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By Peter C Brown

Birmingham Airport has a historical past stretching again to the second one international conflict, while it was once requisitioned to be used by means of the army. in the course of the post-war years, races and public occasions have been held on the web site and it grew gradually during the last years of the 20th century. by means of the mid-1970s, Birmingham Airport was once dealing with over one million passengers and, in may well 1984, the most terminal was once opened through the Queen, with potential for three million passengers, giving chance for extra routes and a rise in passengers utilizing Birmingham Airport. After the West Midlands County Council was once 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The outdated terminal at Elmdon has been became over to shipment, and the previous terminal construction secure with ‘Listed’ prestige.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 yr class, and it keeps to head from energy to power. during this ebook Peter C. Brown explores the historical past of Birmingham Airport, utilizing a variety of interval and modern images.

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