Birmingham International Airport is one of the largest air harbors in the UK, located 10 kilometers from the center of Birmingham, and annually serves more than 12 million passengers.
In 1928, the Birmingham City Council decided on the need to build an air harbor in the city. This was due primarily to the development of the aviation industry, as well as the need to quickly transport mail, cargo, and people from one corner of the UK to another.
After the adoption of all project plans, work began on the construction of the air harbor, and already in July 1939, the airport was officially put into operation.
However, the rapid development of Birmingham’s air harbor was prevented by the outbreak of World War II, as the airport and its entire infrastructure were requisitioned by the Royal Air Force, which used the air harbor to service military aircraft.
After the end of World War II, the infrastructure of the air harbor was modernized, and already in 1948, the airport began to serve civilian aircraft again.
In the postwar years, the air harbor was actively expanding its route network, however, at this stage, air communication was conducted only on the territory of the country, which. However, it did not hinder to work out a further strategy for the development of the airport and increase the basic performance indicators.
In 1967, a new runway with a length of 2,255 meters was put into operation, which made it possible to receive large aircraft, and also made it possible to open transatlantic air service.
The 70s – 90s were very successful for this air harbor, because thanks to the expansion of the route network, Birmingham International Airport was able to significantly increase the volume of passengers served, in particular, in 1997, the air harbor served more than 6 million people, in 2000 this year, this figure reached almost 7.6 million people, and by the end of 2017, Birmingham International Airport served almost 13 million people.
Birmingham International Airport has one asphalt runway with a length of 3052 meters, which allows you to serve civil aircraft 2-4 classes. Among other things, on the territory of the air harbor, there are also helipads, which allow serving all types and classes of helicopters, without any restrictions.
The international air harbor has a well-developed infrastructure, which was achieved mainly due to the constantly growing performance of the airport and the interest shown by investors. Airport passengers can easily find here:
- Banks, ATMs and payment terminals;
- Retail stores;
- Souvenir shops;
- Duty-free shops;
- Shopping centers;
- Catering places (cafes, restaurants, snack bars, etc.);
- Car rental
- Room of mother and child;
- Ticket offices and representative offices of airlines;
- Car parking;
- Public transport and taxi parking;
- Place for packing and storage of luggage;
- VIP room;
- Conference hall
- Airport Country: United Kingdom.
- GMT time zone (summer / winter): +1/0.
- Latitude geographic 52.45, longitude geographic -1.75.
- The geographical location of the airport: 10 kilometers southeast of Birmingham city center.
- Amount of airport terminals: 2.