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Birmingham Airport

Coordinates: 52°27′14″N 001°44′53″W / 52.45389°N 1.74806°W / 52.45389; -1.74806
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Birmingham Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerSeven Metropolitan Boroughs of West Midlands (49%), the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (48.25%) and employees (2.75%)[1]
OperatorBirmingham Airport Ltd
ServesBirmingham, United Kingdom
LocationBickenhill, Solihull, United Kingdom
Hub forFlybe[2]
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL341 ft / 104 m
Coordinates52°27′14″N 001°44′53″W / 52.45389°N 1.74806°W / 52.45389; -1.74806
EGBB is located in West Midlands county
Location in the West Midlands
EGBB is located in the United Kingdom
EGBB (the United Kingdom)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,052 10,013 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17-18Decrease4.2%
Aircraft MovementsDecrease8.1%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[3]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[4]

Birmingham Airport [5] is an airport near the City of Birmingham, England.

It is 5.5 nautical miles (6.1 miles or 10.2 kilometers) east southeast of Birmingham city centre. Its local authority is the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands.

The airport offers both domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, North America and the Caribbean. After handling 9.6 million passengers in 2008, the number of passengers dropped to 8,572,398 in 2010, making Birmingham the seventh busiest UK airport.[4] The airport is a base for Ryanair, and also charter airlines Bmibaby and Thomson Airways.

Birmingham has a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P451) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.

Rail links[change | change source]

The airport has a train station, Birmingham International, that is on the West Coast Main Line. The station is managed by Avanti West Coast. Passengers can catch direct trains to Birmingham city centre, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh, run by Avanti West Coast. Trains run by CrossCountry also let passengers catch direct trains to Bournemouth, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Penzance, Sheffield and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Trains stopping at local suburban stations also stop at the station, run by West Midlands Trains.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Birmingham Airport". Airport Watch. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. "Birmingham: A hassle free alternative for long-haul travel". Flybe.com. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. "NATS - AIS - Home". Retrieved 4 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Aircraft and passenger traffic data from UK airports". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  5. (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB); formerly Birmingham International Airport "We're saying 'Hello World' as we relaunch our brand". Birmingham Airport. Archived from the original on 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2012-01-20. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)