Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)
(Birmingham, Alabama - AL, USA)
An extremely historic airport approaching its 80 birthday, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) regularly sees around three million passengers in a single year. The airport is around 4.5 miles / 7 km northeast of downtown Birmingham and is the premier gateway to Alabama, also being close to Avon Park, Boyles Highland, Lake Highlands, Oak Lawn, Wahouma and Woodlawn.
Birmingham Airport has recently spent $43 million extending its east-west runway by around 610 meters / 2000 feet, now allowing heavier Boeing 747s to take off. Around ten airlines are currently based here and spread evenly between the two concourses, handling some 160 arrivals and departures daily. Passengers with spare time on their hands at Birmingham BHM Airport may be interested to pay a visit to the onsite Southern Museum of Flight, which boasts an exceptional collection of 20th-century aviation treasures.
Birmingham Airport is served by various shuttle buses, with pickup on the lower level between Concourse B and C. These include the Airport Express, eShuttle, Meteors and the convenient Birmingham Door to Door shuttle service, which connects state wide destinations and features discounts for multiple passengers. Alabama Limousines, taxis and car rental are also available, allowing you to easily reach downtown Birmingham, which is filled with tree-lined avenues and plenty of green spaces. Taxis are operated by American Cabs, Yellow Cabs and the Birmingham Cab Company and offer the easiest way to reach the fashionable Five Points South neighborhood, the charming area surrounding Cobb Lane and the nearby suburbs of Adamsville, Bessemer, Fairfield, Hueytown, Homewood and Mountain Brook.
About Birmingham Tourism
Northern Alabama's most cosmopolitan and appealing tourist destination, the city of Birmingham is historically just a small agricultural town, which has grown into a leading industrial center. The city's main attractions are based within downtown Birmingham and in particular, within the Fourth Avenue Historic District. Particularly notable is the Hall of Memory, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, which is part of the Carver Performing Arts Center.
Birmingham Airport (BHM) is close to the city and also near to the suburbs of Irondale, Tarrant City and Fultondale. The airport is well connected to the city, where other popular sights include the Birmingham Museum of Art, Vulcan Park and its observation tower, and the McWane Center, where an IMAX cinema and science center are to be found.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM):|
|Address: 5900 Airport Highway, Birmingham, Alabama, AL, 35212, USA|
|Airport Code: BHM
Airport Tel: +1 205 595 0533
Fax: not available