I have obviously missed the outcome of this, but wasn't there a rumor twelve months or so ago, of Qatar Airways starting a service into Birmingham, or am I totally out of touch and they did start?
If they didn't, now that they are starting into Edinburgh, maybe it isn't that far off now for Brum?
have been very constrained by the lack of 787 deliveries so far. Add to that a need to start moving the A330 across to ST
Aero eventually for freighter conversion and they were struggling with fleet problems for quite some time. Still are in fact as 787 deliveries are way behind schedule. Edinburgh as a financial centre and closeness to the oil industry was probably higher priority.
If it's going to happen then it will eventually come up. Negatives are the closeness of LHR
with Qatar and BA
service already through Oneworld but that won't stop them so it's a case of wait and see