Thursday, 10 November 2011

All the new routes from Birmingham!

A round-up of new services from BHX this winter and next summer:

  • Berlin-Brandenburg [announced this week!] Lufthansa, daily using Airbus A319s (but expect 320s too) starting next summer with the opening of the new Brandenburg Airport.
  • Dubrovnik Starting May 2012, Monarch twice weekly with Airbus A320s. 
  • Heraklion Begins May 2012, Monarch twice weekly, A320s
  • Milan-Malpensa Monarch A320 service starting March 2012
  • Rome-Fiumicino Both Monarch and bmiBaby will commence this route next year using A320s and 737-300s respectively. Both start in March.
  • Venice-Marco Polo 4 times weekly Airbus A320 service operated by Monarch
  • Innsbruck Austrian Airlines starting December 16th using Boeing 737-800s.
  • Amritsar Operating now, Comtel Air to Amritsar via Vienna using a Boeing 757-200 leased from Mint Airways of Spain.
  • Geneva EasyJet Switzerland resume their Airbus A319 service which is predominately aimed at the ski market.
  • Grenoble EasyJets other Ski route will also return with A319s.
  • Perpignan will be served again, along with other regional France routes by Flybe.
  • Barcelona bmiBaby with 737-300s starting March 2012
  • Lisbon bmiBaby with 737-300s starting March 2012
In addition many other seasonal services will return. Any uncertaincies? Well, the bmi situation at the moment makes the future of the based A320 flying for Lufthansa to Frankfurt uncertain. Flybe are still expecting their Embraer 175s to arrive 'soon', and these are expected to operate the Dusseldorf route initially. There's also talk of flights resuming to Chicago, but nothing definate.

Overall it's an exciting time for BHX!

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