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Birmingham International Airport (IATA: BHX, ICAO: EGBB) is an international airport located 5.5 NM (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) east southeast of Birmingham city centre, at Bickenhill in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull within the West Midlands, England. In 2007 it was the sixth busiest airport in the UK and second busiest not serving London after Manchester.


The airport is a major base for Bmibaby, Flybe, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair and Thomson Airways. The airline that operates most flights to Birmingham is Flybe however the airline that transports most passengers at Birmingham is Ryanair and Bmibaby is close behind.


Birmingham has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P451) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.


The airport is close to the M42 motorway and A45 main road. It is connected by the elevated AirRail Link with Birmingham International railway station on the West Coast Main Line.


The airport handled a record 9,627,589 passengers in 2008, up 4.3% from 9,226,340 in 2007, and a 20% increase over the six years since 2002. Birmingham had the largest increase in passenger numbers of any UK airport in 2008. It offers flights within the UK, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean.


For latest information on Birmingham Airport, please visit the official website.


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