BHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1094 posts, RR: 5 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3065 times:
Ok I know this is a boring topic for some,
but I was hoping someone could enlighten me on anything at BHX ?
any rumours for new carriers ? what ever happened to Gulf Trav ?? pleeeeease dont tell me they're going to go to MAN instead... I will pull my hair out if they do !!
any long haul / european news ?
anything, please... I beg you !!
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6985 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3011 times:
Meanwhile, the private sector airline has sought Government permission to operate a daily flight to Singapore from Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. It also plans to operate a three-times-a-week flight on the Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham sector.
"We plan to operate flights to Singapore and Birmingham from the forthcoming winter season. The airline plans to utilise a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Singapore, while the Airbus A-340 aircraft will be used to operate to Birmingham," Luethi said.
Quoting Oly720man (Reply 1): Weren't Jet Airways thinking of a BHX service (reported here recently)?
Yes, on the exact same route as AI (Except YYZ I think) and on opposite days to AI's service! I don't think a A340 can land and take-off at BHX, so one of their future 332's might be a better option! (Shame, I wan't BHX to get a A340) Seems strange to operate the exact same route, at least they should fly from BOM?
I've also heard that AI wan't to go daily at BHX!
I've also heard that AA are considering a move back to BHX (Very much doubt it though )
Also I would'nt be suprised if QR started services from DOH using a 332 next year, they still have 332's on order so can use one to BHX!
Also EY has shown intrest in BHX, maybe a 332 service from AUH!
Gulf Traveller were not able to start ops at BHX, they pulled out due to EK and other stronger airlines showing intrest at BHX! (They planned to start last April)
I've also heard that Mahan air is looking at adding more services to BHX, they have just opened a UK HQ in BHX!
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2632 times:
Just heard that Jet will be flying to the subcontinent and will have special fares.....Sorry to see that CO have dropped some of the second services. They only were due to operate four days a week but fancy not operating from BHX to EWR two services on a Friday?? I do know they have reduced the availability of the lower fare seats and now we have to book London/Manchester for the shopping deals...Not good for Birmingham who seem more inerested in the "ethnic" Market above all
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4127 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2508 times:
Quoting Flydubai (Reply 9): Would Air Jamaica show any interest in Birmingham when they get their 777s?
Doubt it. They fly from Heathrow and Manchester? (Or have they dropped that). As Birmingham is somewhat in between and can be reached within a couple of hours, i don't think Birmingham would be ideal for them, as, unlike Emirates and the like (who do serve LHR, LGW, BHX and MAN), they aren't going to have that many aircraft. How many do they have on order, out of interest?