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Birmingham Airport Main Terminal

Birmingham’s main terminal was opened in 1984. Since then a second terminal was opened to accommodate the increase in passengers. However, to improve passenger’s experience at Birmingham Airport the airport was made into a one terminal facility again in February 2011.

Today around 36 airlines operate from Birmingham Airport's main terminal.

Arrivals concourse is on the ground floor of the main terminal. You can check arrivals online.

Check-in desks are located on the ground floor in the main concourse.

Departure Lounges are on the first floor.

Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure.

Baggage storage (tel:+44 (0)121 767 7987), which also offers key holding and baggage delivery services, is available on the first floor.

Assistance with baggage and check-in is available by contacting the Airport Information Desk (tel: +44 (0)871 222 0072) prior to arrival.

 

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Birmingham Main Terminal Facilities

Main Terminal - Departure Lounge

Bureau de Change Foreign Exchange at the airport is provides by American Express and there are 4 points in the departure area on the first floor.
Cash Dispensers Cash dispensing for all cards can be found in four locations around the departure lounge.
Food and Drink A wide range of food and drink outlets are available in the departures lounge.
Pay Phones Available throughout the terminal.
Internet There is free wifi available within the terminal building.
Shopping A wide selection of shops are available, including newsagents, health and beauty, electrical, gifts and accessories.
Toilets There are a few toilet facilities within the departure lounge. Nappy changing areas are available at all times.
Business Several Executive lounges, with power points, phone, fax/modem lines and meeting rooms are available.
Information Information desk is located on the ground floor opposite Marks & Spencer.
Entertainment GameGrid offers video games, amusements and rides opposite Costa.
Smoking Birmingham International Airport became the first major smoke free airport in England on September 30th 2006. For those wishing to smoke, there are designated covered areas provided on both Terminal frontages.

Main Terminal - First Floor

Food and Drink A wide selection of bars, restaurants and fast food outlets can be found on the first floor.
Pay Phones Available throughout the terminal.
Left luggage Located next to Boots.
Shopping A wide selection of shops available, including newsagents, health and beauty, gifts and accessories.
Toilets There are are a few toilet facilities in this area with baby changing available at all times.
Air Rail Link The Air Rail Link can be taken from the first floor, connecting the airport with Birmingham International Rail station and the NEC.
Entertainment GameGrid offers video games, amusements and rides next to Boots.
Smoking Birmingham International Airport became the first major smoke free airport in England on September 30th 2006. For those wishing to smoke, there are designated covered areas provided on both Terminal frontages.

Main Terminal- Ground Floor

Bureau de Change There are two American Express outlets on the ground floor, one next to the information desk, and one next to the car rental desk.
Food and Drink Coffee and snacks.
Information The information desk is located opposite Antler, and an airline information desk is available opposite check in.
Pay Phones Are available in the terminal building.
Postal Services Mail box available in the main concourse.
Prayer Room A prayer room is located next to the outsize luggage desk.
Shopping Newsagents, Convenience store and Travel shop.
First Aid West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic staff provide 24 hour cover at the airport. They are located in the main concourse.
Hire Car Companies There are several hire car companies situated in the Millennium Link.
Taxis Taxi rank is situated outside the terminal building.
Luggage Trolleys Available at the main entrance to the terminal and in the Baggage Reclaim halls.
Entertainment Game Grid next to Spar as you enter the terminal building.