Thursday, June 20, 2013
Turkish Airlines: From Birmingham Ten Times A Week, May 2013
Continuing from yesterday's post: the Hermes Road circus, a confusing roundabout connecting the forecourt of the Birmingham airport with a weave of motorways, features several billboard advertisements customized for the Brummie air transport consumer.
This bright-red advert catches the eye before the turn-off for the terminals, boasting of Turkish Airlines 10x weekly non-stops to Istanbul, from whence the rapidly expanding carrier, following a Gulf super carrier model, links to hundreds of other destinations. Turkish provides one of the few services outside of Europe to Birmingham, one of the few non-European carriers touching down in the West Midlands. However the long wide body A330 gliding across the ad is not seen at BHX. Instead, Turkish uses a much smaller Boeing 737.