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2008-10-10 18:00:24

Opponents fighting plans for a 130ft extension to the main runway at Birmingham Airport have a second chance to voice their disapproval. Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has reopened public consultation on the contentious proposals for another 20 days. Environmental campaigners welcomed the decision after complaining not enough people were aware of the airport's intentions. Joe Peacock, of Birmingham Friends of the Earth, said:"We welcome the re-opening of the consultation but...

2008-10-04 18:00:17

HALF-term holiday bookings for low-cost airline bmibaby are looking good despite the credit crunch. Take-up of seats for flights from Birmingham International Airport to key destinations is almost 80 per cent with three weeks of bookings still to go, the company claims. The airline has also confirmed that it can help any passengers affected by Ryanair cancellations from Birmingham over the October half term to Alicante, Malaga, Prague, Murcia and Palma. Ryanair has cancellled 25...

2008-10-03 18:00:22

BIRMINGHAM International Airport has voted Eastern Airways as its most punctual carrier. The independent airline, which runs flights to Newcastle and the Isle of Man, came in ahead of larger companies including Ryanair, flybe, bmibaby and Monarch. Civil Aviation Authority figures showed that almost 94 per cent of Eastern Airways flights departed from Birmingham within 15 minutes of their scheduled time and average delays were only four minutes in the period from January to June 2008....

2008-09-17 16:51:24

By Rhona Ganguly A NEW airline has stepped forward to fill Air India's shoes by offering flights to the sub-continent from Birmingham International Airport. Bilga Air will fly from the Midlands to Amritsar in Northern India - home of the Golden Temple in the Punjab - twice a week starting at pounds 575 return from October 9. The announcement follows Air India's shock decision last week to pull the plug on its Birmingham to Amritsar route to protect its valuable slots at Heathrow...

2008-09-17 16:51:24

By Rhona Ganguly A new airline has stepped forward to fill Air India's shoes by offering flights to the subcontinent from Birmingham International Airport. Bilga Air will fly from the Midlands to Amritsar in Northern India - home of the Golden Temple in the Punjab - twice a week from October 9. The announcement follows Air India's shock decision last week to pull the plug on its Birmingham to Amritsar route in order to protects its valuable slots at Heathrow Airport. Named after a...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

BIRMINGHAM International Airport has had the busiest ever month in its 69-year history. It is the airport's sixth consecutive record breaking month on the trot, but August's figures of 1,079,970 smashes through the previous best set in August 2005. Joe Kelly, acting managing director, said: "The records continue to be broken here at the Airport, following in the path of February, March, April, May and July. "For us to be able to celebrate our busiest ever month is a great achievement...

2008-09-11 18:00:24

By Steve Pain Deputy Vital economic links between Birmingham and India were dealt a hammer blow last night after it emerged that Air India is to pull the plug on its hugely popular service linking the region to the "golden city" of Amritsar. Business leaders expressed their frustration at the airline's move, which is designed to protect its valuable slots at Heathrow Airport. They warned it sent out a "bad message" which could damage Birmingham's image on the international trade stage....

2008-09-09 18:00:22

REGIONAL airline Flybe, one of the biggest operators out of Birmingham International Airport, shrugged off the misery gripping the sector with a 14 per cent rise in first quarter profits. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-18 18:00:32

Coventry Airport is a major hub for Thomsonfly, the largest charter airline in the world, but is also very popular as a base for small, private flights. It was built in the mid 1930s, and was soon pressed into use as a military base - RAF Baginton - during the war. In 1982 it was visited by Pope John Paul II as part of his only trip to the UK. The pope arrived in a gold and blue helicopter before travelling to Coventry to address about 350,000 people. In December 1994, five people...


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