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by BHXRunway15
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 6553

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Thats good. Didn't see BHX coming, but should do well. Hopefully more to come from the original route EZY home! To be fair rumours of more BHX flights have been doing the rounds recently due to Flybe giving up 5 Amsterdam and 3 CDG slot pairs as part of the Virgin Connect deal. However Glasgow has ...

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by BHXRunway15
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 17127

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Air India restarted Amritsar - BHX today (15 August) after the long break. Back to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday direct and Delhi remains Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. The much rumoured return of the Friday service which used to be Delhi but this time around is supposed to Amritsar is still not boo...

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 5973

Re: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD

[quote="airbazar"][quote="seansasLCY"] Actually they did. TAP said the reason they are dropping LCY is because of poor demand as a result of Brexit. Whether we believe that or not, that's a different story :) I suppose we can forget BHX then!!!!!!!!!!!! We despair year after year...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham
Replies: 44
Views: 10121

Re: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham

I saw DEL-BHX on FR24 today, and the 787 originated at ATQ. Is the service back in this merged form until the end of the Pak closure? The service is 50% back to normal - it operated ATQ-DEL-BHX Sunday, Monday and Wednesday and DEL-ATQ-BHX Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and it has been non-ops on a ...

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 73741

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

If it's a lack of yield, to stop operating on 22nd March i.e. the Thursday before the summer timetable change is a bit strange. You'd normally wait to the end of the winter timetable before pulling the route. Remember the service was launched as 4 weekly but prior to the 1st flight the frequency wa...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham
Replies: 44
Views: 10121

Re: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham

ATQ-BHX route is temporarily suspended. It is available for booking from March 31, 2019 onward. BHX - DEL is also bookable from 1st April on certain websites and that needs to change quickly if GDS shows that they are not bookable. I just don't see how they can continue until at the very least the ...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15897

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

YYZ - BHX should a good route for a Max, if only in summer. I couldn't agree more and as a long-haul route I can't believe BHX haven't tried to persuade as AC already, as they are very proactive in this area. I still can't help thinking APD is a millstone for all regional UK airports and I know it ...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 32
Views: 8284

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

There are some odd routes that intrigue me as to why they exist. Most of these routes exist because of industry links or large migrant population. One route that I have not found an explanation for is ASB-BHX? AFAIK, there are no major business links between the two cities and no large Turkmen dias...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 15130

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

I am very unlucky then as I fly MAN-DOH often and always experience 90%LF! Not sure what to say but the previous 6 months figures are here and they are not made up - all from the CAA October 27932 - 174 per flight September 27356 - 185 per flight August - 30440 - 215 per flight July - 31082 - 219 p...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 15130

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

How is QR doing at Cardiff? I know the initial news wasn’t great since the launch. All we have to go on is the monthly CAA data which gives you the hard figures but of course nothing about yields. Qatar are struggling in the UK regions and these are November figures as published by the CAA and alth...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK, Birmingham Airport suspends flights.
Replies: 2
Views: 2017

Re: UK, Birmingham Airport suspends flights.

This happened earlier in the year described as ATC comms problems when I was returning from Glasgow to BHX. Tonight went okay with a few cancellations and diverts. Air India went to Heathrow but is now in BHX, the EK turned around before landing at MAN although the Lufthansa Frankfurt LH956 returned...

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 59031

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Does anyone know if there will be anymore new summer 2019 destinations by mainline or Rouge? I realise time is moving on for any new European summer routes but looking at the various announcements there is the odd route here and plenty of aircraft changes but new routes to Europe?

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by BHXRunway15
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77753

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Reworking the Flybe network to focus on VS/DL/AF/KL connections in the regions? That bit is definitely understandable feeding long-haul at Manchester, Glasgow (mainly summer) and Heathrow (now three domestics) but as a BHX local I would like to know what their intentions would be. BHX has between 9...

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by BHXRunway15
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN news - 2018
Replies: 631
Views: 106528

Re: MAN news Nov 2018 onwards

Manchester - Mumbai will prosper and fail on commercial grounds . Let’s see how long did that experiment of direct none stop Birmingham- Amritsar services last well just a few weeks I think and after extensive lobbying ! ????????????? BHX - ATQ is direct 3 times a week and has been for quite while ...

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by BHXRunway15
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Does BHX still get all the Irish charters for the Cheltenham horse races? Yes - flights loaded in the FR & EI websites, alas not as exciting as it used to be in the past. EI is only showing one extra flight only on the Monday and Friday but Ryanair has between 2 and 4 extra flights a day (10 Du...

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by BHXRunway15
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian suspends FLL-BCN/MAD during W18
Replies: 37
Views: 6117

Re: Norwegian suspends FLL-BCN/MAD during W18

¿How many B787's have DY in storage? I can only quote BHX but on 20 September there four, yes four 789's on the ground at the same time. G-CKNY appears to be a long term resident as it is engineless on the terminal remotes. There are only two in the moment (one inside MAEL) but the 20th saw G-CKNY,...

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by BHXRunway15
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161265

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

BHX News. VT-GHK B73H Air India is night-stopping BHX have been delivered from BFI via YYZ earlier today and is due out tomorrow. Less than a month before Air India reduce BHX from daily to 3 x ATQ and 3 x DEL with the Friday Delhi stopping and not showing again in most booking engines. This reducti...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 107
Views: 14384

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

First flew on the Q400 in December 2006 BHX-EDI and it was an hour late tech and my second flight a few years later was also late due tech but since then I have faired better although my last one was an hour late but that was due to an ATC comms failure and nothing to do with the aircraft. In genera...

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by BHXRunway15
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations
Replies: 21
Views: 5629

Re: Primera Air cancels all Birmingham operations

Stansted - Malaga ends 28 October same as BHX leaving just MAN-AGP on short-haul in the UK although you can still book BHX-KEF in winter and if the article is true, then very naughty.

Some very late Palma and Malaga cancellations in August on Tuesday/Wednesday's which is nothing short of a disgrace..

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Primera @ BHX It looks like it is all going to end in tears. Malaga ends 28 October Palma ends first week in September Barcelona - off sale and it appears it is not starting Alicante - off sale and it appears it is not starting Tenerife - off sale and it appears it is not starting Las Palmas - off ...

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

BHX update Still fast moving: - Increases - Eurowings are to add a 4th DUS at midday Monday - Friday from winter on the Dash 8 Jet2 added a short season Reykjavik in March for the Northern lights (2 return flights also GLA, NCL, LBA & MAN) Also Salzburg increased at February half-term Swiss brin...

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by BHXRunway15
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Things at BHX route wise is very fluid with SAS Stockholm apparently not coming back after the simmer break, Turkish is going back to double daily next summer with the morning flight on the MAX. BHX won't be the first to get the Turkish MAX as EDI seems to be getting it on 3 August instead but still...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in Birmingham
Replies: 15
Views: 2448

Re: EasyJet in Birmingham

I have a feeling Easyjet can't get the deal they want from BHX management. They operate a lot of city routes like AMS and CDG and it could be possible the BHX management are trying to be loyal to Flybe who do have a good operation there, also the sun routes that make up a large part of what Easyjet...

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by BHXRunway15
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Birmingham (UK) transatlantic flights axed for 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: Primera Air Birmingham (UK) transatlantic flights axed for 2018

Eurohub The BHX press release states loads have been around 70% but nothing concrete known about forward bookings https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/media-information/news/2018/06/primera-air-to-suspend-transatlantic-services-from-birmingham/ . The fares on Toronto were high for most of the summer ...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161265

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Reported on the rest of the UK thread that Air India to increase BHX - Amritsar from Saturday 5th May with a third non-stop service a week adding to the Tuesday and Thursday schedule. AI117 on a Saturday 18.15 arrival BHX and 19.45 departure for AI118. This means two Air India 787's scheduled into B...

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by BHXRunway15
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

A good week for BHX in respect of prospective 2019 based airlines. TUI 2019 the 8th based aircraft for the short-haul operation is required although one of the new routes, Split is not bookable on any platform. Long-haul is just the one based 787. Jet2 2019 Announnced by BHX as 11 based and 41 desti...

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by BHXRunway15
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft
Replies: 70
Views: 29326

Re: Norwegian switches engines on all Dreamliner aircraft

The 787 is the only Norwegian aircraft seen at BHX these days, all to MAEL with one of them virtually ever present since the 4th January: - LN-LNE 04/01/2018-12/01/2018 LN-LNA 12/01/2018-18/01/2018 LN-LNF 18/01/2018-27/01/2018 LN-LNB 27/01/2018-02/02/2018 LN-LNG 02/02/2018-10/02/2018 LN-LND 10/02/20...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Some BHX changes BMI Regional are to end Gothenburg 2nd March VLM have delayed the start of Antwerp until 26 March KLM have added a 5th daily Amsterdam from today KL1433/4 E190 service Air India revise their Delhi/Amritsar service on Tuesday (as per other threads) with Tuesday 20 February seeing dir...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment
Replies: 30
Views: 4048

Re: Level could launch from Regional UK Airports if APD is dropped by Goverment

I can't be sure if this is not just posturing by IAG but I do think some kind of change is needed to help my local (BHX) and other regional UK airports. As APD is a nice little earner for the Government it is difficult to see it dropped completely unless a band new tax was implemented. To help long-...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight
Replies: 25
Views: 3671

Re: AI to start twice weekly direct Amritsar - Birmingham flight

Although this is clearly a political decision and totally baffling to outsiders Air India might point to the CAA Stats: - 2015 130092 passengers - split not known but 724 sectors = 180 per flight or 70% load factor 2016 140338 passengers ATQ 50591 & DEL 89747 - 730 sectors = 192 per flight or 75...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air operation delayed?
Replies: 10
Views: 4676

Re: Primera Air operation delayed?

BHX Newark now believed 4 a week from 18 May and Toronto 3 a week from June with Boston September. Certain booking engines are showing the original times and frequencies but with very high fares on the days the flights won't be operating however GDS apparently confirms this. Although believed to be ...

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

BHX - Thomas Cook winter 2018/9. No doubt from the Monarch fall-out but Thomas Cook have three based aircraft next winter up one. No new flights other than Enfidha operates November, December and January whereas it has yet to start this winter (next month). The third aircraft in some systems showin...

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by BHXRunway15
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 29303

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

BHX Route wise a good start to the year for BHX after the disappointment of Icelandair with these showing as new this week: - VLM Antwerp Monday - Friday from 12 February into BHX at 12.35 out at 13.05 Primera Chania 73H short season 30 July to 10 September in 16.10 out 17.45 and it appears to a Cop...

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by BHXRunway15
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHX and TATL
Replies: 37
Views: 5102

Re: BHX and TATL

As a BHX local for the last 50 plus years I have seen plenty of airlines come and go and have nothing to add re the proximity to Manchester and London as it is fairly obvious/relevant but after 21 years of only using BHX only (all leisure), last year I tried Virgin @ Gatwick and BA @ Heathrow (Avios...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?
Replies: 29
Views: 5652

Re: Could UK to Dubai (or another UAE airport) be the next long haul single aisle aircraft low cost airline destination?

Giles I think with Primera soon to start at BHX then DWC and/or even AUH a couple of times a week in winter in place of westbound frequencies (as demand reduces) seems an obvious choice subject to route approvals.. With EK downsizing in terms of frequencies and seats at BHX and AUH not currently ser...

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by BHXRunway15
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 83
Views: 13172

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

As a BHX local it is certainly one of the more dramatic announcements which was a surprise when I was first told and good to see it was kept under wraps until late last night. Fares, config, destinations are all spot on in my opinion although £40 extra for a 32 inch seat pitch is cheeky and 30 inche...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16705

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

I agree with User001 it is a significant loss for BHX especially after losing EK41/2 (6 weeks left) but you also have to be realistic with some services and it is just a sign of the times. The 757 is getting no younger and UA26 was cancelled today due tech at BHX, coupled with the fact that others h...

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16705

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

I was a bit too pessimistic about Glasgow, it is bookable again from 5 May.

BHX ends in October and there are no plans for it to return and I can't say more than that.

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16705

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

BHX. It has gone finished , departed, ended, call it what you like but apparently not a suspension. It was bookable last night and then today winter was removed as per earlier posts but unfortunately it will not be coming back and I would also check Glasgow as well although I can't be certain about ...

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by BHXRunway15
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 515
Views: 98327

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

HB-JCA - First visit of type (BCS3)to BHX tonight or should have been but the flight was cancelled - any information as to why? It was showing on the ground Zurich with the BHX flight number per FR24 so I assume it was pretty close to getting airborne? I trust aircraft or crew issues as the weather ...

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by BHXRunway15
Mon May 22, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to go double daily A380 to BHX from 29 October 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Re: Emirates to go double daily A380 to BHX from 29 October 2017

No surprise at all and the only slightly disappointing aspect is that the announcement of removing of EK41/2 wasn't at the same time as the increase to EK39/40. The local media got hold of the reduction quite quickly. CAA April Figures are out and BHX - DXB was 70214 which was the second highest eve...

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by BHXRunway15
Fri May 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2497

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Breathe Multiple factors in respect of flying East from the UK such as Ramadan usually affects May & June and it is also rainy season in some of the popular destinations from the UK. All UK airports are usually affected, Emirates have cancelled one BHX flight until July although it only comes ba...

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by BHXRunway15
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42305

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

EK @ BHX. Apologise the delay in replying but I have been away and I realise this thread is primarily about EK's US flights. Some perspective of the Emirates BHX - DXB route. When it was last running at twice daily load factors were often high 80's to low 90's other than of course the low season of ...

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by BHXRunway15
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch starts 737 changeover
Replies: 30
Views: 13701

Re: Monarch starts 737 changeover

The 738 BHX routes are as follows per certain websites although on Monarch it still shows 174 seat-map which is the A320 config: - Monday: Faro am & Dalaman pm Tuesday: Tenerife am & Palma pm Wednesday: Mahon am & Dalaman pm Thursday: Rome am & Alicante pm Friday: Lisbon am & Mad...

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by BHXRunway15
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 136
Views: 10953

Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

Air India BHX-DEL stats 2016. Credit: the UK CAA The UK CAA figures have been out for a while and I have been waiting for the full year punctuality stats to obtain the load factor but I have given up and used the individually monthly figures. 2016 140338 passengers compared to 130092 in 2015. Number...

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