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Old July 10th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #21
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India flights from BHX

Since Air India dropped flights between BHX and ATQ (Amritsar, India) a few years ago, the airport has tried to secure other airlines on this route. Sadly, a few airlines tried but lasted a couple of services and then went bust, sadly due to the incompetence of that organisation.
One airline that operates into BHX is Turkmenistan Airlines which operates via Ashkabad and has been at BHX for over 10 years now and is hugely popular.

This is the latest airline who wants to serve this popular route due to Birmingham having a large Indian population.

Armavia
Something to lighten the mood.

Yes Armavia Yerevan is bookable again once weekly Tuesday 25/08/12.

This time it links in with Amritsar and you don't have to wait six days connection in Yerevan on the way back, as EVN-ATQ is twice weekly.

Aircraft shown as the A320.

Have they the aircraft, the rights to fly the routes and......the pax?

Will it won't it
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Old July 10th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #22
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Armavia Airlines

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Old July 10th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #23
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That explains why I've never seen one there.

We have had A340-300 series though, were getting there.

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Old July 10th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #24
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We have had A340-300 series though, were getting there
Which apparently left Tony Fernandes extremely annoyed due to the handling arrangements.

Plus, the A340-300 is no where near as good as the -600 in my opinion. The Etihad Formula1 A340-600 is a damn fine aircraft. (just search A6-EHJ in google), and you will see what I mean.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #25
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Which apparently left Tony Fernandes extremely annoyed due to the handling arrangements.
Do you know any more about this particular incident World Rep? I'm intrigued as to what went on.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #26
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Which apparently left Tony Fernandes extremely annoyed due to the handling arrangements.

Plus, the A340-300 is no where near as good as the -600 in my opinion. The Etihad Formula1 A340-600 is a damn fine aircraft. (just search A6-EHJ in google), and you will see what I mean.


Ooooooooooooooooooh i love it, big beast of an aircraft.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #27
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Do you know any more about this particular incident World Rep? I'm intrigued as to what went on
I don't know the full details, and just how true it is, but apparently, they diverted to BHX out of necessity due to STN being closed, and the only other airport that would accept it was Glasgow (which due to fuel/distance was a no-no)

It landed at BHX, and apparently, all the ground handling companies initially refused to handle it, citing it was too busy.

All this got back to Tony, who, refused to use BHX again. All a bit trivial as its only 1 CEO's view and not the general consensus, and I suppose it doesn't matter now Air Asia X no longer serve the UK, but, he wasn't impressed.
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If that is the case, surely the responsibility would lie with Swissport/Servisair/Menzies and not BHX itself?

Either way it didn't seem to dissuade BHX management from going on to try courting AAX (to no avail)
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Old July 10th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #29
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If that is the case, surely the responsibility would lie with Swissport/Servisair/Menzies and not BHX itself
You know what its like for the low-costs. Have an issue with one thing, blame something/someone else.
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The A340-600 wheelbase (32.89m) is indeed longer than the 777-300ER wheelbase (25.89m), but the stand where the EK A380 parked does has 346 marked on it. Is this just for future proofing?

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The A340-600 wheelbase (32.89m) is indeed longer than the 777-300ER wheelbase (25.89m), but the stand where the EK A380 parked does has 346 marked on it. Is this just for future proofing?

More than likely future proofing... There certainly appears to be quiet a bit of ground works to bring the airport update to handle regular A346 / A380 services...
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Old July 11th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #32
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That explains why I've never seen one there.
Funny that the pier stands having markings for the A346 tho and the MD-11 which seems rather pointless.

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Old July 11th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #33
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United (Continental) Airlines at BHX

Tomorrow United Continental will celebrate their 15th anniversary of flying into BHX!





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Old July 11th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #34
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Would be really nice if we saw a little bit of expansion at BHX from UA (United) now they have been at the airport for 15 years.

Maybe a ORD (Chicago) route in the future or indeed an upgrade of there daily EWR (Newark) Boeing 757 ?????????

Its still good though that they have stuck by BHX through these hard aviation times.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #35
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #36
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Old July 12th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #37
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The pictures of airplanes is very severe
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The pictures of airplanes is very severe


Sorry what do you mean ??????
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