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    STS Aviation Hangar and Expected Movements

    Not sure why this has taken so long to appear as a Press release - taking lessons from BHX PR team :( US aviation company swoops for former Monarch hangar A purpose built 145,000 sq ft aircraft maintenance hangar at Birmingham Airport has been sold to US firm STS Aviation Group. Acting on...
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    Birmingham Airport - General Thread

    BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT ANNOUNCES NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIP Birmingham Airport, the Midland’s largest airport, is delighted to announce its new three-year corporate charity partnership with locally based charity, Solihull Mind. Solihull Mind provides a wide range of services to those with mental...
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    The various changes and announcements have made their way through to the OAG schedules and this is the BHX elements on the full release on Routes online. I have not checked through but not expecting any differences to previous reports but at least everything in one place! Maybe someone can spot...
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    Wizz Air

    Some service reduction on Budapest route reported on routes online Budapest – Birmingham eff 31MAR20 Planned A321neo operation removed. A320 continues operating. Overall service reduces from 3 to 2 weekly
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    Flybe/Virgin Connect

    Some more detail on the deal and reaction from IAG and the environmental lobby
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    Flybe/Virgin Connect

    Confirmation of the deal, interesting that Willie Walsh IAG has waded in with pointed criticism of the government support. In reality the support is deferring the tax payments to provide liquidity and the bigger issue that they will look at APD with no absolute guarantee on reducing that. A...
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    Flybe/Virgin Connect

    Flybe reaches rescue deal with shareholders Troubled regional airline Flybe has struck a rescue deal with its investors and the government. The firm's shareholders, which include Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group, have agreed to put more money into the loss-making airline. Meanwhile, the...
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    Flybe/Virgin Connect

    Further new story from BBC Flybe tight-lipped over collapse threat I Lo-cost airline Flybe has declined to comment on media reports that it is in crisis talks in a bid to put together a rescue deal. According to Sky News, Flybe, which has already been bailed out once, has been struggling to...
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    Flybe/Virgin Connect

    This must question the credibility of the apparent deal that was put together only in October of last year and the parties involved. I cant believe that the key parties would allow this to happen so soon let alone be associated with this Troubled airline Flybe in survival funding talks...
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    Aegean Airlines

    Talk about feast and famine !!
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    The Jet2 story at BHX is impressive from a zero start to the 14 Base aircraft with the Summer flights and number of destinations offered in the schedule. The business model must be working for Jet2 and BHX so can be used as a template to demonstrate to other airlines that it can work...
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    Austrian Airlines

    Press release Aegean posted today :)
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    Aegean Airlines

    Official press release Birmingham Airport welcomes new route from Aegean Airlines From 3rd June 2020, Aegean Airlines will be flying direct from Birmingham Airport to the Greek capital of Athens – a brand new route for the airport this year. Aegean Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance...
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    Some previously posted old news confirmed on RoutesOnline
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    Route Development & Rumours

    While these services would be nice to have, this airline looks to be in poor financial position and recently dropped services to China returning B777 aircraft to lessor. If any got off the ground then would it last?
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