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User currently offlinedc10bhx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9483 times:

I have just been speaking to someone involved in Immigration at BHX (please do not ask who), who has informed me that they have been told to expect upto 5 x flights per day into BHX. Can anyone confirm this seperatley?

I know the decision about the European Hub was due but had not heard anything further than BHX was on the shortlist of Airports being considered.

If anyone can confirm this please accept my thanks in advance.

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User currently offlinesw733 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9216 times:

While I have no official news, BHX might make sense as an Air India "hub" in Europe. I mean, would BRU have made sense as a hub for India traffic in Europe? Not in my book, but Jet Airways seems to be pulling it off.

According to the UK government, BHX as a city has 61,300 people of Indian descent; the West Midlands has 199,900. The UK in total has 1.316 million. So, roughly 16% of all Indians in the UK live in the Birmingham area. Is this a huge number? No, but combined with US/Canada traffic, it could be done.



Link: http://www.neighbourhood.statistics....e&nsck=true&nssvg=false&nswid=1280


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9104 times:

Quoting dc10bhx (Thread starter):
I know the decision about the European Hub was due but had not heard anything further than BHX was on the shortlist of Airports being considered.

I thought we were done with this insanity. FRA, MUC, MXP, BEG, BHX? Just stop with the scissor hubs and concentrate on developing your INDIAN hub.

Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
Not in my book, but Jet Airways seems to be pulling it off.

9W has had to sublease most of its fleet intended for the BRU hub, remains a distant player in the BOM/DEL-North America market, and has not grown the BRU "hub" in a while. I'm not sure they're pulling much of anything off in BRU.


User currently offlineNimish From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8969 times:

There's no European hub planned for AI any more - all their flights to the US are now non-stops from India, and the flights to Europe are terminators. This plan has been finalized/ uploaded to the GDS effective the winter schedule. Of course being AI they might change their mind next month, but that would not be the normal thing to do!

User currently offlineabrelosojos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8933 times:

I think EVERY European city has by now been mentioned as the next "hub" for Air India. Stop the madness  . They finally have a sensible policy around Delhi's T3 and BHX may be in the running for a 4x service from DEL ... but there is no "hub" at play.

MaverickM11 and I will continue to agree to disagree that BRU has actually stabilized for 9W  .

Saludos,
A.


User currently onlineMaverickM11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8620 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 4):
MaverickM11 and I will continue to agree to disagree that BRU has actually stabilized for 9W

No I think we agree that 9W has stabilized in BRU, but I see it as AA "stabilizing" in STL 


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8563 times:
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BHX as a hub c'mon !!!!!!!!

No way.


User currently offlineBennett123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8503 times:

I would not have mentioned that he/she is in Immigration.

It is probably quite a small team.


User currently offlineAMS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5555 times:

BHX as a AI hub does not make sense. Air India has FRA still as a European Hub from ORD/EWR until sometime next month. After that the flights will operate Nonstop from North America to India.

User currently offlinemainMAN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5268 times:

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 6):
BHX as a hub c'mon !!!!!!!!

No more unusual as BRU as a hub for 9W.

Are we all agreed that although BHX might not become a hub, but surely would make for a logical terminator destination?!
I remember the first time AI served Birmingham, in around 1984 with 707s flying via Moscow.

Quoting sw733 (Reply 1):
According to the UK government, BHX as a city has 61,300 people of Indian descent; the West Midlands has 199,900

Not just the West Midlands but also the neighbouring East Midlands, which also has a huge Indian population


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