Birmingham Airport Guide
Welcome to the Birmingham Airport Guide, an independent resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Birmingham Airport.
Did you know?
Birmingham Airport is the 3rd largest outside of London, and 7th largest in the UK!
Over 50 airlines fly their annual 9.4 million passengers to more than 140 direct routes worldwide
Passenger numbers are set to increase to around 15 million by 2020
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Birmingham Airport News
Amid the UK’s plans to go fully carbon neutral by 2050, Birmingham Airport has recently unveiled plans to beat this target by 2033.
Since 2013 Birmingham has lowered its total emissions by 33%, but now the airport has announced that it wishes to go further and explore the possibility of having further renewable energy forms installed at the airport. In the past, the airport has overseen the installation of 200 solar panels that have the capacity to produce 40,000 kWh a year (enough for 12 average sized homes). But with these new targets, Birmingham Airport intends to increase this figure given the growing concerns regarding climate change and the Extinction Rebellion protests.
As part of this 2033 target, Birmingham Airport have also teamed up with an organisation named Sustainable Aviation, a group whose target is to provide cleaner, quieter and smarter strategies/solutions within the world of aviation. Like the government, they are committed to heavily reducing the level of CO2 produced by air travel by 2050, while also innovating new smarter technologies that would make air travel greener and more beneficial for the economy and society as a whole. So far the organisation has reported that aircrafts are becoming 20% more efficient with every generation, with further reductions possible due to new government support.
Birmingham Airport’s CEO Nick Barton has been quoted to say, “We don’t have all the answers about how we will hit this target, but we are confident that through innovation and collaboratively working with industry, government, manufacturers, on-site partners and employees, we can reach our target by 2033”.
Birmingham Airport themselves have also stated that a 5 year plan will be published in the next month, outlining all the environmental and community impacts their sustainability strategy will have.Read more
3 members of a family arriving back in Birmingham Airport have been arrested for trying to smuggle cigarettes through the airport.
The family used 15 suitcases in an attempt to transport the tobacco products, which resulted in each of them receiving suspended sentences following an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.Read more
ABB, in partnership with Volvo Bus and Birmingham Airport have launched a new environmentally friendly passenger transport alternative that will feature on-site at their airport. Beginning officially in November 2019, it will be available to the airport’s 13 million passengers as well as retail staff and airline crew. The service will introduce 6 Volvo 7900e fully electric buses, with low emissions single-deck services.Read more
Camera phones ready! Here are our top 5 picks from Instagram about Birmingham International Airport. Think you can do better? Just comment with your instagram, below.
We hope you agree with our choices.Read more
Jet2, the leisure airline operating from Birmingham Airport, have announced plans to create 120 new job positions after making the decision to take ground crew roles in-house. As a result, ramp management, ramp agent, baggage loader and dispatch positions have all become available for next summer as new fixed-term permanent positions.In addition to these roles, Birmingham Airport are also looking to hire passenger service agents, who would be responsible for maining high levels of customer satisfaction through services at the airport. All staff would also be responsible for ensuring that flights depart safely and on time.Read more