Birmingham Airport will host a day of celebrations on Wednesday 9 September, 2009. The airport is celebrating its 70th year since opening. It is also opening its new International Pier for business on the same day.
The first official aircraft to use the new pier will be an Emirates Airbus A380 operating the regular scheduled service from and to Dubai, in place of the usual Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
To coincide with the historic day, a number of other aircraft are due to visit, including:
* Classic Flight Dragon Rapide G-AGTM from Coventry – a Rapide having operated the first service from Birmingham back in 1939!
* KLM 73H PH-BXA which is in their 90th anniversay scheme is planned to operate the mid morning Amsterdam service
* Lufthansa 321 D-AIRX which is in the retro scheme is planned to operate the evening Frankfurt service
* on the lighter side 20 “classic” light aircraft are expectedto be present during the day on the Elmdon apron.
Thanks to Gordon Stretch at www.bhxflightguide.net for the info.