Latest Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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