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Birmingham Airport
Airport type Public
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
Hub for Flybe
Focus city for
  • Ryanair
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • TUI Airways
Elevation AMSL 341 ft / 104 m
Coordinates 52°27′14″N 001°44′53″W / 52.45389°N 1.74806°W / 52.45389; -1.74806
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Runway Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,052 10,013 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers 12,445,295
Passenger change 17-18 Decrease4.2%
Aircraft Movements Decrease8.1%
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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