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    Turkmenistan Airlines

    Not sure if this post on routesonline.com is confirmation of the reduction from 2 to 1 or a cancellation of the remaining 1 weekly service ? Ashgabat – Birmingham 13MAR20 – 01MAY20 1 weekly cancelled
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    Loganair

    See earlier post, the detail was in this article
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    Eastern Airways

    Interesting as Loganair seem to have already grabbed this route, two carriers ?
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    Loganair

    Also Loganair taking on BHX to Inverness and it mentions that Easyjet may increase frequencies on GLA and EDI Unless I am looking at Loganair booking site incorrectly, it looks like they are already booking both routes
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    easyJet

    This has to be the time but there could be several factors that work against it, coronavirus and their available aircraft capacity. If they don't take it up then we may have to wait for a long period of time in the future. There will be other potential bases that they may choose over BHX so...
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    Lost Routes

    A snip from quote last night, some limited hope (this is posted to BHX airport Important updates section of the web site) A spokesperson for Birmingham Airport said: “It is with regret to receive the news that flybe has collapsed and therefore ceased trading with immediate effect. “Our...
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    Birmingham Airport - General Thread

    Plans in for Solihull’s HS2 station Plans to build the new HS2 station in Solihull have been handed in to the council. The Interchange Station, located 1.2 miles east of the NEC campus and Birmingham Airport, will be made up of two 415 metre long island platforms, offering four platform...
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    TUi Airlines UK

    From the BHX web site TUI AIRWAYS FIRST FLIGHTS RETURN TO EGYPT’S SHARM EL SHEIKH 19 February 2020 TUI - The world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s largest holiday provider has today launched flights back to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from Birmingham Airport. The Boeing 737-800 took off...
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    Qatar Airways

    :rolleyes: Those deep pockets have seen them increase their stake in IAG to 25.1% . Maybe we will see BA return to BHX in the future after all
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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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    Jet2.com

    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

    Some more detail on the deal and reaction from IAG and the environmental lobby https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51117885
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    Flybe

    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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