Birmingham Airport

Situated just six miles from Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham International Airport is among the busiest in the UK and serves the heavily populated midlands area. A major base for five national airlines – including Flybe, Bmibaby and Ryanair – the airport offers a wide selection of flights to both domestic and international locations and sees nearly ten million passengers use the facilities each year.

Well served by the local road and rail networks, flights to locations such as Lyon, Paris and Amsterdam are well subscribed while longer distance destinations such as Toronto and Dubai are also offered, and many UK airports such as Cork, Dundee and Belfast are also regular destinations.

With airports such as Air France, Eastern Airways and Emirates, among many others, using the airport for regular scheduled flights it is clear that Birmingham International, the sixth busiest airport in the UK, is a major hub destination for international carriers.

The airport first opened in 1939 when flights were limited to a handful of UK destinations, and following use by the military in the war years the airport opened for international traffic in 1961. Since then it has seen major ongoing development, and now offers an impressive selection of onsite facilities, shops and parking that make it a very convenient and popular place from which to fly, future plans include the upgrading and extension of the terminals and an extension to the runway which would see the airport become a viable starting point for serious long haul destinations that cannot be achieve

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