BHX celebrates new easyJet base

easyJet opened a new base in Birmingham on Monday 18 March, introducing six new routes during its first week of operations. 18 March: Antalya (2-weekly) 19 March: Alicante (2-weekly) 19 March: Barcelona (3-weekly) 19 March: Tenerife (2-weekly) 20 March: Larnaca (2-weekly) 21 March: Enfidha (2-weekly) The airline faces at least one competitor on all its new network additions, with […]

March 26, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Air Service One Weekly News Round Up March 22

It was another fairly quiet week for new route launches in Europe and North America. Air Service One identified just 18 new routes across the two regions. These were [date of first flight, weekly frequency]: Advanced Air launched two intra-California routes from Crescent City to Oakland [17/3, daily] and Hawthorne[17/3, 2-weekly] using Dornier 328 Jets. […]

BHX 5 million pax easyJet

easyJet only serves Birmingham in the English Midlands. While Cirium data shows that the West Midlands airport only ranks as the LCC’s ninth most-served UK airport this summer by available seats, it is nonetheless increasingly important, as its base there opens in March. It will be the carrier’s only base in the Midlands since it […]

TUI-BHX-SIN

Singapore is one of 101 international airports in Asia-Pacific connected to Europe on a non-stop or one-stop same plane service. This is based on Cirium schedules information data for Q1 2024 (January-March) and having at least four departing flights. Singapore ranks number one Examining Cirium schedules data indicates that Singapore ranks number one from Europe […]

BHX

Birmingham Airport has successfully navigated recent industry challenges posed by the pandemic by fostering relations with key airline partners resulting in new routes, added frequencies and extra capacity, with more of the same planned for 2024, which promises to be a record year. The 2023 summer season was full of highlights for Birmingham Airport, among […]

November 17, 2023 | Air Service Event News

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has 1,880 departing passenger flights each week from its Doha hub in August, based on Cirium schedules information. Some 522 are to Europe, making it the airline’s second-largest region behind Asia-Pacific. Europe accounts for just over one in four flights (27.8%), down by almost nine percentage points versus August 2019. Europe remains by […]

JED-BHX

SAUDIA began a 3-weekly service between Jeddah and Birmingham on Sunday 2 July. The 4,880-kilometre route will be flown using the airline’s fleet of 787-9s. SAUDIA faces no competition between the two cities. Flight SV251 departs Jeddah at 08:10 local time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in Birmingham at 13:00 local time. The return service, operating as flight SV250, leaves […]

July 11, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Birmingham

It was recently announced that easyJet would finally make Birmingham a base, with three aircraft to be stationed at the UK airport from the start of next summer (S24). The LCC was already planning to operate 11 routes from the airport this summer, including domestic routes to Belfast BFS, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Compared with last […]

Air India LGW

The UK is India’s largest second-largest long-haul market by passenger traffic, behind the US. In 2019, approximately 3.5 million point-to-point passengers flew to/from the UK. While that reduced to around 3.1 million last year, it still had more than 8,000 passengers daily. Invariably, many travelled indirectly, especially through the Middle East to secondary destinations. They […]