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Monarch Airlines leases a Boeing 737-800 for the summer

Summer lease for crew familiarization for upcoming 737 MAX 8s

The pictured Pegasus Airlines TC-AAY is seen arriving at the Birmingham base on May 18, 2017 on lease for the summer for crew familiarization before the new Boeing 737 MAXs arrive.

The new type will be operated this summer as G-ZBAV.

Copyright Photo: Monarch Airlines Boeing 737-82R WL TC-AAY (G-ZBAV) (msn 40874) BHX (Ian Bowley). Image: 937834.

Former Monarch Airlines Airbus A330-200 finds a new home

Flynas (Nasair) (Saudi Arabia)(Eaglexpress Air Charter) Airbus A330-243 G-SMAN (9M-AZL) (msn 261) BHX (Ian Bowley). Image: 930023.

Monarch Airlines’ former Airbus A330-243 G-SMAN (msn 261) has found a new home. G-SMAN arrived back at Birmingham from Cambridge after repainting. The airliner will become 9M-AZL
with Eaglexpress Air Charter who will operate it on behalf of flynas.

Copyright Photo: Ian Bowley/AirlinersGallery.com.

Flynas aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Boeing 757-2K2 G-TCSX is painted for a Four Seasons Private Jet Experience

TAG Aviation (UK) (Limited is operating this Boeing 757-2K2 WL registered G-TCSX (msn 26330) on an around-the-world VIP charter tour from March 16 through April 8, 2015.

The company describes the VIP tour:

The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience comes to life through a variety of extraordinary itineraries that crisscross the globe and allow you to discover up to 10 international destinations on a single private jet journey. Whether you want to travel around the world or delve into the cultural life of a specific region, your adventure awaits.

Top Copyright Photo: Ian Bowley/AirlinersGallery.com. G-TCSX departs from Birmingham.

Images of the cabin: CLICK HERE

Video: The painting of G-TCSX:

Video: An inside look:

Monarch to launch two ski routes from Birmingham this winter

Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) has announced two new routes from Birmingham Airport – to Salzburg and Turin – as part of its winter ski program for 2014/15. Flights will commence on December 13, 2014.

Monarch flies from Birmingham (BHX) to Salzburg (SZG) and Turin (TRN).

In addition, Monarch Airlines will offer twice-weekly London Gatwick – Agadir service starting on October 28.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 G-ZBAI (msn 2553) climbs away from Palma de Mallorca.

Monarch: AG Slide Show

Flybe expands operations at Birmingham to become the largest base

Flybe (Exeter) on April 10 celebrated the inaugural flight of eight new routes to operate from Birmingham Airport with passengers taking off to Cologne/Bonn on the carrier’s distinctive Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) signature purple aircraft (above).

On the same day, Flybe also took off on the first of its daily flights to Florence – the first time ever this route has been offered out of Birmingham. This was followed on April 11 with the airline’s inaugural flight to Porto (four days a week) and its four-days weekly service to Alicante (started on April 12).

The remaining four of Flybe’s new routes from Birmingham will take off in May, with Bordeaux, Palma de Mallorca and Toulouse starting on May 13 and Newquay on May 16.

The airline will also operate nonstop service from Birmingham to Ibiza (three days a week) and Keflavik (three days a week) from June 29 through September 7.

With a record 12 aircraft based at the airport, Birmingham has become Flybe’s largest base. This summer, it will be operating 32 routes to and from Birmingham with a total choice of up to 381 return flights a week.

Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. The “Purple Plane”, namely Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) G-JECY (msn 4157), completes its final approach into Manchester International Airport (MAN).

Flybe: AG Slide Show

Routes from Birmingham:

Flybe BHX 4.2014 Route Map


Biman Bangladesh Airlines operates the last McDonnell Douglas DC-10 passenger flight

Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dhaka) as planned, operated the last revenue passenger flight of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 yesterday (February 24). The last flight was a charter flight (flight 008) from Birmingham with the pictured DC-10-30 S2-ACR (msn 48317) with 200 passengers eager to fly the last flight. The DC-10 type has flown passengers for nearly 43 years and continues today as a freighter with several cargo airlines.

Read the full report from the BBC: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. S2-ACR departs from Birmingham on the the next-to-last charter flight.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photos: Allan Huse. A picture of the flight crew and the cockpit for the last flight from Birmingham. The seats in the middle were not sold. Only the window and exterior aisle seats were sold on the last flight.

Biman Bangladesh DC-10-30 S2-ACR (cockpit)(AHE)(LRW)

Biman Bangladesh DC-10-30 S2-ACR (cabin)(AHE)(LRW)

Video: Amateur video of one of the enthusiast charter flights from Birmingham:



Mahan Air starts nonstop Tehran-Kuala Lumpur service

Mahan Air (Tehran) on August 14 started twice-weekly nonstop service between Tehran and Kuala Lumpur with Airbus A310s according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis. A310-304 F-OJHI (msn 537) climbs away from Birmingham.

Mahan Air: 

Privilege Style is now promoting the new VW Amarok Caddy car

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. EC-HDS visited Birmingham on September 12 with the new titles.

Privilege Style Lineas Aereas (Madrid) is now using its Boeing 757-256 EC-HDS (msn 26252) to help promote the launch of VW’s Amarok Caddy in Austria.

PIA introduces another new color scheme

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. Boeing 777-240 ER AP-BGK (msn 33776) arrives at Birmingham in the new look. The company has also added back "Pakistan International" on the fuselage.

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi) has introduced a new livery, apparently abandoning its special original tail art of the various regions of Pakistan, introduced in 2006.

bmibaby introduces a new “Tiny” color scheme on 737-59D G-BVKB

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. G-BVKB arrived at Birmingham on December 24 after repainting.

Bmibaby (bmibaby.com) (East Midlands) has modified its color scheme with the first aircraft being this Boeing 737-59D G-BVKB (msn 27268). The former “Children in Need” special color scheme (with balloons) has now been repainted. A new red “Tiny” emblem now adorns a light blue tail. G-BVKB has also been renamed “Jelly Bean”. The use of “Tiny” now matches the use of the figurine on its website.