Birmingham Airport BHX
- calls itself 'Midlands' Gateway to the World', as part of a new branding image. It serves England's Midlands and greater Birmingham. It also has new EuroJet Business Aviation Center. BHX has been named in January 2017 as 'the Word's Most Punctual Airport' in its passenger count category.
BHX Airport is located at Bickenhill, Borough of Solihull, West Midlands, and is only 10.2 km southeast of Birmingham's city center. Note: the A45 Coventry Rd westbound carriageway to the Airport has recently been widened, improving traffic flow & easing congestion.
The national motorway network is within easy reach, as the Airport is just one mile from Junction 6 of the M42, with direct links to the M6, M5, M40, M1and the M6 Toll Road.
BHX is also adjacent to the Birmingham International Railway Station
, served by a 90-second connection via the Air-Rail Link leading into the heart of each transport hub. In turn, Birmingham International Station links directly to the national rail network with hourly services to Central London, a trip of 76 minutes.
BHX had recently added 13 new airlines and boasts 440 direct or one-stop flights, served by 50 airline. Its passener count between Sept. 2015 & August 2016 was 11M!
With one extended runway - and 11.6M passengers in 2016, Birmingham Airport is served by national, international, regular and low-cost airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe, as well as by seasonal scheduled and chartered flights.
If you are heading to the NEC Exhibit, which is adjacent to the Airport, take the Air-Rail Link from the first level of Terminal 1 to 'Birmingham International' rail station; follow signs (a 5-minute walk to the main hall via covered walkway).
NOTE: Business & tourist visas
are now handled by the Travel Visa Company (tel. 01270 250 590 or visit: www.thetravelvisacomany.co.uk
Birmingham Airport has one integrated passenger terminal.
Present and future Airport developments:
Birmingham UK AP will invest $130M of facility upgrades is to be completed during 2017 and includes the following:
Replacing hold-baggage screening (currently ongoing to double hourly processing capacity), adding self-service check-in, new surface access, carparks & surface lot; upgrading current parking facilities; adding air traffic control; doubling current self-service baggage drop kiosks; and upgrading the ATC Surface Movement Radar for safety & operational capacity - completion of which is to coincide with a number of additional flights & destinations.