Birmingham Airport (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB), formerly Birmingham International Airport is an airport located 5.5 NM (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) east southeast of Birmingham city centre, at Bickenhill in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull within the West Midlands, England. The airport is a base for Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
The airport offers both domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, North America and the Caribbean. After handling a record 9.6 million passengers in 2008, passenger numbers declined to around 8.9 million in 2012, making Birmingham the seventh busiest UK airport.
Birmingham has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P451) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
1920s to 1939
1928: Birmingham City Council decided that the city required a municipal airport.
1933: Plans were submitted, identifying Elmdon as the site for the airport, delayed by the Great Depression.
8 July 1939: Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark opened Elmdon Airport. The airport was owned and operated by Birmingham City Council. Initial services flew to Croydon, Glasgow, Liverpool, Ryde, Shoreham, Manchester and Southampton.
BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Birmingham Airport (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB), formerly Birmingham International Airport is an airport located 5.5 NM (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) east southeast of Birmingham city centre.
BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 327 ft.
Runway length available: 06/24 4314×98 ft. :: 15/33 8546×151 ft.