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Birmingham Airport
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Airport type Public
Operator Birmingham International Airport Ltd
Serves Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
Location Bickenhill, West Midlands
Elevation AMSL 328 ft / 100 m
Coordinates 52°27′14″N 001°44′53″W / 52.45389°N 1.74806°W / 52.45389; -1.74806Coordinates: 52°27′14″N 001°44′53″W / 52.45389°N 1.74806°W / 52.45389; -1.74806

Location in the West Midlands

Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,605 8,547 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 8,572,398
Passenger change 09-10 Decrease5.8%
Aircraft Movements 95,454
Movements change 09-10 Decrease5.7%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority

Birmingham Airport is an airport near the City of Birmingham, England.

It is 5.5 nautical miles (6.1 miles or 10.2 kilometers) east southeast of Birmingham city centre. Its local authority is the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands.

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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