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By Peter C Brown

Birmingham Airport has a background stretching again to the second one global struggle, while it used to be requisitioned to be used via 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 in the course of the ultimate years of the 20th century. through the mid-1970s, Birmingham Airport was once dealing with over 1000000 passengers and, in may perhaps 1984, the most terminal was once opened via 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 was once 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The outdated terminal at Elmdon has been grew to become over to shipment, and the previous terminal construction secure with ‘Listed’ prestige.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 travel. In July 2007, Birmingham was once voted the simplest airport in Europe within the five million to ten million passengers consistent with yr class, and it maintains to move from energy to power. during this booklet Peter C. Brown explores the historical past of Birmingham Airport, utilizing a number of interval and modern images.

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