Birmingham Airport Through Time by Peter C Brown

By Peter C Brown

Birmingham Airport has a background stretching again to the second one international warfare, whilst it was once requisitioned to be used through the army. throughout the post-war years, races and public occasions have been held on the web site and it grew gradually through the ultimate years of the 20th century. via the mid-1970s, Birmingham Airport used to be dealing with over one million passengers and, in may perhaps 1984, the most terminal was once opened through the Queen, with capability for three million passengers, giving chance for extra routes and a rise in passengers utilizing Birmingham Airport. After the West Midlands County Council used to be abolished in 1986, possession of the airport used to be transferred to a joint committee of the seven West Midlands District Councils.

The outdated terminal at Elmdon has been grew to become over to shipment, and the previous terminal construction secure with ‘Listed’ prestige. On 20 October 2003, Concorde made her ultimate stopover at to Birmingham Airport as a part of her farewell journey. In July 2007, Birmingham was once voted the simplest airport in Europe within the five million to ten million passengers in keeping with 12 months classification, and it maintains to head from power to energy. during this booklet Peter C. Brown explores the heritage of Birmingham Airport, utilizing quite a number interval and modern images.

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