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British Airways flights to Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma take off from Birmingham Airport

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport pictured with the crew on the inaugural British Airways flight to Florence, Captain Richard Humphreys, first officer Claudia Zonneyville and cabin crew Rina Ottsman and Michael FishBritish Airways has returned to Birmingham Airport - when flight BA7025 took off from Birmingham Airport for Florence, Italy on Saturday 20 May 2017 it marked a significant return to regional flying for British Airways. It was the first of four new regional routes launched from the Midlands this weekend and the first time British Airways' colours have been seen at the airport for a decadeBirmingham Airport ensured there was a party atmosphere for the first flight by celebrating with a huge cake showcasing the four new destinations operated by British AirwaysThe airline last flew from Birmingham in 2007 when the regional airline business was sold to Flybe, although Vueling and Iberia Express, subsidiaries of British Airways' parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), started up services and Aer Lingus has continued to operate to Dublin from Birmingham Airport since 1949The inaugural British Airways service to Florence was the first of the new routes to take off followed by flights to the popular Spanish sunspots of Malaga, Ibiza and Palma providing more than 17,000 seats to the sun from Birmingham this summer. Flights are operated at weekends by modern Embraer 170 and 190 jet aircraft, with Eurotraveller and Club cabins and two abreast seating so everyone can have either an aisle or window seat Luke Hayhoe, British Airways' general manager commercial and customer, said: "This weekend marksthe start of a very busy summer for us in the UK regions and we are very excited to be returning to Birmingham after a 10-year gap and after the successful launch of flights from Stansted last year""Florence is a brand new city to be served from Birmingham Airport and is proving to be very popular with customers alongside our flights to three of the most sought-after Spanish destinations"Paul Kehoe, CEO, Birmingham Airport commenting on the return said: "Today is a momentous day for Birmingham Airport. To see the British Airways tailfin on the ground after ten years is great news for the region and adds to the other IAG carriers already here.  The introduction of four routes for the summer season ensures passengers have more choice on popular routes from the Airport and additionally have the chance to visit the beautiful city of Florence, which was previously unserved" www.britishairways.comSaturday 20 May 2017
Author: Gordon Stretch
Posted: May 20, 2017, 5:00 pm

Thursday 18 May 2017 - Boeing 737-82R TC-AAY arrives on delivery to Monarch - to become G-ZBAV

Boeing 737-82R TC-AAY was a morning arrival on delivery to Monarch - ii is due to become G-ZBAV........ when it enters airline service in June 2017 based at BHX - the former Pegasus Airlines aircraft arrived from their base at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Photo: Matt WaudbyBlue Air Boeing 737-79P YR-BMA operated their flight to Bucharest - its first visit to BHXEurocopter Dauphin 2 G-DOLF was an afternoon visitor to the Elmdon apronBHX regular Eurocopter Dauphin 2 EI-GJL was an afternoon arrivalBirmingham Airport Photo Blogto see more photos "click" HERE to go to the homepage The BHX Blog
Author: Gordon Stretch
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:00 pm

Tuesday 16 May 2017 - AirTanker Airbus A330-243 G-VYGL now flying for Jet2

AirTanker Airbus A330-243 G-VYGL lines up to depart on the final stage of its delivery flight to Jet2........ at Manchester - it had earlier arrived from RAF Brize Norton after a flight over the Irish Sea.... the aircraft has been leased to Jet2 for the summer 2017 season and will be based at Manchester.... it parked on Stand 85C for its short visit to BHXCityJet Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B EI-FWE operated the early evening Brussels Airlines service to Brusselsbmi regional Embraer 145EP G-RJXC operated their flight to NurembergEurowings Europe Airbus A320-214 OE-IQD operated their service from ViennaKLM cityhopper Fokker 70 PH-KZS operated their early evening flight from Amsterdam Fleet Air International Saab 340A HA-TAD was an evening departure to ChateaurouxCitation CJ2 D-IPVD was an afternoon visitor operating a priority freight charterPiper Turbo Navajo B N95TA was an afternoon arrival from Biggen Hill parking up to night stopBirmingham Airport Photo Blogto see more photos "click" HERE to go to the homepage The BHX Blog
Author: Gordon Stretch
Posted: May 16, 2017, 6:00 pm

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