Thursday 25 August 2016 - Pilatus PC-12 M-YAKW is an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron

Pilatus PC-12 M-YAKW was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apron....

....arriving from Gloucester and later departing to the Isle of Man

Arcus Air Embraer Phenom 100 D-IAAT was a lunchtime arrival from Liverpool

Icelandair Boeing 757-27B TF-FIW operated their flight to Reykjavik/Keflavik

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FHU operated their flight to Las Palmas

Birmingham Airport welcomes "11 million passengers in a year" for first time in the airport's history

Birmingham Airport has broken through the rolling "11 million passengers in a year"
total just a year after breaking the 10 million passenger mark in August 2015 - this
represents a 10.2% increase compared with the same period last year

The airport has also recorded its busiest single day to date on Friday 19 August 2016
when 44,767 passengers travelled through the terminal - the previous busiest day was
on Friday 28 August 2015 

The eleven-millionth passenger, James Sheffield from Edgbaston in Birmingham, set
the milestone on Friday 19 August 2016 as he checked in for his United Airlines flight
to San Francisco (via Newark). He was treated by the Airport to a slap up meal and
a magnum of champagne
Birmingham Airport's Head of Communications, Justine Howl is pictured with the millionth passenger, James Sheffield
and United Airlines' Birmingham Supervisor, Anna O'nions and Customer Service Agent, Chris Thacker
Mr Sheffield, who was jetting off to visit friends in San Francisco for a week-long holiday,
said: "Now that was a check-in with a difference! I wondered what was happening when
I arrived at the desk and airport officials approached me, but what a fantastic surprise.
It's kicked off my holiday brilliantly and I look forward to enjoying my huge bottle of
champagne with friends when I return"

Birmingham Airport's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Kehoe, said: "Reaching 10 million
passengers last August was a big milestone in the airport's history but reaching
11 million is an absolute game changer. It shows that demand for flying to and from
the Midlands is rapidly rising and this is only expected to continue as national and
international investment in the region continues and the Midlands Engine powers on"

"We have celebrated a huge amount of accomplishments recently, including welcoming
an astonishing thirteen new airlines to the airport, creating an even stronger network of
global routes. We now have over 440 direct or one-stop flights globally with 50 airlines
and proudly handle the magnificent Airbus A380 and Boeing "dreamliner" aircraft daily"

"The future is exciting as we focus on the next milestone - twelve million passengers
- and we will be working very hard over the next year to deliver even more connectivity
for our region's business and leisure travellers"

Over the last 12 months, long-haul traffic has increased by 26%, with particular growth
seen on services to the Middle East (+34.1%), North America (+32.6%) and Europe
(+10.8%). Low cost flights increased by 11.5%, scheduled services overall grew by 6.9%
and charter by 2.4%. Monthly passenger number records have been broken consecutively
for the last seventeen months at Birmingham Airport
Monday 22 August 2016

Sunday 7 August 2016 - RAF Airbus A330 Voyager KC2 ZZ335 is an afternoon arrival from Paderborn

RAF Airbus A330 Voyager KC2 ZZ335 was an afternoon arrival operating a flight from Paderborn
- it had earlier positioned in from RAF Brize Norton on its first visit to BHX Photo: Ian Bowley

Sunwing Boeing 737-86J C-FWGH operated the Thomson flight to Faro where it swapped over
with Dublin based Sunwing Boeing 737-86Q C-FEAH to bring its time at BHX to an end 

Wizz Air Airbus A320-232 HA-LPU operated their flight to Bucharest

Ryanair Boeing 737-73S EI-SEV operated their early morning service from Dublin
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Monday 1 August 2016 - Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-AIZR now flying for BVB 09 Borussia Dortmund

Eurowings Airbus A320-214 D-AIZR operated their evening service from Dusseldorf - they have
recently become the "Official Airline" to Bundesliga football club BVB 09 Borussia Dortmund with
this aircraft being repainted in their colours to operate as the team aircraft

FC Barcelona fly into Birmingham Airport on Cello Boeing 737 G-MISG for their visit to St George's Park

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi walk from the Marshall Aviation Services Terminal at Birmingham Airport Photo: FCB

FC Barcelona - the current Spanish La Liga Champions - flew into Birmingham Airport on Monday

at the start of a week's training at the FA's St George's Park facility in Staffordshire....

.... the first team - including Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi - arrived from Barcelona on board
Cello Boeing 737-3L9 G-MISG which is in a 62 seat VIP configuration

.... parking at the Marshall Aviation Services VIP Terminal on the Elmdon apron

.... and where soon on their way to St George's Park - The FA National Football Centre

Monday 25 July 2016

Monday 18 July 2016 - Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-LZM operates their flight to Alicante

Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-LZM operated their flight to Alicante....

.... departing off Runway 33 - its first visit to BHX

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FJP operated their flight to Malaga in place
of AirExplore Boeing 737-8AS OM-GEX which usually operates this service

Bright Flight Antonov 26B LZ-FLA was an evening departure operating a freight charter to Sofia

Gulfstream N85V made a brief evening visit to the Elmdon apron arriving
from Lansing, Michigan, before continuing onto Stansted
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Tuesday 12 July 2016 - Rose Air Antonov 26B LZ-ABJ is a morning arrival operating a charter from Leipzig

Rose Air Antonov 26B LZ-ABJ was a morning arrival operating a freight charter from Leipzig....

.... parking up to night stop on the Elmdon apron Photos: Ron Kosys

.... and joining Bright Flight Antonov 26B LZ-FLL and Bin Air Metro III D-CSAL
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Wednesday 6 July 2016

RAF Airbus A400M Atlas C1 ZM403 made two low approaches and go arounds Photo: Mike Hollick

Friday 1 July 2016 - Egyptian Air Force CASA C-295M SU-BSE/1188 is a lunchtime arrival from Rome

Egyptian Air Force CASA C-295M SU-BSE/1188 was a lunchtime arrival from Rome....

.... parking up on Stand 77 for a weekend stay Photo: Mike Hollick
More photos later

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Thursday 23 June 2016 - Air Berlin Airbus A320-214 D-ABNY operates return charter to Stuttgart

Air Berlin "Sharklet" Airbus A320-214 D-ABNY positioned in from Berlin Tegel....

.... to operate the return charter to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf

.... its first visit to BHX

Air France Airbus A320-214 F-GKXS operated their delayed morning service to Paris CDG....

.... the aircraft has recently been repainted into "Skyteam" colours

AlbaStar Boeing 737-4K5 EC-LNC operated their IT/inclusive tour flight to Palma

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FHS operated their flight to Madrid

Emirates Airbus A380-861 A6-EOY operated their flight from Dubai while....

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCU operated their flight from Doha - its first visit to BHX

Challenger 650 HB-JSF was an evening arrival when it positioned over from Coventry

DC Aviation Citation XLS+ D-CNNN was a day stopping visitor from Stuttgart on the Elmdon apron
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Solihull dancers enter Dance World Cup with help from Birmingham Airport Trust Fund‏

Andy Holding, Birmingham Airport’s Corporate Responsibility Manager, with dancers from Spotlight Stage School
Birmingham Airport has awarded Spotlight Stage School, based in North Solihull, with a grant to
support them in representing England at the 2016 Dance World Cup in Jersey later this month

Spotlight is an independent part-time stage school where aspiring performers can train in all
aspects of theatre arts. Starting with just 60 pupils the school now provides tuition to over
400 youngsters on a weekly basis

Vicky Richards, Principal and Founder of Spotlight, said: "Pupils attend classes for fun and fitness,
to make friends, to increase self-confidence or with a view to becoming a professional performer
or teacher of theatre arts. There is no audition to become a member as there are different classes
to cater for all ability ranges"

"We are totally overwhelmed to receive this grant and extremely grateful to Birmingham Airport’s
Trustees. The money will help us with the cost of the outfits that will be required for various
competitions, particularly the Dance World Cup this month"

Andy Holding, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Birmingham Airport, said: "The Trustees decided
to award Spotlight with this funding as Vicky and the team do an incredible job to teach young people
to dance to a very high standard. The dedication and commitment shown by both teachers and pupils
is heart-warming and the opportunities these children receive are life changing. This is very much in
line with our Corporate Responsibility Strategy of developing local communities and promoting health
and wellbeing in the area"

"We wish them a huge amount of luck in the Dance World Cup and we look forward to hearing about
how many medals they bring home this year"

The funding awarded, forms part of the Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund which awards
grants of up to £3,000 to community groups in areas most affected by the Airport’s operations. Each
year the airport contributes £75,000 to the Community Trust Fund. Additionally any charges made
to airlines which breach night noise regulations, are added to the fund

The next available round of Trust Fund awards will be made in October 2016. The closing date
for receiptof completed applications is Friday 26 August 2016. More information is available 

on the Birmingham Airport www site here

Monday 27 June 2016
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