Birmingham Airport is the UK’s seventh busiest airport. Nearly 9 million passengers passed through in 2011. The airport is an important UK departure point for package holidays and also has a high volume of budget flights with low-cost airlines Ryanair and flybe. The airport also handles a small amount of flights with EasyJet. The summer season sees a huge increase in flights, with tour operators like Monarch operating routes to beach holiday destinations. Companies like Thomson and Thomas Cook figure prominently as the airport is a major UK departure point for chartered holiday flights. Currently there are over 20 airlines in residence, offering a wide choice of routes to sunshine holiday favourites, European cities and a number of domestic UK airports. A much smaller number of routes serve destinations in North Africa. the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia.
The top 5 flight operators from Birmingham are :
•Thomas Cook Airways
Top 10 destinations (passenger numbers) in 2010:• Dublin
• Palma de Mallorca
Find live flight information at http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/