Jet2 holds a promotion in Mell Square, Solihull for their new flights from Birmingham Airport‏ in 2017

Jet2 and Jet2 Holidays held a promotion in Mell Square, Solihull, on Thursday
15 September 2015 to celebrate their arrival at Birmingham Airport in 2017....

For Summer 2017 Jet2 will be flying to Alicante, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gerona, Heraklion,
Ibiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Palma, Malaga, Mahon, Paphos, Reus, Rhodes and Tenerife

.... the event included giveaways and a competition to win free flights
Thursday 15 September 2016

Thursday 15 September 2016 - Mooney M-20R N80HW is a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron

Mooney M-20R N80HW was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron....

.... departing back to Rotterdam

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FHL operated their flight from Barcelona - its first visit to BHX

Smartlynx Airbus A320-214 YL-LCO positioned in from Gatwick to operate the Thomas Cook flight to Tenerife

Brussels Airlines Avro RJ100 OO-DWE operated their afternoon flight from Brussels
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Wednesday 14 September 2016 - WOW Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY arrives for attention by Monarch

WOW Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY is towed across the runway to the Monarch hangar....

.... it had earlier arrived from Reykjavik/Keflavik on its first visit to BHX Photo: Ron Kosys

.... for attention by Monarch Aircraft Engineering - it was initially parked in front
of their hangar while the engine cowling was removed before being towed inside
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Saturday 10 September 2016 - CityJet Avro RJ85 EI-RJY operates their weekly flight to Innsbruck

CityJet Avro RJ85 EI-RJY positioned in from Dublin to operate their weekly flight to Innsbruck

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-FHY operated their flight to Malaga

Titan Boeing 737-3L9QC G-ZAPW positioned in from Stansted to operate a cruise charter to Venice

Blue Air Boeing 737-3YO YR-BAP operated their flight to Bucharest....

.... departing off Runway 33 on a very wet morning
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American Airlines to cease their service from New York JFK to Birmingham Airport on 6 January 2017‏

American Airlines have announced that they will cease operating their daily service
from New York JFK to Birmingham Airport on Friday 6 January 2017

A spokesperson for the Airport said: "Birmingham Airport is disappointed by American
Airlines’ decision to suspend its daily New York JFK - Birmingham service"

"We appreciate that transatlantic air services are particularly competitive, however
we are optimistic that another carrier will fill this gap shortly. There remains a strong
demand from both the Midlands and North American market wanting to access these
important regions and cities"

"Birmingham Airport reminds travellers that a daily non-stop New York Newark service
continues to serve Birmingham with United Airlines, and regular connections to North
America are also available with several other carriers, including Aer Lingus, Air France,
KLM, Lufthansa and Icelandair"

"Passengers booked on American - "AA" - flights after the 6 January 2017 will be contacted
by American Airlines to make alternative arrangements or arrange a refund"
 
American began operations from Birmingham to New York on the Friday 8 May 2015
Friday 9 September 2016
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Due Birmingham Sunday 4 September 2016 on its delivery - Air India Express Boeing 737-86N VT-GHD

Air India Express Boeing 737-86N VT-GHD is planned to be delivered via Birmingham
this coming Sunday/Monday - please see below for the provisional timings
   
The aircraft flew from Boeing Field for Toronto last night/Friday so looking
good for a Sunday morning arrival into Birmingham 

SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 

0815/ N/S AI 164 73H from Boeing Field via Toronto
- delivery flight - Air India Express

MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2016 

  N/S /2200 AI 164 73H to Delhi via Sharjah
- delivery flight - Air India Express

Schedule/timings subject to change!!


Saturday 3 September 2016
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Friday 2 September 2016 - Cavok Air Antonov 74 UR-CKC is a lunchtime departure to Marseilles

Cavok Air Antonov 74TK-100 UR-CKC which had arrived on Wednesday evening....

.... was a lunchtime departure off Runway 33 to Marseilles Photo: Brett Allen

Thursday 1 September 2016

Cavok Air Antonov 74TK-100 UR-CKC spent the day parked on the Elmdon apron Photo: Mike Hollick

Birmingham Airport lights up its Air Traffic Control Tower in support of "Glow Gold September"‏

Birmingham Airport is supporting "Glow Gold September" a childhood cancer awareness
campaign. For a week from Thursday 1 September 2016 the Airport’s Air Traffic Control
Tower (ATC) on the Elmdon site adjacent to the A45 Coventry Road will be lit up gold
from dusk to dawn to support a group of parents of children with cancer

The "Glow Gold September" campaign gets iconic buildings and landmarks throughout
the UK and the rest of the World to illuminate in gold during the month of September.
Using the interest generated to spread the word on the early warning signs and symptoms

Julie Yates, mum of 16 year old Niamh who had bone cancer in 2012 and is now 4 years
in remission approached the Airport to ask for support of the campaign.  Julie says "Our
aim at "Glow Gold" has been to ensure the colour gold becomes synonymous with
childhood cancer and our awareness month September. We have been asking iconic
buildings and landmarks to illuminate gold. And have been asking charities to work
together to raise the profile of childhood cancer and improve awareness

Jo Lloyd, Commercial Director commented: "We are delighted to join in this very worthwhile
cause. Birmingham Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower is an iconic building in the Midlands
and it made perfect sense for the Airport to be involved and for us to join in and light the
tower up gold.  Hopefully with awareness more can be done to see the early warning signs
and help children and young people"
 
Julie continues "Knowledge is power, and we wish to empower parents with the knowledge
required to pick up the signs and symptoms early. We are proud to have over 190 buildings
and landmarks signed up to Glow Gold in September throughout the UK and the rest of the
world". From Birmingham Airport ATC Tower and Old Joe Clocktower to Edinburgh Castle,
Canary Wharf, Niagara Falls and the Olympic Cauldron Vancouver. Most venues will be
glowing gold on the evening of the 1st  September 2016 from dusk until dawn in tribute
to the children and families affected by childhood cancer, past and present

For more information about the "Glow Gold September" campaign click here

Friday 2 September 2016
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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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