The Latest Travel News From Birmingham Airport
All the latest news from Birmingham Airport.
British Airways Flights Take off from Birmingham
When flight BA7025 took off from Birmingham Airport for Florence, Italy last month it marked a significant return to regional flying for British Airways. It was the first of four new regional routes
launched from the Midlands and the first time British Airways’ colours have been seen at the airport for a decade.
The 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 since 1984. The 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 190 jet aircraft, with Eurotraveller and Club cabins and two abreast seating so everyone can have an aisle or window seat. Low each way fares
from £29 are available on www.ba.com
Emirates will be introducing a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham, beginning 29th October 2017.
Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will now be operated by the iconic and
highly popular Emirates A380.
The A380’s popularity is partly due to the fact that it features the widest individual inseat Economy Class screens in the industry, measuring in at 13.3 inches and offers over 2,500 channels on the in-flight entertainment system. The aircraft will operate in a two class configuration, featuring 58 flat-bed seats
in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class.
And with Emirates offering A380 services to a number of key destinations in the East such as Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Perth, Singapore and Sydney, passengers travelling beyond Dubai have an increased opportunity to fly on the A380 on both legs of their journey. As with the current service, travellers also enjoy connectivity to Emirates’ wide network of 31 destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Africa.
THOMSON AND FIRST CHOICE ADD GOA AND PHUKET WINTER ROUTES FROM BIRMINGHAM
Thomson will be launching fortnightly flights from Birmingham to Phuket in Thailand and Goa in India
from this winter. With year round sunshine, stunning golden beaches, exquisite food and fascinating
cultures it is easy to see why Goa and Phuket are such popular holiday hot spots.
JET2.COM AND JET2HOLIDAYS ADD PISA TO SUMMER 18 PROGRAMME
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have introduced another new and exclusive destination to its Summer 18 programme from Birmingham Airport, with the addition of three weekly flights to Pisa.Jet2. com is the only airline to fly to Pisa direct from Birmingham Airport, providing great access to the city of Florence as well as the region of Tuscany.
The three weekly flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday should prove particularly useful for city
breakers and long weekenders.
THOMAS COOK INTRODUCES HOLIDAYS TO EGYPT’S MARSA ALAM
Thomas Cook has introduced Marsa Alam as a new winter sun destination from Birmingham Airport from November 2017 until April 2018, to meet the increased demand for holidays to Egypt from
across the Midlands. Marsa Alam is an idea choice for some guaranteed winter sun and boasts some of the best diving and snorkelling in Egypt, including on the world famous Elphinstone
reef. Holidaymakers can also visit the Wadi el Gamal National Park, home to a variety of rare bird and
MONARCH START FLIGHTS TO STOCKHOLM AND PORTO
Monarch is the only airline to fly to the Swedish capital from Birmingham and Porto is the fourth
destination in Portugal joining Faro, Lisbon and Madeira on the network.
The airline will fly to both destinations three times a week. Fares, including taxes, start from £35 oneway. To book visit monarch.co.uk
FLYBE ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR-ROUND ROUTE TO HAMBURG
Leading regional airline will operate direct service from Birmingham starting from July this year.
Flybe will become the only direct operator on the route to Germany’s second largest city from July with
choice of up to four flights a week. Hamburg is a key business destination with a
vibrant commercial sector including a busy port and the new service is also expected to be popular
for leisure travel being a vibrant city. One way fares are from £34.99 including taxes and charges.