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News From Birmingham Airport

News From Birmingham Airport

Primera Air – are a new transatlantic low-cost airline who will be offering a daily service from Birmingham to New York and 4 times a week to Boston commencing May 2018.  Primera will be operating a brand-new Airbus A321 Neos aircraft with 16 Premium Economy seats and 182 Economy seats. Passengers will be able to make use of the on-board Wi-Fi and the aircraft has full charging facilities for your devices.

Seats are on sale and start from as little as £149.00 each way. Subject to availability & taxes.

Hilton Garden Inn – a new hotel is being built next to the airport’s terminal building and is set to open in 2018.  The 178-guestroom hotel will be built using modular build technology with main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland working in partnership with CIMC Modular Building Systems. The innovative construction technique uses cutting-edge technology to enable components of the new hotel - including guest rooms and corridors - to be manufactured in China and transported to site for final assembly, generating cost and time efficiencies.

Car Parking at Birmingham Airport - This car park is located adjacent to the terminal building and has recently been redeveloped to improve the access and flow of traffic around the car park. Contactless payment is available at all exits as well as via cash/card payment machines within the car park. This tariff starts from £2 for 10 minutes.

Drop Off Car Park - This 135 space car park is just 400 metres from the terminal and is free for drivers dropping off for 30 minutes. It's within easy walking distance to the terminal and can be reached by foot via a dedicated footpath in just five to ten minutes. There is also a regular free bus service between car park and terminal.

Access is gained via a dedicated entrance lane on Airport Way, the main approach road to the terminal, and is clearly signposted. On entry, drivers should take a ticket from the barrier, drop off their passengers and simply redeem the ticket at the exit barrier. Should drivers stay beyond the 30 minutes free period, payments can either be made via contactless pay machines at the exit barrier or before getting to the barrier via cash machines within the car park. The charge beyond the free period is £5 per each five minute period.

Drivers who are picking up passengers are still advised to use car parks 1, 2 and 3 as the 30 minutes free Drop Off facility may not provide enough time for this activity should passengers be delayed through the arrivals process. Car parks 1, 2 and 3 are only a short two minute walk from the arrivals gate and the tariffs start from £4.90 for up to one hour.

There is a ‘no return within one hour’ policy in place. There is no vehicle height restriction; however, coaches are not permitted and advised to use the dedicated Coach Park provided on site.

Blue Badge parking bays are provided; however, the Airport advises blue badge holders to use the Premium Set Down car park adjacent to the terminal where they are entitled to 60 minutes free parking. All car parks served by busses have special assistance provision.

Contact us for further information 01283 792979 or email