With prospects for continued growth at Birmingham Airport, the Airport Company is committed to providing quality facilities and services to meet the future air transport needs of the West Midlands region. The ongoing sustainable development of the Airport, which aims to balance the economic and social benefits to the region with the need to control and mitigate environmental impacts, is crucial for maintaining and improving the region’s principal international gateway.
The Airports Commission, instigated by the Government, has asked UK airports to develop proposals for how they can help maintain the UK’s position as an international aviation hub and support future economic growth.
Our vision is to have a network of ‘great airports for great cities’ and we will be launching more information on this vision on Monday 10th June.
If you wish to learn more about our views on the debate so far, please visit www.balancedaviationdebate.com and on Monday morning at 10am more information will be posted on this website.
From small-scale postwar beginnings to Concorde and the A380, read more about the history of Birmingham Airport.
Read more on the Airport's history
The Master Plan sets out a framework for the sustainable development of Birmingham Airport up to 2030. It illustrates how the Airport intends to meet the regional demand for air travel over the plan period of 23 years. The Airport’s Master Plan is in response to the 2003 Government White Paper “The Future of Air Transport”, which projected the demand for aviation growth across the UK up until the year 2030.
Read more about the master plan
The Airport Surface Access Strategy sets out a framework for the development of surface access at the Airport for a plan period up to 2012. It reviews current surface access arrangements, recent trends on modal shares and sets new challenging modal share targets for the future. The Strategy also outlines policies which will form the basis of detailed actions plans to help achieve future mode share targets.
An air transport journey begins and ends with surface access and the Airport Company will work with its partners and the stakeholders to develop excellent surface access for the Airport and to make journeys to and from Birmingham Airport part of a seamless travel experience.Read more about the strategy
The development of the New Air Traffic Control Facility (NATCF) has provided the opportunity for the Airport to construct a building that not only serves the operational needs of the Airport but provides an iconic landmark at its border with one of the main routes into the City.
Read more about the NATCF
A summary of the key planning milestones for the Airport, including the proposed Runway Extension and Section 106 Agreements.
Read more about the planning history of the Airport