MCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 519 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 860 times:
I've only ever heard a couple of people refer to BHX as 'Elmdon'. As far as I know, the only two names have been Elmdon & Birmingham Airport (except maybe Birmingham International Airport, which I've seen pop up a few times).
As for when it switched from Elmdon, I'd guess it was either around 1974 when West Midlands County Council took control of the airport, or in 1987 when the ownership of the airport transferred to Birmingham International Airport, PLC.
There's a bit of information on the airport website, but it doesn't really provide much more information.
rogercamel From Singapore, joined Feb 2012, 84 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 857 times:
My guess is that they dropped Elmdon in 1984 when they opened the terminal in the current locations and adjacent railway station which has always been branded Birmingham International, though it could have been 1961 when they opened what they then called 'The International Building'.
Just after I left the area in 2010 they changed from Birmingham International Airport to just Birmingham Airport.
Wolverhampton From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 743 times:
The old terminal building which is opposite the current passenger terminals is still referred to as the old Elmdon terminal. That area is now mostly used for cargo, maintenance, and executive movements.