By Peter C Brown

Birmingham Airport has a historical past stretching again to the second one global struggle, while it used to be requisitioned to be used via the army. through the post-war years, races and public occasions have been held on the web site and it grew progressively during the final years of the 20th century. by means of the mid-1970s, Birmingham Airport was once dealing with over 1000000 passengers and, in might 1984, the most terminal used to be opened by means of the Queen, with ability 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 was once transferred to a joint committee of the seven West Midlands District Councils.

The outdated terminal at Elmdon has been became over to shipment, and the outdated terminal construction safe with ‘Listed’ prestige.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 used to be voted the simplest airport in Europe within the five million to ten million passengers in line with yr class, and it maintains to move from power to power. during this publication Peter C. Brown explores the historical past of Birmingham Airport, utilizing quite a number interval and modern images.

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