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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 7813), 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 ChangeForeign Exchange at the airport is provided by American Express and there are 4 points throughout the airport.
ATMsATMs can be found in four locations around the departure lounge.
Food and DrinkA wide range of food and drink outlets are available in the departures lounge.
Pay PhonesAvailable throughout the terminal.
InternetThere is free WiFi available within the terminal building.
ShoppingA wide selection of shops are available, including newsagents, health and beauty, electrical, gifts and accessories.
ToiletsThere are a few toilet facilities within the departure lounge. Nappy changing areas are available at all times.
BusinessSeveral Executive lounges, with power points, phone, and meeting rooms are available.
InformationInformation desk is located on the ground floor opposite Marks & Spencer.
EntertainmentCheck out Sky Zone, an area full of interactive games and entertainment for children.
SmokingFor those wishing to smoke, there are designated areas provided outside the Terminal.

Main Terminal - First Floor

Food and DrinkA wide selection of bars, restaurants and fast food outlets can be found on the first floor.
Pay PhonesAvailable throughout the terminal.
Left luggageLocated next to Boots.
ShoppingA wide selection of shops available, including newsagents, health and beauty, gifts and accessories.
ToiletsThere are are a few toilet facilities in this area with baby changing available at all times.
Air Rail LinkThe Air Rail Link can be taken from the first floor, connecting the airport with Birmingham International Rail station and the NEC.
EntertainmentGameGrid offers video games, amusements and rides next to Boots.
SmokingBirmingham 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 ChangeThere 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 DrinkCoffee and snacks.
InformationThe information desk is located opposite Antler, and an airline information desk is available opposite check in.
Pay PhonesAre available in the terminal building.
Postal ServicesMail box available in the main concourse.
Prayer RoomA prayer room is located next to the outsize luggage desk.
ShoppingNewsagents, Convenience store and Travel shop.
First AidWest Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic staff provide 24 hour cover at the airport. They are located in the main concourse.
Hire Car CompaniesThere are several hire car companies situated in the Millennium Link.
TaxisTaxi rank is situated outside the terminal building.
Luggage TrolleysAvailable at the main entrance to the terminal and in the Baggage Reclaim halls.
EntertainmentGame Grid next to Spar as you enter the terminal building.