A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 (Image: The Aviation Media Co.)

Second daily Istanbul service for Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) will have a second daily service to Istanbul from March next year when Turkish Airlines doubles its flights from the Midlands airport. From the 31st March 2019 Turkish Airlines will operate a morning flight leaving Birmingham at 10:40 and an afternoon flight leaving at 17:00. The extra [read more]

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is UK’s most family friendly

Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) has been named as the UK’s most family friendly airport by Netflights.com. Netflights.com polled 2,000 British families based on their habits and experiences of using airports in the UK with children. Birmingham topped the poll thanks to 80% of its flights leaving on time in June 2018, [read more]

Fly Erbil 737 (Image: Fly Erbil)

Kurdistan startup airline Fly Erbil to start flights to UK

Kurdistan’s first airline, Fly Erbil, will commence flights to the UK next month. The startup airline operated its first flight today flying to Sweden today and will operate from Erbil International Airport (EBL/ORER) in Kurdistan to Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) from the 13th July flying via Kiev (IEV/UKKK). The airline has been supported [read more]

Primera launches at Birmingham

Primera Air to start Birmingham to New York with 757

Low-cost airline Primera Air began services from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) this week with flights to New York starting on Friday 18th May. The airline’s operation at Birmingham got underway on Monday with the first flight to Malaga and Palma from the Midlands airport. Primera, like many other airlines, is being hit by [read more]

Air Safety

Airport Safety Week underway at 50 UK airports

The annual Airport Operators Association (AOA) Airport Safety Week is underway across the UK with events taking place at 50 UK airports. The event is consists of a week-long series of events to promote the importance of safety to airport teams, visitors and customers. Events can range from tours of the [read more]

Primera Air A321neo OY-PAA

Primera Air receives first A321neo

Low-cost, long-haul airline Primera Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The CFM Leap 1 powered A321neo, OY-PAA, was handed over at a ceremony in Hamburg on Monday after which it flew to Copenhagen and Billund. The aircraft will operate transatlantic flights from the UK to destinations [read more]