Ozzy Osbourne to get his own airport?

Updated: Dec 29, 2012, 10:44 AM IST

London: Singer Ozzy Osbourne is reportedly set to have an airport named after him.

The 64-year-old has been put forward to be the new title of Birmingham International Airport after council bosses decided to name it after a local hero.

Record company boss Jim Simpson believes it would be a fitting tribute to the singer, who was born in Aston in the English city.

``I believe it would be a master stroke that would instantly confound the cynics. How does The Ozzy Osbourne International Airport resonate? The message says, `Hey world, we are proud of our own.` Ozzy might not always have been a paragon of virtue, but he is a genuine, flesh and blood Brummie," contactmusic.com quoted Simpson as saying.

Councillor Philip Parkin has confirmed talks had taken place to change the name of the terminals and that a tribute to Ozzy or Black Sabbath has been considered.

When asked whether he`d be prepared to change the title of the airport, he replied: ``It`s an interesting idea and I`ve got an open mind. I would be interested to know what people thought about it.``

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