Birmingham voted UK's best "large airport"‏

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"
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
Friday 6 January 2012


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