A long and fruitful history
Birmingham Airport saw its first ever flight take off in May 1939 and since has become the Midlands’ gateway to the world.
It was previously known as Elmdon Airport until the outbreak of the Second World War. In March 2000 her majesty The Queen officially opened the £40 million terminal development.
This provided the airport with a two-storey arrivals concourse bursting with first-class facilities to make jetting off on holidays from Birmingham Airport effortless.
Located in Car Park 5 you’ll find the free aircraft viewing area, if you’re a keen admirer or simply want a place to take the kids, you can come and observe the comings and goings of the airfield. Picnic tables are strategically placed so you can make a day of it.
Pick your favourite airline at Birmingham Airport
Thanks to the wide-spread selection of destinations, flying to your holiday hotspots will be no problem with over 40 airlines ready and waiting.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for some winter sun in the Caribbean or fancy island hopping the Greek islands, your favourite tour operators TUI and First Choice have the world covered from this bustling airport.
Don’t wait another minute, pack your bags and grab yourself the ultimate family escape or couples retreat. With over 400 direct and one-stop flights to choose from, you’ll easily find cheap holidays from Birmingham Airport.
Last minute treats
Tax-free shopping anyone? Shopaholics will be in their element with the bargains they’ll find heading through to departures. You’ll be surrounded by your favourite high-street stores such as JD Sports, Pandora, Next and Boots.
If you’ve booked yourself onto a last minute holiday from Birmingham Airport, these shops will come in handy for those who haven’t had chance to pick up a few travel essentials. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself, after all, heading on holiday is the perfect excuse.
Reaching that dream summer holiday destination is only a matter of hours away, but trust us it’ll feel like seconds when you’re finished sipping cocktails in Frankie & Benny’s or feasting on a Burger King.
Let the kids indulge in some in the Sky Zone, there are games for the youngest of passengers through to ages 13 and upwards.
You’ll find two Sky Zones in the departure lounge both equipped with big screen TV’s, interactive flight deck kiosk to test your flying skills and so much more. While the kids are having a blast there’s a Costa Coffee and WH Smiths conveniently situated next door.
Upload your Instagram snaps with the free Wi-Fi or search for your next All Inclusive holidays from Birmingham Airport, there’s nothing like booking a holiday to sooth those soon-to-come holiday blues.
For even faster internet, head to the Aspire Lounge. You’ll find fantastic views of the airport grounds while making the most of the peaceful quiet zones, unlimited food, drinks and charging facilities.
Easy access to one of Britain’s favourite gateways
At the heart of the UK motorway network, you’ll find Birmingham Airport located just off junction 6 of the M42 via the A45. Simply use postcode B26 3QJ and follow your sat-nav which will take you to one of the six car parks on site.
We recommend pre-booking your car park place, especially if you’re looking to be in a five-minute walking distance from your terminal. If you don’t mind the 15-minute shuttle bus service, head offsite to car park seven. You can also take advantage of services such as valet parking.
Birmingham Airport is directly connected to over 100 towns and cities via Birmingham International Station. You’ll then hop onto the free Air-Rail Link monorail system which will take you to the airport in a matter of minutes.
Prefer the bus? The National Express coach service has 120 daily services to 35 main towns and cities across the UK, it couldn’t be simpler starting your holiday from Birmingham Airport.
Start your holiday early
Those lucky TUI and First Choice passengers can make good use of the day before bag drop off service, perfect if you’re staying in a hotel close by.
Just minutes away from your terminal you’ll find four hotels to suit all budgets. Relax in the Holiday Inn or for those who like to start their holiday surrounded by luxury, opt for the Novotel. You’ll also find a Travel Lodge on the airport grounds too.
Of course, if you’re not bothered about being on the premises and want to venture into Birmingham centre there’s always a cosy rooms available in nearby B&B’s or hotels. Most hotels in the city have a ‘getting to the airport’ service so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.