Birmingham Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBirmingham Airport
|IATA: BHX – ICAO: EGBB|
|Owner||Seven Metropolitan Boroughs of West Midlands (49%), the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (48.25%) and employees (2.75%)|
|Operator||Birmingham Airport Ltd|
|Serves||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Location||Bickenhill, Solihull, United Kingdom|
|Elevation AMSL||341 ft / 104 m|
Location in the West Midlands
|Passenger change 17-18||4.2%|
|Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority
Birmingham Airport is an airport near the City of Birmingham, England.
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 9.6 million passengers in 2008, the number of passengers dropped to 8,572,398 in 2010, making Birmingham the seventh busiest UK airport. The airport is a base for Ryanair, and also charter airlines Bmibaby, Flybe, Monarch, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
Birmingham has a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P451) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
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