Southwest Airlines serves nearly 43% of the passengers traveling through Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM). The airline’s 1.2 million passengers travel to 10 domestic destinations, including five of the airport’s eight most popular destination cities: Houston, Baltimore, Dallas, Chicago, and Orlando, Florida. Most of the flights are non-stop and all flights operate at the airport’s Concourse C.
The airport’s second busiest airline is Delta Air Lines. The airline flies 452,000 passengers at BHM, representing nearly 16 percent of the airport’s commercial passenger business. Delta offers non-stop flights to and from Atlanta, BHM’s top domestic destination.
Serving more than 270,000 passengers each year, ExpressJet handles nearly 10 percent of BHM’s passenger traffic. The airline offers non-stop flights to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport through its affiliation with United Express. The airline offers flights to Atlanta, Detroit, and New York’s La Guardia Airport through its association with Delta Connection. All flights currently operate at Concourse C.
American Airlines is BHM’s fourth largest airline, serving 177,000 commercial passengers each year. The airline schedule includes non-stop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth. Through its partner, American Eagle, American Airlines also offers flights to Miami and Dallas/Fort Worth. American Airlines formerly operated out of BHM’s Concourse A. BHM’s $201 million terminal expansion project temporarily closed Concourse A; American currently flies out of Concourse C.
PSA Airlines serves 6 percent of BHM’s passenger traffic, representing about 172,000 passengers. PSA operates flights to Charlotte, North Carolina, BHM’s No. 2 most popular domestic destination. The airline also offers flights to Washington’s National Airport and Philadelphia through US Airways Express. All flights are coordinated through the airport’s Concourse C.
Nearly 20 percent of BHM’s passengers use the airport’s other airlines, including United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Air Wisconsin, and Pinnacle Airlines. Several of the regional airlines’ flights are operated through Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. Non-stop flight destinations include Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New Orleans, and St. Louis.