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Birmingham airport looks beyond the clouds and the queues | Business

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It’s a story that Nick Barton has been waiting to tell for years. Of how Birmingham airport, finally, will begin to punch its weight by attracting the market-dominant low-cost airlines, how it will be the gateway to this summer’s Commonwealth Games and how HS2 will transform passengers’ options with a rail journey time of only 32 minutes to west London. Instead, he has been battling with headlines such as “Welcome to Hell” and claims of mile-long queues.

Like other big airports, Birmingham, a ten-minute train ride from the heart of the city and next to the National Exhibition Centre, has had a shocking start to the travel industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Airports and airlines are short-staffed. Having let tens of thousands people

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