AEWM which wears additional titles and insignia promoting
their "Boomerang Club" frequent flyer programme operated their afternoon flight from Dusseldorf


KLM Cityhopper Fokker 70 PH-KZI operated their lunchtime service to Amsterdam

Vueling Airbus A320-214 EC-LAB operated their flight to Barcelona

RAF Avia Saab 340AF YL-RAG and Fleet Air International Saab 340AF HA-TAG spent the day parked up

Citation Bravo D-CESA was a morning visitor to the Elmdon apron while....

.... GlobeAir Mustang OE-LNP which had arrived on Thursday was a morning departure

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Thursday 9 February 2017 - Icelandair Boeing 757-23N TF-FIC operates their flight to Reykjavik Keflavik

Icelandair Boeing 757-23N TF-FIC operated their flight to Reykjavik Keflavik
- unlike the rest of the fleet this aircraft has an all-white fuselage

Air France Airbus A318-111 F-GUGB operated their morning service to Paris CDG

easyJet Airbus A320-214 G-EZPV operated their lunchtime flight to Geneva

KLM Cityhopper Fokker 70 PH-KZB operated their lunchtime flight from Amsterdam

Eastern Jetstream 41 G-MAJW operated the return charter from Exeter continuing onto Stansted

DC Aviation Citation XLS+ D-CBBB was a lunchtime arrival from Gatwick....

.... after spending the afternoon on the Elmdon apron it departed to Schwabisch Hall
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