Birmingham is England's second largest city and a centre of manufacturing and commerce. The city is served by Birmingham Airport, which is 10 kilometres from the city centre. The airport is located in the Solihull region. During World War II, Birmingham Airport was used by both the Royal Navy and the RAF.
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam take off from Birmingham Airport, which is not too far away from the city. This airport returned to civilian use in 1946, after briefly being a military base during the war. Currently, the airport serves millions of passengers every year, and is one of the busiest airports in England.