Primera Air A321neo OY-PAA
England

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]

Jet2 Boeing 737-800 G-JZHH
England

Jet2 increases flights at BHX, EMA and MAN

Low-Cost airline Jet2.com has announced it is increasing flights at some airports and adding a new route at East Midlands in the 2nd half of Summer 18. Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) sees increases on 5 routes with Corfu increases to twice-weekly, Iraklion, Mahon and Rhodes to four-times-per-week and Zakynthos up to [read more]

Primera Air increases Max9 order to 10
England

Primera Air cancels Birmingham to Boston launch

Danish low-cost carrier Primera Air has cancelled its planned launch of its Birmingham to Boston flights. The planned 3 times per week service from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) to Boston (BOS/KBOS) was due to begin on 22nd June 2018. The transatlantic route would have been operated by an Airbus A321neo. Birmingham [read more]

2017 was busiest year in Birmingham Airports history
Civil Aviation

2017 was busiest year in Birmingham Airports history

2017 at Birmingham Airport was its busiest ever with nearly 13 million passengers passing through the airport. In total, 12,983,436 passengers travelled through the Midlands airport over the year, an increase of 1.3 million passengers over 2016 which equates to an 11.5% rise. The busiest month was August which saw [read more]

VLM to launch Birmingham to Antwerp flights
England

VLM to launch Birmingham to Antwerp flights

VLM Airlines has announced it will begin flights from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGDBB) to Antwerp (ANR/EBAW) from the 12th February 2018. Belgian based VLM Airlines (VO/TCW) will operate a daily weekday service (Mon-Fri) between the two cities using a Fokker 50 aircraft. The port city of Antwerp is on Belgium’s River [read more]