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Birmingham Airport - UK

  • PAX: 12,443,143
  • IATA: BHX
  • ICAO: EGBB

About The Airport

  • Birmingham is a leading European business and tourism destination at the centre of a £128 billion regional economy.
  • The UK Government recognises Birmingham as a national asset that is key to UK aviation policy, delivering approx £1.1 billion to the regional economy and £1.7 billion to the national economy.
  • Birmingham Airport boasts an extended runway which allows departing aircraft to fly further, in fact over 390 long-haul global destinations are served either directly or via one stop.
  • Over 50 airlines fly from Birmingham Airport.
  • Birmingham Airport has the capability to be a multi-runway airport in the long-term, that could handle 70 million passengers a year.
  • 35 million people live within a two hour drive of Birmingham Airport, and with the High Speed Rail (HS2) national infrastructure project this will increase to 45 million people within a two hour drive, making it the UK's best connected airport.
  • Birmingham Airport has invested £300m on infrastructure including building a runway extension, a new ATC tower, additional parking and new retail facilities.
  • The West Midlands is the top exporting region in the UK outside of London and the South East, with export businesses growing by £29 billion in 2015.
  • Birmingham's catchment area has the largest share of manufacturing activity in the UK and a specialist economy with high-value sectors including transport, automotive, aerospace, machinery and military equipment.
  • There are 700,000 vehicles manufactured in the region annually, by iconic brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, Honda, Bentley, Toyota and MG Motor UK - all located within one hour of Birmingham. 

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: TUI, Jet2.com, Flybe, Thomas Cook Airlines, Ryanair
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 50
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 150
  • Number of Terminals: 2
  • Number of Runways: 1
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 3,052
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 13 million in 2017
  • Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 44,000
  • Ownership: Seven Metropolitan Boroughs of West Midlands & Airport Group Investments Ltd
  • Operational Opening Hours: 24h/7d
  • Total Catchment Population: 10 million within an hour drive
  • Urban Population: 35 million
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: 58