Birmingham Airport

airport in Bickenhill, West Midlands

Birmingham Airport [5] is an airport near the City of Birmingham, England.

Birmingham Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerSeven Metropolitan Boroughs of West Midlands (49%), the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (48.25%) and employees (2.75%)[1]
OperatorBirmingham Airport Ltd
ServesBirmingham, United Kingdom
LocationBickenhill, Solihull, United Kingdom
Hub forFlybe[2]
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL341 ft / 104 m
Coordinates52°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
EGBB is located in West Midlands county
Location in the West Midlands
EGBB is located in the United Kingdom
EGBB (the United Kingdom)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 3,052 10,013 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17-18Decrease4.2%
Aircraft MovementsDecrease8.1%
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[3]
Statistics from the UK Civil Aviation Authority[4]

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.[4] 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.


  1. "Birmingham Airport". Airport Watch. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. "Birmingham: A hassle free alternative for long-haul travel". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  3. "NATS - AIS - Home". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Aircraft and passenger traffic data from UK airports". UK Civil Aviation Authority. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  5. (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB); formerly Birmingham International Airport "We're saying 'Hello World' as we relaunch our brand". Birmingham Airport.