Serving as an important gateway into the West Midlands region of England, Birmingham Airport proudly hosts several major British airlines. The airport consists of a single terminal building, so all of the check in desks and ticket counters for all the airlines are located in one building.
Thomson Airways operates the most extensive schedule at Birmingham Airport, which is considered the seventh busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The world’s biggest charter airline company connects the city of Birmingham to popular resorts in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. Thomson Airways takes its customers to Spain’s tourist hot spots such as Alicante, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and Malaga. This major charter carrier also goes to Egypt’s Red Sea resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh. Turkish resort cities of Antalya and Izmir are easily accessible via Thomson Airways. The diverse list of resorts accessible via the world’s largest charter carrier also includes Barbados, Marrakech, Naples, Orlando, and Rhodes.
There’s no doubt that passengers at Birmingham Airport love to fly to vacation hot spots because Thomas Cook Airlines also serves the airport. This major British charter carrier also takes Birmingham’s passengers to world famous resorts. In fact, Thomas Cook Airlines offers a very similar lineup of flights to those offered by Thomson Airways. The majority of the charter flights by these two busy companies are available during peak seasons such as the holidays. The British company Monarch Airlines also operates a schedule that primarily focuses on vacation destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean.
Birmingham Airport is connected to some of the biggest cities in Ireland thanks to Aer Lingus service. Ireland’s official flag carrier provides flights to Cork, Connacht, Dublin, and Shannon. Ireland’s low cost carrier Ryanair offers a schedule featuring more than 20 destinations. Ryanair operates direct routes between Birmingham and major European cities such as Bratislava, Budapest, Barcelona, Krakow, Milan, Kaunas, and Gdansk. The Canary Islands and several resorts in the Mediterranean region are also offered through the Irish low cost carrier.
Major European airline companies that operate at Birmingham Airport include flag carriers such as Air France, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Swiss International Airlines. The Middle East is accessible to Birmingham passengers using Emirates, Pakistan International Airlines, and Turkmenistan Airlines.
Only two North American airlines serve Birmingham Airport. Air Transat offers seasonal flights to Toronto and United Airlines provides year-long service to Newark Liberty International Airport near New York City.