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Birmingham International Airport voted UK’s best Airport

Shavi | 25th Jan 2012

A recent survey has revealed that Birmingham airport is the most popular large UK airport among Britons.

Birmingham Airport has been voted “Best UK Airport” by “Which? Travel” members, in the large airports category.

Birmingham achieved four out of five “stars” in six out of the seven categories, which were: Airport Design, Environment, Information/Navigation, Queues/Delays, Parking, Catering and Shopping.

Members were asked to rate each category by their satisfaction with, and likelihood to recommend, airports that they’ve travelled from in the last 12 months. More than 8000 members took part in the survey, rating 28 Airports.

“Which? Travel” states that when comparing the results of this survey with one carried out in 2009, it suggests that people are noticing and appreciating the investments made by regional airports – such as Birmingham which in undergoing a £200m investment programme.

Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport, said, “This survey demonstrates that our hard work and investment is paying off and that our customers are benefiting from the many improvements we’ve made”.

“We know that Birmingham Airport offers a hassle free alternative to some Airports in the south east for both getting to the Airport and travelling through the terminal so these results reinforce this”.

Birmingham airport hosts some of the top renowned airlines to top destinations around the world, such as Emirates, Lufthansa, Air France and many, with flights to India, flights to Dubai, flights to USA and beyond.

Since 2009, Birmingham Airport has opened a new state of the art International Pier and last year merged the two terminals to become a one terminal facility, providing a larger security search area and opening more shops and restaurants.

The Airport is currently building a new 33m air traffic control tower and a new aircraft hangar, and is progressing a tender process for the runway extension to allow for more direct long haul flights.

Airports in the survey’s large airport category included Heathrow, Manchester and Gatwick. The survey was conducted between 26 September and 7 October 2011.

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