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  • Future Pilot
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2003
    • 3469

    Birmingham International (BHX) News

    Record Passenger Numbers

    Birmingham International Airport (BIA) has experienced its busiest June ever with some 960,419 passengers travelling through the Airport, an increase of 9.1% over June 2004.

    Richard Heard, Birmingham International Airports Managing Director commented, The increase in passenger numbers signifies the Airports steady growth following the launch of several new airlines, increased frequencies and a wider route network with full fare and low cost carriers. Junes figures also verify that airlines and tour operators are continuing to recognise the huge benefits of operating from Birmingham and providing more choice and flexibility for Midlands travellers.

    Scheduled traffic grew by 23.5% overall with passenger numbers increasing on flights to Asia (+55.6%), on non-EU routes (+53.9%) and EU services (+21.6%), as well as Domestic flights (+17.6%) and transatlantic operations (+8%).

    Other scheduled destinations which saw an increase in passenger traffic over the month were, Larnaca (+128.9), Prague (+99%), Milan (+50.6%), Edinburgh (+24.4%), Amsterdam (+15.6%), Zurich (+15.6%), Lyon (+11.6%), Munich (+11.1%), Aberdeen (+10.6%) and Inverness (+9.6).

    Although the number of charter passengers fell by 9.9% overall during June, growth was seen on flights to Mexico (+102.7%), Bulgaria (+76%), Turkey (+21.6%), Cyprus (+12.9%) and Croatia (+8.6%), reflecting a wider trend across the charter market.

    Scheduled traffic accounted for 64.5% of the total June figure while charter passengers made up the remaining 35.5%.
    Glad to see we have record high figures for June!

    Also seems a new airline wants to start operations from BHX.

    As the demand of airbourne travel increases, the management of SkyEyes Airlines has decided and planned to introduce the passenger services. As planned, we will establish routes that will be truly alternatives for passengers. The passenger flights of SkyEyes Airlines will take-off in 2005.

    The aircraft
    The aircraft we use is Lockheed L-1011 /250 Tristar. This is our wide-body long-range passenger plane and can fly non-stop up to 10:30 hours with 337 seats in maximum configuration.

    The routes
    SkyEyes Airlines passenger flights will fly between:

    * Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
    * Bombay, India (BOM)
    * Amritsa, India (ATQ)
    * Birmingham, UK (BHX)
    You can see the times of the flights in the link......

    http://www.skyeyesairlines.com/passenger.php

    Shame they are not 'spotter friendly' , so anyone have opinions on this? I'm not too sure. It would be great to have a scheduled Tristar service into BHX but I won't keep my hopes up with this.
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  • BHXlocal
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2005
    • 843

    #2
    Great news to hear that things are on the up at BHX. Plus to see more airlines wanting to start up especially when it involves a tristar

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    • Humberside
      Senior Member
      • Oct 2004
      • 1915

      #3
      How do Sky Eyes plan to get UK-India rights, they are all taken

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      • T5
        T5
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2000
        • 6822

        #4
        45-minute turnarounds in Birmingham? Their aircraft can hold 337 passengers. This seems such a short amount of time to get so many people and their bags off of such a large aircraft, then to clean it and then to load it up again, ready for its next flight.
        Michael

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        • Grey Area
          Punter
          • Apr 2004
          • 12157

          #5
          A passenger Tristar?

          Not many of those about these days......
          You can't fool owls.

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          • Future Pilot
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jul 2003
            • 3469

            #6
            Originally posted by Grey Area
            A passenger Tristar?

            Not many of those about these days......
            You would have to be an early riser to catch it!

            Originally posted by T5
            45-minute turnarounds in Birmingham? Their aircraft can hold 337 passengers. This seems such a short amount of time to get so many people and their bags off of such a large aircraft, then to clean it and then to load it up again, ready for its next flight.
            Wishful thinking on their part maybe? 90 minutes at least I would of thought.
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            May 09
            NW781 - LHR-DTW - B767-400
            NW427 - DTW-DCA - A319-100
            NW205 - DCA-MSP - B757-200
            NW104 - MSP-LHR - A330-200

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            • BHXlocal
              Senior Member
              • Apr 2005
              • 843

              #7
              That does seem to be a very short turn-around! For an aircraft of that size and passangers, maybe 90mins+

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              • Future Pilot
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Jul 2003
                • 3469

                #8
                Originally posted by SkyEyes Airlines Website
                The passenger flights of SkyEyes Airlines will take-off in 2005.
                Well that is a quick launch date, let's hope they annouce an official date soon.
                Last edited by Future Pilot; 11th July 2005, 21:27.
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                May 09
                NW781 - LHR-DTW - B767-400
                NW427 - DTW-DCA - A319-100
                NW205 - DCA-MSP - B757-200
                NW104 - MSP-LHR - A330-200

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