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Monarch, a leading low cost airline and holiday company, has celebrated the launch of four
new routes from Birmingham Airport. The airline will now fly Naples in Italy, Rhodes in Greece,
Split in Croatia and Valencia in Spain

Monarch is the only airline to fly to Split and Valencia from Birmingham with both destinations
new to the summer 2017 network and holidays are also on sale to all of these destinations

Monarch is also welcoming a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet at Birmingham. The aircraft's
first scheduled passenger flight will be on Thursday 29 June 2017 to Rome. Whilst at Birmingham
it will also be a used for flight crew training purposes ahead of the delivery of the first brand
 new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft arriving in April 2018

Flights to Valencia launched last Thursday, 22 June 2017, and will operate twice a week on
a Thursday and Saturday. Flights to Rhodes, once a week on a Wednesday, launched on
Wednesday 21 June 2017, and flights departed to Naples from Friday 23 June 2017, on
a Monday and Friday. The new destination of Split saw flights take-off yesterday, Sunday
25 June 2017, and operate twice a week on Tuesday and Sunday

This week's inaugural flights follow on from the launch of Stockholm and Porto in April 2017 with
the airline now flying to both destinations three times a week. Customers on the Valencia flight
were treated to a glass of bubbly and slice of Paella themed cake to celebrate the inaugural flight.
Monarch's Chief Commercial Officer Ian Chambers was joined by David Winstanley, Birmingham
Airport's Chief Operating Officer at check-in with customers excited to head to the Spanish city

Ian Chambers, Chief Commercial Officer at Monarch said: "We are delighted to add even more
flights and holidays to four new destinations to our Birmingham programme for summer 2017.
These new routes join Porto and Stockholm which we launched earlier in the year. Monarch is
the only airline to fly to both Split and Valencia from Birmingham Airport"

"We're really pleased to be flying a greatly expanded programme from Birmingham for the summer
with more city and beach destinations. It's also really exciting to welcome the Boeing 737-800
aircraft to the fleet for the busy summer schedule ahead of the first of our new Boeing 737 Max 8
aircraft arriving in April next year"

David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer at Birmingham Airport, said: "Monarch offers a fantastic
selection of popular European routes to our passengers from Birmingham Airport. It's great to see
them expanding this choice further for our summer holidaymakers. Valencia, Split, Naples and Rhodes
are all steeped in history as well as being popular coastal destinations with fabulous ports and beaches.
We are confident these will be very successful routes"

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Monday 26 June 2017

Posted: June 26, 2017, 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Express N2FE was a morning departure to Memphis

Global 5000 M-CVGL was a morning departure to St Petersburg, Russia

King Air D-ICMK was a day stopping visitor to the Elmdon apron

Piper Malibu LY-CHD which had arrived on Thursday was a morning departure to Barcelona

Jet2holidays Boeing 737-8MG G-JZHK positioned in from Manchester
to operate their flight to Faro - its first visit to BHX

Iberia Express Airbus A320-214 EC-LLE operated their flight from Madrid

CityJet Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B EI-FWF operated the early evening Brussels Airlines service to Brussels

BH Air/Balkan Holidays Airbus A320-232 LZ-BHI operated their weekly IT/inclusive tour flight to Bourgas

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The BHX Blog
Posted: June 16, 2017, 6:00 pm
Norwegian, the low cost airline, has marked a momentous milestone completing its first flight
in the airline's 15-year history flown by a father and son - 54-year old Captain David Kempton
and his 19-year old co-pilot and son, Alex Kempton, marking Father's Day

The pair from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, flew 180 passengers on a brand-new multi-million pound
Boeing 737-800 aircraft, on a 4.5-hour flight from Tenerife South Airport to Birmingham Airport

Alex Kempton became the youngest pilot at Europe's third largest low-cost airline at the age of 19
last September, just two years after starting flight school. Alex was offered his first professional pilot
job from Norwegian at 18, just a week before his 19th birthday, and only two years after watching
aircraft at Coventry Airport with his dad as a young aviation enthusiast

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP EI-GBF touches down at Birmingham Airport after its flight from Tenerife
Norwegian arranged for David and Alex to fly together from Tenerife to Birmingham Airport as part
of Alex's flight training as David is a training captain, giving him the chance to train his son at his first
airline job. David Kempton, 54, has 30 years' flying experience logging more than 14,000 hours which
has seen him work for several airlines and fly private jets for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney and 90s
pop groups. He joined Norwegian in 2013 and is the most senior pilot at Norwegian's Tenerife base

David Kempton, Base Chief Captain, Tenerife at Norwegian said: "It's truly an honour to take to the
skies and share the cockpit with my son as Norwegian pilots. I've always been fascinated with flying
and I've encouraged Alex to share my aviation passion at every opportunity so this is an extremely
proud moment. I'm very grateful to Norwegian for not only giving my son the opportunity to take-off
his flying career but also arranging for us to fly together on this special flight"

Alex Kempton, First Officer at Norwegian said: "I never would have thought my first pilot job would
involve getting trained by my dad as this has never been done before at Norwegian. From following
my dad to work at an early age to flying a brand-new Norwegian aircraft together is a little daunting
but very exciting. It's even more special that I flew alongside my dad into Birmingham Airport where
he spent his whole career before joining Norwegian"

David and Alex grew up in Warwickshire and share many hobbies beyond the cockpit which includes
playing rugby, golf and the piano. The pair also like to go from flying to fly-fishing when time allows
from their busy schedules. The Kempton's are truly a 'high-flying' family as David's dad had a passion
for flying and his daughter, Alex's older sister, is currently a cabin crew member with another airline
and is married to a pilot
Wednesday 14 June 2017

Posted: June 14, 2017, 5:00 pm

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