Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling c13m passengers a year and c35m people live within its two-hour catchment - half the population of the UK. As the Midlands’ largest airport, it serves more than 150 direct scheduled and charter routes and offers an additional 340 possible connections worldwide.
Over the last 10 years, Birmingham Airport has invested more than £300m to develop its infrastructure.
It is one of the West Midlands’ largest employers, creating jobs for 30,900 people across the West Midlands and adding £1.5bn in GVA to the regional economy.
The Airport is home to many of the world’s leading airlines including Aer Lingus, Air France, Air India, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Airlines and Turkish Airlines to name a few.
Sitting in the centre of the country’s road and rail network means that it is one of the UK’s most accessible airports and when HS2 opens, the rail journey between Birmingham Airport and central London will reduce from the current 70 minutes to 38 minutes, with Birmingham Airport becoming the UK’s first and only high-speed connected airport, increasing the two-hour catchment to 45m people.
In June 2019, the Birmingham Airport launched its Master Plan outlining how the airport will invest £500m over the next 15 years, growing to serve 18m passengers a year, generating £2.1b to the regional economy annually and supporting 34,000 jobs by 2033.
In 2018, Birmingham Airport was awarded the Best UK Airport for airports above 10 million passengers a year by the Airport Operators Association and was also ranked second behind only Heathrow Terminal 5 in the Which? report on large UK airports. Netflights.com also awarded Birmingham Airport the most family friendly airport in the UK and Ireland.
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