Birmingham Airport announce London 2012 Olympic Games "welcome spectacular"

Birmingham Airport has announced that it will be the first airport
outside of the capital, to host a London 2012 Olympic Games
"welcome spectacular" to give athletes and fans flying into the
region a special Midlands welcome
On approach to the airport, passengers will see the five giant
Olympic Rings on the airport’s new Air Traffic Control tower,
which can also be seen from the main road into Birmingham
The Airport will also feature the London 2012 pictograms
along the taxiway, and will use London 2012 branding to
cover its HQ building, "Diamond House", opposite the terminal
Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: "The Olympic Rings are an iconic
symbol, inspiring athletes and uniting people around the world.
To athletes they represent the culmination of thousands of
hours of training and reaching the highest level in sport. To
visitors travelling from around the world and arriving in
Birmingham they will excite and inspire them about the
Olympic Games taking place in the UK"
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s CEO said, "Birmingham is the
UK’s second city, in the centre of the country, and is just over
an hour from London. With both the American and Jamaican track
and field teams training in Birmingham prior to the games, plus
the City of Coventry Stadium hosting a number of football games,
the region will play a major part in this amazing occasion"
Birmingham Airport plans to have the Olympic Rings in place
by 26 March 2012 to coincide with the completion of the first
phase of the construction of new Air Traffic Control tower
which is planned to be completed in 2013
Photos/images: London 2012
Monday 9 January 2012


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