About Birmingham

Over £300 million has been invested in the Airport over the past 10 years, meaning Birmingham now boasts world class facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a newly extended runway.

Adding just 400 metres to the existing length means aircraft can now fly further, bringing new long-haul destinations within direct range for the first time, including the Far East, the West Coast of the U.S, South America and South Africa.


Facts and Stats


  • Birmingham Airport is the UK's third largest airport outside London and the seventh largest overall.
  • By 2020, based on today’s demand, Birmingham Airport is forecast to handle around 15 million passengers a year, an increase of six million passengers.
  • The runway extension and development of the airport is the driver for this growth, both in terms of long haul flights, connecting flights to feed the long haul network and increased demand for cargo freight movement.

Destinations and Airlines

  • Fifty airlines operate to 143 direct routes, including daily flights to New York, Istanbul, Dubai and frequent services to major European hubs. A further 280 global connections are available via hub airports including Delhi, Dubai, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris.
  • Birmingham Airport is home to around 50 airlines including global flag carriers - Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Air India, KLM, Swiss, SAS, American Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa and PIA.
  • Birmingham's business/leisure passenger split is 20% business and 80% leisure.


  • Birmingham and the wider region has the largest share of manufacturing activity in the UK.
  • The region boasts a specialist economy with a high-value manufacturing sector including transport, automotive, aerospace, machinery and military equipment.
  • Birmingham attracts a quarter of all Foreign Direct Investment and exported £55 billion of goods in 2011.

Terminal Facilities

  • Birmingham Airport is a one terminal operation featuring 115 check-in desks, 27 self service kiosks and 47 aircraft stands, of which 20 are air-bridge served.
  • 11,000 sqm of commercial space including 20,000 sq.ft walk-through World Duty Free store offering an extensive range of liquor, beauty, accessories and confectionery, with luxury brands including Chanel, YSL and Dior
  • 13,000 car parking spaces across several short, medium and long term car parks, including three multi-storey car parks.


Fees and Charges for Birmingham Airport

Fees and charges for Birmingham Airport can be found here


Contact us

The Aviation Development Team are pleased to discuss opportunities with airlines


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Email address

New Airline business enquiries

William Pearson

Aviation Development Director

+44 (0)121 7678480

[email protected]

New Airline business enquiries

Tom Screen

Head of Aviation Development

+44 (0)121 7677585

[email protected]

Tour Operator, Travel Trade and Corporate Engagement

Stefanie Bowes

Travel Trade & Corporate Relationships Manager

+44 (0)121 767 8459

[email protected]

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