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Birmingham Airport, United Kingdom,
Birmingham, B26 3QJ
Tel: +44 (870) 733 5511,
+44 (121) 767 7100, +44 (121) 767 7271
Fax: +44 (121) 782 8802,
+44 (121) 767 7482, +44 (121) 767 7310

Airport Data: International, Birmingham 13km (8miles), Position 52°27´20"N, 001°44´45"W, Elevation 99m (324ft), 24 hours, 2 Passenger Terminals, 2 Cargo Terminals, 67 Aircraft Stands.

Airfield Data: 2 Runways, Fire Category RFF 8
Navigational Aids: DME
Runway 1: Heading 15/33, 2,605m (8,546ft), ICAO Cat. 4E, Unlimited Aircraft size, ILS CAT III
Runway 2: Heading 06/24, 1,315m (4,314ft), ICAO Cat. 3D

Airlines Serving Airport: Aer Arann, Aer Lingus, Air 2000, Air France, Air Malta, Air Slovakia, BA CitiExpress, Continental, Cyprus Airways, Czech Airlines, Eastern Airways, Emirates, Flybe, KLCuk, KLM, Lufthansa, MyTravel, Pakistan Int´l, Ryanair, SAS-Scandinavian, SN Brussels Airlines, Swiss WorldCargo, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Airways.

Cargo Facilities: Bonded Warehouse, Free Port/Foreign Trade Zone, Aircraft Maintenance, Mechanical Handling, Animal Quarantine, X-Ray Equipment, Decompression Chamber, Security for Valuables, Dangerous Goods, Radioactive Goods, Very Large/Heavy Cargo, Express/Courier Centre, Extensive Cargo Apron Area.

Customs Tel: +44 (121) 782 5221Fax: +44 (121) 782 1282
Op. Hours: 24 hours
Cargo Handling Agents: British Airways World Cargo (BHX), Menzies World Cargo LHR/MW3, Servisair-Birmingham.

Passenger Facilities: Annual Capacity 10,000,000, 86 check-in desks, 31 gates, 17 airbridges, 10 baggage claim belts, 321 short term parking spaces, 9,960 long term parking spaces, 1 Airport Hotel, Min. Connection Times Intl-Intl: 40mins, Dom-Intl: 40mins, Dom-Dom: 40mins, Bank, Bureau de Change, Auto Exchange Machine, Restaurants, Cafeterias, Bars, VIP Lounge, Duty Free Shop, Newsagent/Tobacconist, Chemist Shop, Gift Shop, Travel Agent, Tourist Help Desk, Car Rental, Taxi Service/Rank, First Aid, Baby/Parent Room, Disabled Access/Facilities, Business Centre.

Birmingham International Airport (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB) is a major airport located on the border of the city of Birmingham and borough of Solihull (and mostly in the latter) in the West Midlands, England.

Birmingham airport is the fifth busiest airport in the UK, and handles (as of 2003) eight million passengers a year. It presently offers many domestic flights in addition to destinations across Europe and some flights to the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North America.

The airport is next to the M42 motorway and A45 main road. It is also served by Birmingham International railway station on the Birmingham to London line.

It is possible that a second main, parallel, runway will be built in the near future, or the existing runway extended, to cope with increasing demand. These proposals are very controversial, with much opposition from environmentalists and local residents.

The airport was opened at Elmdon on 8 July 1939, and was owned and operated by Birmingham City Council. During the Second World War the airport was requisitioned by the Air Ministry and was used by the RAF for military purposes. It returned to civilian use in July 1946, though still under government control.

During the post-war years, public events, such as air fairs and even circuit-races were held on the site. The City of Birmingham took over responsibility again in 1960, and ownership of the airport passed to the newly-formed West Midlands County Council in 1974.

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