Birmingham Airport is located at Bickenhill which is 6.3 miles east southeast of Birmingham city centre.
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Based at this Airport are Flybe, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. The Airport has both domestic flights within the UK and international flights to Europe, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, North America, and the Caribbean.
Birmingham Airport is the seventh busiest Airport in the UK.
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Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Birmingham Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach - 118.050, 131.000
Radar - 123.975, 131.325
Tower - 118.300
Ground - 121.800
ATIS - 136.025
Birmingham Airport or Elmdon Airport as it was known opened in July 1939. It was owned and operated by Birmingham City Council.
During World War II, the airport was requisitioned by the Air Ministry. The original grass strip was replaced with two hard runways: 06/24 at 2,469 feet (753 m) and 15/33 at 4,170 feet (1,271 m). Lancaster and Stirling bombers were transported by road from the Austin Aero Company at Cofton Hackett by road to Elmdon Airport where they were test flown and then flown to their operational units.
The main runway was extended to 7,400 feet in 1967 to allow jet operations, including the introduction of VC-10 services to New York. 1984 saw the birth of the current airport. A new terminal was opened on the east side of the runway adjacent to the Birmingham International railway station and the National Exhibition Centre, able to handle three million passengers a year. It was first used on 4 April 1984, and was officially opened by the Queen on 30 May 1984. A second terminal, "Eurohub" opened on 26 July 1991, more than doubling the airport's capacity. There was a major redevelopment in 2000 and new International Pier in 2008. In 2014 the runway was extended from 8,547 ft to 10,013 ft. On 27 March 2016, Emirates began daily Airbus A380 flights from Dubai to Birmingham. Track A380 flights - Dubai to Birmingham Airport.
Getting to Birmingham Airport
The airport is easy to get to by car as it is just off Junction 6 of the M42 and is linked into central Birmingham by the A45. The Sat Nav postcode is B26 3QJ
Birmingham International Station serves the airport and NEC, and is connected directly into the terminal buildings via a free 'Air-Rail Link' monorail system.
The main bus services are the 900 (connecting Birmingham and Coventry via the Airport) and the 966 (connecting Erdington and Solihull). Long-distance coach services are operated by National Express.
Black cabs operate a 24-hour service from directly outside the arrivals area of the terminal buildings.
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