History And Directions For Birmingham Airport
Following a recent refurbishment and improvement scheme, Birmingham Airport now operates as a single terminal facility making flying from Birmingham airport even easier.
Birmingham Airport is the UK’s 6th largest airport and handles over 9 million passengers a year. Located in the north west, Birmingham Airport is easily accessible from all over the UK and operates flights to destinations world wide, which is just one of the reasons why you should consider looking at flights from Birmingham airport.
Birmingham Airport was opened in 1939 and was requisitioned by the RAF during the Second World War. After the war the site was used for public events, air fairs and air races. West Midlands Council took over ownership in 1974 and in 1984 a new terminal was opened doubling the airports capacity. In 1983 the airport was privatised and in 1987 ownership was transferred to Birmingham International Airport plc.
Birmingham International Airport is located 8 miles east south east of the city centre and is within a mile of Junction 6 of the M42 as well as direct links to the M6, M5, M40, M1, and the M6 toll road. The airport has its own station “Birmingham International” which is connected to the terminals via a free shuttle, the 'Air-Rail Link'. Local and long-distance buses and coaches depart from immediately outside the terminal building.
Contact Birmingham Airport:
- Telephone: +44 (0)844 576 6000
- Airport Address: Birmingham International Airport Ltd, Birmingham, B26 3QJ