Well you can sit here in Wednesfield and watch the planes fly overhead, and then never give them another thought until the next one appears over your house! But slowly , very slowly the air links that the region relies upon are getting up to speed, and the World is linking through Birmingham International Airport.
Now this is great news for Industry ,Commerce, and particularly the Leisure Industry here in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton and the Greater West Midlands Region.
Did you know that Czech Airlines has become the eleventh new airline this year to announce that it will launch flights from Birmingham Airport. The route will be a major boost for many Midlands businesses with companies such as Rolls Royce running their central and eastern European operations from Prague.
This follows New flights from Birmingham to Doha have been announced after Qatar Airways became the latest airline signed up by the Airport.
Eight flights a week will travel to Hamad International Airport, in the Quatari Capital, from next March, with Birmingham becoming just the fourth UK airport to offer them.
The tie-up, the first time Qatar has flown from Birmingham, means that Wolverhampton and regional businesses will be a single flight away from the World Cup final in 2022.
The flights mean more than 100,000 people a year will be able to head from the Wednesfield and our region to Doha, which is one of the world’s strongest economies.
Qatar had become the tenth new airline to announce or launch from Birmingham International Airport .
Passengers have the choice of flying with the award winning carrier to Doha’s state-of-the-art hub Hamad International Airport, they will have a choice of 152 destinations served by the airline, including South East Asia, China and Australasia.
Now I again reiterate this is good for Wednesfield, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands Region….and remember your City owns a share of Birmingham International Airport and is playing its part in its increasingly important role for jobs and prosperity here in West Midlands.