Birmingham Airport facts for kids
|IATA: BHX – ICAO: EGBB|
|Operator||Birmingham International Airport Ltd|
|Serves||Birmingham and the surrounding areas.|
|Location||Bickenhill, West Midlands|
|Elevation AMSL||328 ft / 100 m|
Location in the West Midlands
|Passenger change 09-10||5.8%|
|Movements change 09-10||5.7%|
|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.
Images for kids
Where Birmingham Airport is now, as it was around 1921. (See  for a modern map of Birmingham Airport and surrounding area.)
Departure lounge, 5am 2 - geograph.org.uk - 1176648.jpg
Departure lounge area
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