Birmingham International Airport
Birmingham International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Birmingham and the greater West Midlands region. In 2008, there were a record number of 9,627,589 passengers aboard 112,227 flights passed through the airport, (source - UK Civil Aviation Authority), and in July 2007, Birmingham was voted the best airport in Europe in the 5 million to 10 million passengers per year category. Birmingham International Airport is the 5th largest in the UK, and with good transport links to and from the airport, plus a great range of destinations to choose from, flying from Birmingham is an obvious choice.
From Birmingham International Airport you can fly to over 150 destinations including New York, Dubai and also closer destinations such as Newquay and Newcastle. Over 50 airlines fly out of Birmingham with the popular no-frills airlines such as Ryanair and bmibaby, charter airlines such as Thomas Cook and Thomson, and also scheduled airlines like Emirates and Continental Airways. For a full list of who flies where from Birmingham, visit our destinations page.
It is hoped that even more destinations and airlines will be added after recent announcement that plans to extend the runway have been approved. This means that Birmingham International Airport will be able to receive bigger capacity planes, and put the West Coast of America, and Asia within reach. Read more on the Birmingham runway extension.