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Birmingham Airport Guide (BHM)

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Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is located 5 miles northeast of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The airport was named in honor of Fred Shuttlesworth, a U.S. civil rights activist and minister in Birmingham, Alabama. BHM opened in 1931 and approximately 3 million passengers pass through the airport each year.

Transfer between Terminals

Birmingham International Airport has one terminal building and two concourses: Concourse A and Concourse B. Concourse A is used by Southwest, Delta, and US Airways. Concourse B is used by United, American, and US Airways. The airport is accessible by foot.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Clarion Hotel Birmingham, 5216 Messer Airport Highway, Birmingham, AL 35212, This hotel offers its guests complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet, and access to a fitness center and swimming pool. Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, 5000 Richard Arrington Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212, Located just one mile from the airport, this Holiday Inn boasts complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet, and a shuttle service that transports guests to and from the airport.

Transport into Town

Taxi: Taxi service at Birmingham International is available on the ground level outside the baggage claim area. Private Shuttle: There are various shuttle services that operate to and from the airport. See Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s website for a full list and contact information.

Airport Lounges

There are no airline-operated lounges inside the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Major Airlines

Approximately seven airlines operate out of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Southwest Airlines is BHM’s largest carrier, transporting 1.31 million passengers and 45% of Birmingham International Airport’s passengers. Delta is BHM’s second largest carrier, having carried 807,000 passengers. ExpressJet comes in third with 15.34% of Birmingham International Airport’s passengers.

Airport Facilities

Several unique pieces of artwork are displayed throughout the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, including Larry Kirkland’s mixed sculptural work Birmingham Beacons. There are five eateries and three locations of Hudson News inside the airport. Free wireless internet is available throughout the airport.

Car Parking

Hourly parking is located on level 3 in the parking garage. Hourly parking costs $1.00 per hour or $24 per day. Daily parking is located on level 2 and 4-7 in the parking garage. There are also a small number of daily parking spaces located on level 3. Daily parking costs $1.00 per hour or $12.00 per day. The remote lot is located on Airline Drive near the terminal area. Remote parking costs $1 per hour or $10.00 per day. An Airport shuttle van will transport you and your luggage to/from the terminal building.

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