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Old September 25th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #101
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Not saying much, Monrovia airport is better to fly to than Heathrow.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #102
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Emirates 777 getting ready for take off on BHX bendy runway

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Old September 30th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #103
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Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 performed a flypast during the afternoon of saturday 29/09/2012





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Old October 1st, 2012, 10:15 PM   #104
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New radar tower goes up at BHX

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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #105
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Old October 5th, 2012, 03:56 AM   #106
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Old October 5th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #107
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Old October 11th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #108
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Old October 12th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #109
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Birmingham Airport has been awarded ‘Airport of the Year’ at the UK National Transport Awards, in recognition for excellence and its ongoing major improvement programme.

At an awards ceremony in London, the Airport’s CEO, Paul Kehoe, proudly received the accolade from The Rt Hon Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Transport, in front of a 600 strong audience of transport leaders and Politicians, including the new Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, who gave the keynote speech.

Birmingham beat off stiff competition in its category from Manchester, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports, all battling to win this significant industry title.

The 2012 National Transport Awards were supported by the Department for Transport (DfT) and judged by members of the DfT, Passenger Focus, Atkins Highways & Transportation and Transport Times – the creator of the awards programme.

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport said, “It’s fantastic to be recognised by the UK’s transport industry as Airport of the Year, particularly in such a strong category. The last few years have been incredibly challenging for all airports and we know from passengers that the investments we’ve made have been right – now we’ve had recognition from our industry peers that we’ve moved in the right direction too.

“The next twelve months will be vitally important for the aviation industry as Government sets out the shape of future airport capacity. Birmingham Airport has ready solutions available right now. We have the capacity, connectivity, and business plan to resolve the industry’s short-term supply-side constraints so being given this accolade certainly gives us the recognition that we can play an important role in this new landscape.”

Birmingham Airport has invested £260m over the last few years and is making a further £100m commitment to extend its existing runway, which will allow aircraft to fly direct to the West Coast of the States, China and South Africa. The Airport currently handles nine million passengers per year, and has the infrastructure to handle double this today. When the extended runway is complete in 2014, Birmingham Airport would have the capability to handle beyond thirty six million.

Quote from Professor David Begg, Chair of the awards judging panel and Publisher of Transport Times, said, “Under challenging economic circumstances Birmingham Airport has shown confidence and commitment throughout the last 12 months and has taken innovative approaches to its development. Clearly, Birmingham Airport has an important role to play in future UK airport strategy and it is making the right investments now to take on this position.”
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Old October 16th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #110
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September 2012 Passenger figures

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Another good month but well short of the record September.

946337 up 4.7% rolling year 8838663 up 2.6%

Movements 7995 -0.2% rolling 83960 -0.2%

Record September was 2005 at 1022998 with 2008 next at 984127.

Seems to come in at number three.

Sneaked past Luton which is very good news for BHX.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #111
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Response from Air Transat Re: More BHX/YYZ (Toronto) flights:

We do agree that Birmingham could cope with a 2nd flight at times throughout the season, but not for the whole 26 week period..so it is a difficult one to cover..everywhere could use more flights in July and August- but its not possible to fleet up like that. We are constrained by the number of aircraft and where they are most profitably operated from. You can be assured that if we had more capacity that we would definately want to add more into Birmingham though. We do sincerely apologise for the overbookings and we do have set process for handling these, so that customers are looked after in this situation. Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate your honest opinion.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #112
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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:46 AM   #114
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 10:33 PM   #117
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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #118
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Old October 25th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #119
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Ryanair jets arent docked to the jetway is it?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #120
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Like at most airports that Ryanair serve, they dont dock at airbridges as this puts extra costs onto handling there aircraft. At Bhx they have modified the airbridges at that side of the airport just for Ryanair and have steps coming out of the front of each airbridge so that they do not have to be controlled by handling agents.
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