Saturday, May 01, 2004

Continental Starts second flight to BHX on June 14

Every flight (and I been on a few this year) from Newark New York Liberty to Birmingham International seems to be full so it is no surprise that, effective June 14, Continental is putting on a second flight, also using a Boring 757-200 (too bad they couldn't consolidate the two into one large 777!) The second flight (CO-32/33) arrives in BHX at 10:15 a.m. and departs at 12:05 p.m., exactly 2 and 1/2 hours after the first flight (CO-26/27). Assuming it's on time and not cancelled of course ;)

This is interesting news and is surely a sign that Birmingham may build its second runway before all those other NIMBY airports in the London area. Of course I don't live under the flight path so it is easy for me to welcome the expanded service.

Now, when will there be a non-stop flight to Houston?!