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User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7822 times:

Thought I would start a thread for any BHX updates:

New Services Confirmed

Aerosvit to Kiev 2 x weekly commenced
SkyEurope to Krakow 2 x weekly from April 06
Monarch Scheduled to Almeria, Murcia and Mahon from Summer 06
FlyJet to Amritsar (via Baku) 1 x weekly - commenced
United European to Amritsar (via Bucharest) - awaiting start date
Adria Airways to Ljubljana 1 x weekly from 17th May
Thomsonfly to Palma 7 x weekly from summer 06

Confirmed Upgrades

Emirates lunchtime rotation to go to 777-300ER from July 06 - Oct 06, evening rotation to remain A330-200
Mahan Air upgraded from A320 to A310 on 2 x weekly service to Tehran
Monarch Scheduled Malaga service expanding to 12 x weekly from summer 06

Strong Rumours

Aer Lingus to Cork from Summer 06
Air India to Amritsar to expand from 3 to 6 x weekly pending aircraft availability
Air India to Toronto to expand from 3 to 6 x weekly pending aircraft availability
Germanwings to Berlin from Summer 06
Jet Airways to Amritsar 3 x weekly
PIA to Islammabad to go 7 x weekly from current 4 x weekly

Misc News

Saudia are flying various Hadj charters to/from Medina with 747-400s throughout late December and again in late Jan
FlyBE to base new Embraer 195's from summer 06

Bad News Section

Continental to reduce frequancy on EWR service from 14 to 10 x weekly
BA Citiexpress dropping Rome and Vienna
Due to Boeing strikes Emirates are using an A330-200 instead of B777-200 from Jan 06 on the lunchtime rotation

Infastructure

New remote parking area under construction next to T2
Extension to T1 under construction to expand general facilities
Masterplan unveiled - headlines are:
400m Extension to existing runway to be in place for 2012
2nd reasonably short runway (not planned until 2020 at earliest)
3rd Terminal building next to T2 - no proposed dates that I'm aware of
'Metro' tram interchange at Bham International railway station

Consultation has begun and will run until the end of March 06 when the airport plan to begin work on the planning applications.


Please feel free to add anything I may have missed

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User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7786 times:

Aer Lingus to Cork is already confirmed.

Doubt you will see Germanwings to Berlin, they are dropping the route to CGN already.

Alex


User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 902 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7770 times:

I am amazed at the strength of Amritsar (looks like 8 a week) . I hope they promote the YYZ service and One of my wish lists is YYC/YVR . It used to run with a Monarch 720 in the early days!!

User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

BHXForever,

Not heard anything but positive noises from Germanwings, where have you heard Cologne is going, last I heard it was near full on each route ?


User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7591 times:

RDWooty,

Bear in mind the propsed new routes to Amritsar are in addition to the 12 x weekly currently operated by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Slovakian bia their respective home bases and the 3 direct weekly flights flown by Air India. A very strong and lucrative market...


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7560 times:

Great post btw

Quoting Hammerb32 (Thread starter):
Emirates lunchtime rotation to go to 777-300ER from July 06 - Oct 06, evening rotation to remain A330-200

When will EK change the a/c to the 77W?
So this means BHX will receive F class on board the 77W's, or will EK use the two class 77W?

Quoting Hammerb32 (Thread starter):
FlyBE to base new Embraer 195's from summer 06

How many 195's will Flybe base at BHX?

Quoting Hammerb32 (Thread starter):
PIA to Islammabad to go 7 x weekly from current 4 x weekly

I would like to see PIA bring the 772 to BHX, how are the loads?

Any more input in Jet services, I heard they wanted to fly the exact same route as AI (without the YYZ addon)? I would like to see them link up Mumbai (BOM) with BHX!

Any more idea on the possible introduction of either Gulf Air (Gulf Traveller), Etihad or Qatar Airways into BHX?

BHX needs another middle eastern carrier, it seems EK is doin very well!

Rob!

[Edited 2005-12-17 17:59:57]

User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7481 times:

Quoting Hammerb32 (Thread starter):
Emirates lunchtime rotation to go to 777-300ER from July 06 - Oct 06, evening rotation to remain A330-200

That's interesting, I am due to travel on EK 39 DXB-BHX on 11/08/06 and the schedules are saying its a two class 772. So who's right? Be fanatastic to fly a 773 ER

I look forward to hear your responce.

With Regards,
Alex.B


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7441 times:

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 6):
That's interesting, I am due to travel on EK 39 DXB-BHX on 11/08/06 and the schedules are saying its a two class 772.

EK havn't released their schedules from March and onwards in 2006 yet, so most likely Hammerb32 is right  Smile

I'm looking forward to the new EK 2006 schedules  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7201 times:

B742

PIAs loads from BHX are doing very well, it is my understanding though that the A310s will remain in the near future but with more services.

Not sure on the exact numbers of E195s that will be BHX based, they're replacing the 146s so I'm guessing ultimately around 8, will post back if I hear any timescales.

As for EK, it all should be confirmed by the airline very soon.


User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7176 times:

I think a BHX-DEL would do well too.


Boston, USA
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7068 times:

Cloud4000, AI already fly BHX-DEL with 772s.

User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6906 times:

Quoting Bhxforever (Reply 10):
Cloud4000, AI already fly BHX-DEL with 772s.

I should have been written more clearly: I think a non-stop BHX-DEL would do well too.

The route AI flies goes via Armistar.



Boston, USA
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 6891 times:

Question...anyone know the planned programme for BHX-Egypt flights for summer 06 and winter 06/07?

Thanks in advance

Horus



EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6841 times:

S06

SSH

TUE 1100-2305 KM4210 A320
THU 0900-2055 FCA206 B757
THU 1000-2150 TOM3447 B767
SUN 1555-0405 MYT527 A320

LXR

MON 1200-2355 ????????? ????
WED 1220-0020 TOM3065 B767


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6827 times:

Thanks Bhxforever. Great to see Britannia Airways/Thomson/Thomsonfly using their B767s from BHX to Egypt. I'm surprised they're using a B767 on the route to Luxor though considering this is the summer season (temperatures easily reach 50°C). I am surprised at the lack of services to TCP and HRG.

Horus



EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6698 times:

Horus,

There were plans for a Taba and Hurghada service but these were dropped recently. I cant remember the reason, but im pretty sure it wasnt because of poor bookings.


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6554 times:

Bhxforever, yeah I was sure I had heard about a BHX-TCP route but kind of doubted myself. It would be interesting to hear why HRG/TCP plans were cancelled...

Horus



EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6526 times:

Aer Lingus to ORK is confirmed. Seems to be 3x weekly. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Gaz

[Edited 2005-12-22 21:22:19]


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6419 times:

Also although news from a while ago, LH are increasing services to Dusseldorf with an extra daily flight each weekday.

Cloud4000

BHX - Delhi would do very nice indeed as would Mumbai I suspect, equally I think Toronto and Vancouver have bags of potential from BHX.


User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1090 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6363 times:

what are the chances of more long haul metal birmimgham ??

User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6246 times:

BHXDTW

I would say more services to India is when rather than if by either AI or Jet, outside of that I see nothing on the horizon, although another Mid East or North American service is always a possibility.


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