Birmingham Airport, formerly Birmingham International Airport, is just over five miles from Birmingham city centre. It handles millions of passengers every year, and serves over 40 different airlines which offer flights to all corners of the globe.
Birmingham Airport has a programme designed to help airlines reduce their Co2 emissions, and the UK's first passenger flight using sustainable biofuel departed from its hub in 2011. The airport handles around 44,000 flight rotations a year, and they calculate that these savings could add to up an excess of 48,000 tonnes of fuel; enough to fill Wembley Stadium five and a half times!
In June 2012 John Morris, Head of Government and Industry Affairs at the airport, was named Personality of the Year at the Global AirRail Awards in Stockholm.
The airport gained the Carbon Trust Standard for continued successful efforts to reduce carbon emissions in 2009, and was awarded Best in Europe in the 5-10 Million Annual Passengers class in 2007.
The 2012 Best Airport shortlist