Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport (Birmingham International Airport). Official site.


Birmingham International Airport is one of the largest air harbors in the UK, located at 10 kilometers from the center of Birmingham, and annually serves more than 12 million passengers.


History of Birmingham International Airport


In 1928, the Birmingham City Council decided to build an air harbor in the city. This was due primarily to the development of the aviation industry, as well as the need to quickly transport mail, goods and people from one corner of the UK to another.

After the adoption of all project plans, work began on the construction of an air harbor, and in July 1939, the airport was officially put into operation.



However, the rapid development of Birmingham's air harbor was hampered by the outbreak of World War II, as the airport and all its infrastructure were requisitioned by the Royal Air Force, which used an air harbor to service military aircraft.

After the end of the Second World War, the infrastructure of the air harbor was modernized, and already in 1948 the airport again began to serve civilian aircraft.

In the post-war years, the air harbor actively expanded its route network, however, at this stage, the air service was conducted only in the country's territory, which. However, it did not stop to work out the further strategy of the airport development and to increase the basic performance indicators.

In 1967, a new runway with a length of 2255 meters was put into operation, which made it possible to receive large aircraft, and also made it possible to open transatlantic air traffic.

70-e - 90-s were very successful for this air harbor, because thanks to the expansion of the route network, Birmingham International Airport was able to significantly increase the volume of passengers served, in particular, in 1997 year, the air harbor served more than 6 million people, in 2000 this indicator reached almost 7,6 million people, and following the results of 2017, Birmingham International Airport served almost 13 million people.


Runways of Birmingham International Airport



Birmingham International Airport has one asphalt runway with the length of 3052 meter, which allows to service civil aircraft 2-4 class. Among other things, there are also helipads on the territory of the air harbor, which allow servicing all types and classes of helicopters, without any restrictions.


Infrastructure of Birmingham International Airport



The international air harbor has a well-developed infrastructure, which was achieved mainly due to the constantly growing performance of the airport and the interest shown by investors. Passengers of the airport can easily find here:

  • Banks, ATMs and payment terminals;
  • retail stores;
  • Shops souvenir products;
  • Duty free shops;
  • Shopping centers;
  • Catering places (cafes, restaurants, snack bars, etc.);
  • Car rental;
  • Room mother and child;
  • Ticket offices and airline representative offices;
  • Parking of motor transport;
  • Parking of public transport and taxi;
  • Place for packing and storing luggage;
  • VIP-hall;
  • Conference-back.


How to get to Birmingham International Airport?



Thanks to the close location of Birmingham International Airport to the central part of the city, there are no problems with transport accessibility. Passengers of the air harbor can take advantage not only of taxi services, but also by public and city buses, or by rail.


Basic data of Birmingham airport:

  • Airport Country: United Kingdom.
  • International Airport of Central England.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 1 / 0.
  • Latitude geographical 52.45, longitude geographic -1.75.
  • The geographical location of the airport: on 10 kilometers south-east of Birmingham city center.
  • The number of airport terminals: 2.


Birmingham (Birmingham International Airport). Official site:

Birmingham (Birmingham International Airport). Official site.


The main airport codes:

  • IATA airport code: BHX.
  • ICAO airport code: EGBB.


Contact details:

  • The mailing address of the airport: Birmingham, B262QJ, UnitedKingdom.
  • City Airport Management Phone: + 448707335511.
  • City Phone reference Airport: + 44 (0) 8707335511.
  • Airport Fax: + 44 (0) 1217828802.


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