Airport in the spotlight: Birmingham Airport

There are hundreds of thousands of airports in the world – so why do we focus on only the biggest and brightest?

You’ve all read a thousand articles on LAX, Gatwick, and JFK…

…now it’s time to put some other less well-served airports in the spotlight.

It doesn’t take the spoddy knowledge of a plane-spotter to understand that every airport has a wealth of facilities to put even the fussiest of flyers at ease.

With that in mind, let’s put the spotlight on Birmingham Airport. A modest, but brilliant flight hub that’s been handling over 15 million passengers every year since opening its doors in 1939 (although it was then known as Elmdon Airport).

If you’re paying it a visit soon, take a look at some of the great features it can offer.


Parking facilities

As with most airports, Birmingham Airport parking runs at a premium. However, a plethora of professional providers have been helping parkers save time by offering meet and greet services at the terminal itself. While expert valets keep your car safe in a private parking space until you return.

What does this mean for you? Mainly that you can drive to the airport without worry and without relying on taxis.


Hit the express lane

Sick of security checks taking up all your time? Then Birmingham Airport has the answer.

It offers an Express Lane to make your way through security checks more efficiently – and at prices from £3.75 per person, it strikes us as a good deal.

It’s a system we’d love to see implemented in a good deal more airports.


Fun for the kids

Keeping your kids entertained in an airport can be a struggle in line with Hercules’s 12 tasks – but not if you visit Birmingham Airport’s Sky Zone.

This interactive play area is filled with touch screens, fun games and other pieces of digital play.

It’s a parent’s dream area, giving them a little downtime before they have to keep their kids occupied on the plane.

Keeping the faith

Maintaining your religious devotion can be difficult if you’re a regular traveller. But Birmingham Airport has everyone covered with its Multi-Faith Prayer Room.

The room is intended for worshippers of any faith, however special weekly services are held for Muslims, Christians and Roman Catholics.


Doing business during the busyness

If you’re a busy business person or simply need a quiet place to work for a few hours, Birmingham Airport offers a business lounge that’s ideal for the working traveller.

Featuring high-speed Wi-Fi, free refreshments, private workspaces and copying facilities, this is a great facility.


Stay the night

Looking to spend the night closer to the airport so you don’t have to get up as early or perhaps you have a long layover? Birmingham has 5 airport hotels for you to choose from for a restful night.

Are there any airports you absolutely rave about? Let us know in the comments below.



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  • Back Bancher

    If you’re planning a summer holiday, Birmingham airport’s a great place to fly from.There are a lot of things you can do at Heathrow to enjoy your spare time. You can enjoy traditional food, take away your food to the plane, use the massage services at the airport, take a shower, enjoy complimentary drinks etc. Here’s the list of the things you can do to enjoy your spare time.

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