Saturday 18 November 2017 - Global 6000 M-MBLY is an early morning visitor to the Elmdon apron

Bombardier Global 6000 M-MBLY was an early morning visitor to the Elmdon apron
when it made a fuel stop while routing from San Jose, California, to Tel Aviv, Israel

VistaJet Bombardier Global 6000 9H-VJS was an early morning arrival
from Grand Cayman before continuing onto Luton

Wijet Cessna 510 Mustang G-FBKK was a day stopping visitor arriving from Jersey and
later continuing onto Dublin - the aircraft had previously visited when it was F-GISH

Mooney M-20J G-BKMA was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron from Cambridge

easyJet Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JZX operated their flight to Geneva - its first visit to BHX

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

Blue Air Boeing 737-82R YR-BMK operated their flight to Bucharest

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOS operated their lunchtime flight from Dubai
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Tuesday 7 November 2017 - PIA Boeing 777-240LR AP-BGZ now flying in their new colour scheme

PIA Boeing 777-240LR AP-BGZ operated their flight from Islamabad
- it wears their "new" mostly white colour scheme

LGW Dash 8Q-402 D-ABQD which is still in Air Berlin colours operated
the morning Eurowings service to Dusseldorf - its first visit to BHX

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDE was a morning departure to Banjul
- its wears the "Rainbow Heart" insignia on the fuselage

Capital Learjet 45 G-UJET was a morning departure

Aerotours Piper Cheyenne IIXL D-ITEM was an overnight arrival on the
Elmdon apron operating a freight charter Photo: Paul Townsend
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Sunday 12 November 2017 - Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76 RA-76952 arrives from Seattle via Keflavik

Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76-TD-90VD RA-76952 was an evening arrival from Seattle via Keflavik....

.... bringing in specialist equipment and parts from Boeing for repairs to a Norwegian Boeing 787-9

.... initially parking on the Elmdon apron - when the tow bar was unloaded the aircraft

.... was repositioned to the Monarch Aircraft Engineering hangar for unloading - earlier....

Norwegian Boeing 787-9 G-CKNA made a brief appearance out of the hangar
Photos: Nick Broome

Sunday 5 November 2017 - DHL Air Boeing 757F G-DHKK now flying as "Hair Force One"!!

DHL Boeing 757-28APCF G-DHKK has been rolled out of the Monarch hangar
wearing additional "Hair Force One" titles and an image of James May on the
tail to promote Amazons "The Grand Tour" - it is due out to Leipzig at 1600

Primera Air announces another destination with direct flights to Toronto from Birmingham Airport

Primera Air have announced the opening of another North America destination from its new base
in Birmingham. Services to Toronto, Canada, will commence on Saturday 23 June 2018 and will be
a year round operation offering three weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Daily flights to Newark New York and four weekly flights to Boston were announced earlier in the year

Andri M. Ingolfsson, the President and Chairman of Primera Air, said: "Yet again, we are very proud
to announce our new direct routes from our European bases to Canada. Toronto will be a great
addition to our earlier announced Newark New York and Boston routes from Birmingham"

"With our brand new Airbus A321NEOs aircraft, we are opening routes previously traditionally served
only by wide-body aircrafts. With unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be
able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from the UK. At the same time, we are very
proud to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both
for leisure and business travellers"

Aircraft will provide two classes of cabin - full-service Premium and low-fare Economy, Wi-Fi and
the opportunity for all passengers to charge their devices on board

William Pearson, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: "It is welcome news that Primera Air is
expanding its choice of popular Transatlantic destinations from Birmingham by adding a new route of
Toronto.  Having only announced two routes to Boston and Newark New York in July of this year this
shows the demand that Primera Air is seeing from the Midlands. We recommend that passengers book
ahead to avoid disappointment as we expect seats  will sell quickly."

Primera Air is a scheduled operator, operating flights to more than 70 airports in Europe. Primera Air
is based in Denmark and Latvia, and is part of the Primera Travel Group that operates travel agencies
and tour operating companies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Estonia
Tuesday 24 October 2017

SAS Scandinavian Airlines to resume service from Stockholm to Birmingham Airport

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced it will resume flights to Stockholm from Birmingham Airport
commencing on Friday 30 March 2018. It previously operated the route until Friday 27 June 2014

This currently unserved route will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays using a variety
of aircraft types including 120 seat Boeing 737s

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport's Aviation Director, said: "SAS is a long standing airline at
Birmingham Airport and it's great to see an expansion of its services to include a new route of
Stockholm added to its existing route of Copenhagen"

"The Swedish capital offers something for everyone as a vibrant and cultural Nordic hub with
beautiful architecture. The city stretches across fourteen islands meaning there is stunning
scenery. It also offers great nightlife and restaurants and local warmth and hospitality"

Niko Ek, Regional Sales Manager, Scandinavian Airlines commented: "We are glad to soon
be starting our new route from Birmingham, where we have seen a growing demand from
our passengers, both traveling for pleasure and business"

Fares will start from £82.00 one way including taxes and charges

SAS schedule to Stockholm from Friday 30 March 2018

0800/0840 SK2553/2554 737 from/to Stockholm
- operates weekly on Friday
0935/1015 SK2553/2554 737 from/to Stockholm
- operates weekly on Sunday

Aircraft type subject to confirmation

Wednesday 18 October 2017

United Airlines operate their final service to Newark from Birmingham on Thursday 5 October 2017

United Airlines operated their final service from Birmingham to Newark New York
on Thursday 5 October 2017 with the Airport Fire Service marking this with a water
cannon salute as the aircraft taxied out for departure off Runway 33....

.... in return United Boeing 757 N18112 rolled its wings in salute

.... as it climbed away over Birmingham city centre

Continental Airlines - which merged with United Airlines in 2010 - commenced the route
back on Tuesday 15 July 1997 when Boeing 757 N12114 operated the inaugural flight

- Boeing 767's and Douglas DC10's have also been used on the route over the years
which at its peak was operated on a twice daily basis using Boeing 757's
Thursday 5 October 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017 - Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VNEW arrives for attention by Monarch

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VNEW was an evening arrival from Heathrow for attention
by Monarch Aircraft Engineering - this is the first Boeing 787-9 to visit BHX

Saturday 2 September 2017 - Hainan Boeing 787-8 B-2723 diverts in from foggy Manchester

Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8 B-2723 was a morning arrival when it diverted in due to poor visibility at Manchester

More photos later


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