Saturday 23rd May 2015 - Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-LRE makes its first visit to BHX & Transavia Boeing 737-8K2 PH-HZX departs to Lourdes

American Airlines Boeing 757-223 N198AA operated their morning service to New York JFK

Centreline Cessna Citation CJ2 G-SONE was a morning Elmdon apron visitor

Vueling Airbus A320-232 EC-LRE departed off Runway 33 outbound for Barcelona

Thomson Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUID was the TOM568 flight to Cancun, Mexico

Evelop Airlines Airbus A320-214 EC-LZD operated their morning flight to Palma de Mallorca

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP LN-DYN arrived onto Runway 33 from Malaga. This aircraft features Karen Blixen, a Danish author on the tail

Aer Lingus Regional ATR 72-600 EI-FAT was an arrival from Cork...

...Where as Aer Lingus Regional ATR 72-600 EI-FAW operated their late morning service from Dublin

Ryanair Boeing 787-8AS EI-EVZ was a mid-day arrival from Bydgoszcz, Poland

United Boeing 757-224 N14107 operated the delayed UA26 service to Newark, New York. This flight was 3 hours late upon arrival to Birmingham

Ryanair Boeing 787-8AS EI-EBD operated their afternoon flight from Malaga. This aircraft is currently BHX based

Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 D-AIPM turned onto Taxiway Echo and was the afternoon departure to Frankfurt

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-ZBAM operated their service to Sharm El Sheikh. This aircraft is equipped with 'Sharklets'

Transavia Boeing 737-8K2 PH-HZX turned onto Runway 33 off Taxiway Sierra departing outbound for Tarbes, Lourdes

Thomson Boeing 757-204 G-BYAW was an afternoon departure to Verona. This aircraft is also based at BHX

Smart Lynx Airbus A320-214 YL-LCL operated the TCX4722 flight to Izmir, Turkey. This aircraft is currently operating on behalf of Thomas Cook and is in plain white livery

Titan Boeing 757-256 G-POWH operated the ZB947 service from Alicante. This aircraft is also in plain white livery and operated on behalf of Monarch

Friday 8th May 2015 - American Airlines launch their new daily service direct to New York JFK!

American Airlines Boeing 757-223 N186AN operates their brand new flight direct from Birmingham to New York JFK! The scheduled departure time is 9am and is to operate daily, however today it was slightly delayed...

The aircraft is seen here taxiing towards Runway 15 via Taxiway Alpha...

...Which then surprisingly failed to depart. The reason is currently unknown. N186AN then had to backtrack down the runway slowly and vacate via Taxiway Bravo in order to rejoin Taxiway Alpha once more...

...In the meantime Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDX departed outbound for Tenerife...

...Then not long after N186AN departed off Runway 15 outbound for JFK, a first for BHX plus double the photo opportunities for myself!

Air France Airbus A319-111 F-GRHT operated their morning flight to Paris CDG. This aircraft visited BHX for the first time on Thursday

Danish Air Transport MD-83 OY-RUE was a morning departure to Hannover

Flybe Embraer 175 G-FBJE was an arrival on Runway 15 from Dusseldorf

Canadair Challenger CL-600 N581TS taxied towards Runway 15 for departure

Thomson Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIF operated the TOM796 flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica. This aircraft is the 6th Boeing 787 and is named "Neil" after the winner of the #787pics Instagram competition

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-EKR was a late morning arrival from Las Palmas

KLM Cityhopper Embraer 190 PH-EZX operated their service to Amsterdam. This aircraft is in special SkyTeam colours

Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-8F2 TC-JHL departed off Runway 15 operating their delayed service to Istanbul

VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ was an afternoon arrival operating their new flight from Waterford. An interesting landing as usual!

Eastern Airways Embraer 145 G-CHMR back tracked up Runway 15 departing to Newcastle. This aircraft is currently in plain white livery

Privilege Style Boeing 757-256 EC-ISY was operating for Monarch and was the ZB954 flight to Palma de Mallorca

KLM Boeing 737-7K2 PH-BGU operated their afternoon service to Amsterdam

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-OZBF was an arrival on Runway 15 from Faro

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AIDL was an upgraded aircraft of the day outbound for Frankfurt

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDC operated their delayed flight to Sharm El Sheikh

VLM Fokker 50 OO-VLJ positioned back to Waterford

Danish Air Transport MD-83 OY-RUE arrived back into Birmingham after departing to Hannover earlier this morning

Air France Airbus A320-214 F-GKXO operated their afternoon service to Paris CDG

The last spot of the day was the classic Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ENA lining up onto Runway 15 outbound for Dubai

Thursday 7th May 2015 - SAS Scandinavian Airbus A319-132 OY-KBO visits in retro livery & Icelandair Boeing 757-256 TF-FIK makes first visit to BHX

United Boeing 757-224 N12109 operated their delayed morning service to Newark, New York

SAS Airbus A319-132 OY-KBO was the departure to Copenhagen. This aircraft is in their Retro Livery

Norwegian Boeing 787-8JP LN-DYK operated their new service to Madrid

Thomson Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-TUIF departed off Runway 33 outbound for Orlando Sanford shortly after a heavy rain shower passed over the airport

West Midlands Police EC135 G-POLA was a short stopping Elmdon Apron arrival

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS EI-DCW was a lunchtime arrival from Dublin

Flybe Dash 8-Q400 G-JEDW operated their flight to Newquay

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-OZBF was an arrival from Faro

Icelandair Boeing 757-256 TF-FIK operated their usual Thursday afternoon service to Keflavik. Its first visit to BHX

Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 D-AIQT departed off Runway 33 outbound for Frankfurt

Thomas Cook Airbus A321-211 G-TCDX was an afternoon departure to Kos

Gulfstream G450 N85M which was a morning Elmdon Apron visitor is seen here taxiing towards Runway 33 via Echo

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-OZBN operated their flight to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Thomson Boeing 757-28A G-OOBA was a departure to Sharm El Sheikh

Monarch Airbus A321-231 G-OZBO departed from the stands heading towards taxiway Echo outbound for Arrecife, Lanzarote...

...Whilst not long after Monarch Airbus A320-214 G-ZBAH operated their flight to Gibraltar