Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Birmingham landing fee: £3.80* One day only

Birmingham Airport is celebrating its 70 birthday - and to celebrate the anniversary, the opening of a new pier and the arrival of the Airbus A380 they're offering a landing fee of just £3.80 for any vintage aircraft flying in on September 9th. What's more the landing fee even includes handling by Signature!

*You'll need to pre-arrange a slot by calling or emailing Andrew Davies on 0121 767 7073 or email andrew.davies 'at' bhx.co.uk
This has to be done by September 4th. No aircraft will be accepted at this special rate without an official slot number.

Here's the full press release

Auster, de Havilland and Miles, all names synonymous with the exciting, glamorous early days of flying in Birmingham.

For one day only, Birmingham Airport is inviting classic aircraft to visit on September 9th, to help celebrate the Airport’s 70th anniversary, the opening of the new International Pier and to contrast with the arrival of the Airbus A380, the world’s biggest airliner at Birmingham. And the best part is the price; help us celebrate for a landing fee of just £3.80, including handling by Signature Flight Support – a super jumbo bargain!

For seven decades the Airport has served the UK’s second City, as well as the wider region, and while Birmingham is now home to some of the most environmentally-efficient fleets, it all started off with a Dragon Rapide touching down at what was the old Elmdon terminal.

There are a number of events planned to help mark what is a true milestone in the history of Birmingham Airport and you could be part of what will be a memorable day. In fact there might even be a surprise or two in store as well!

Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, explains, “September 9th promises to be a significant day in the history of Birmingham Airport as we celebrate our 70th anniversary and the opening of the International Pier. At £45 million the Pier represents the biggest single investment the Airport has made in the last 20 years and it is fitting that its opening coincides with the marking of our seventh decade.

“It would be great if, on the day, people were given the opportunity to see some of the aircraft that were once regular visitors to the Airport in the early days of operations. We are all anticipating a day to remember and we hope those with interesting old aircraft can make a visit.”

So, if you think your aircraft could help set the scene on Birmingham Airport’s 70th anniversary and opening of the new International Pier then get in touch. To request your slot and operational details contact Andrew Davies on 0121 767 7073 or email Andrew.davies 'at' bhx.co.uk, no later than Friday 4th September. No aircraft will be accepted at this special rate without an official slot number.

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