The ultimate airport experience

Christmas festivities have come to an end, the new year evenings are dark and dismal. Get rid of those January blues and book your summer holiday for 2019 from Birmingham Airport

With a choice of more than 150 direct destinations to choose from – whether it be a family holiday, business trip, sunny beach or the great outdoors – Birmingham Airport can help you get there in style. Make the most of your airport experience this summer by planning ahead now and create a luxury get-away, whether you are travelling as a family, with friends or as an individual.

Take advantage of the airport offerings and save money by pre-booking your airport parking, skip the queues when you pre-book your express security lane and treat yourself to a luxury lounge experience by choosing from one of our five executive lounges. And don’t forget to pick up your favourite fragrance at World Duty Free along the way.


Pre-book your Birmingham Airport parking and save up to 70 per cent compared to pay-on-the-day rates. There is a range of car parks to suit all passengers’ needs. All the on-site car parks are within 10 minutes of check-in desks. With parking spaces selling fast for summer, make sure you pre-book to guarantee your parking space and enjoy a hassle-free start to your journey.

If you want to check-in as soon as you can, Valet Parking is the speediest option, while car parks 1, 2 and 3 are only a two-minute walk from the terminal building. Car park 5 is a 10-minute walk to the terminal, or you can get the free shuttle bus every 10 minutes


Take the stress out of your airport experience with Flightsmart, a flight update service for departing passengers via Facebook messenger and Twitter. Make sure you take advantage of this free service when you arrive at the airport this summer. Simply send your flight number to the FlightSmart messenger page or Twitter page and receive instant live flight updates direct to your mobile and tablet device. Facebook messenger also allows access to more rich content, so you can access maps, information about restaurants and bars and contact details – meaning you can have up-to-date information on your journey at your fingertips.


Getting through security can be stress-free when you purchase an Express Security Lane Ticket. Take advantage of a separate lane through security enabling you to pass through the area more quickly, giving you more time to enjoy the great selection of shops and restaurants in the departure lounge.


For adults travelling as a couple, a group of friends travelling for a special celebration or even a business traveller, try out the brand-new Clubrooms lounge: the ultimate departure lounge experience at Birmingham Airport. The interior is designed in the style of a modern members’ club with service to match. It boasts à la carte dining, full table service, great airport views, the best access to most of the airport’s gates and an optional Champagne Package – ideal for those travelling for a special occasion.


Doha – The Qatari capital is 2019’s alternative to Dubai. New wealth meets ancient history!

Greece – Idyllic islands, including Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete and Corfu all boasting long sandy beaches, sun-bleached ruins and turquoise blue sea.

Agadir – Enjoy fine sandy beaches, guaranteed sun and the diverse landscapes of Agadir this summer.

Turkey – With nearly 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline, Turkey is a major draw for visitors looking for a beach-based holiday.

Balearic Islands – Sunny climates, stunning landscapes and relaxing vibes can be found at scenic coasts like Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.