Birmingham Shuttlesworth international airport (IATA: BHM, FAA LID: BHM, ICAO: KBHM), primarily referred to as Birmingham Municipal Airport, is located in Jefferson country, 8 kilometers northwest of Birmingham downtown. Birmingham Shuttlesworth international airport has both civil and military use; it serves the city of Birmingham, Alabama, in the United States. The owner of the airport is Birmingham airport authority. Al Denson is the manager of the airport.
Birmingham Shuttlesworth international airport covers 2,000 acres. The airfield can handle all kinds of aircraft, the main runway is 12,007 feet, and the second track is 7,009 feet. By passenger volume, Birmingham Shuttlesworth international airport is the largest and the busiest airport in the state of Alabama. In 2018 the airport reached its all-time high when it served over 2,972,776 million passengers. Birmingham Shuttlesworth international airport has an average of 31 aircraft operations, including 136 flights a day. Birmingham Shuttlesworth International airport provides facilities for general aviation and commercial air operations for businesses and individuals. Birmingham international airport has 2,225 full-time jobs with an estimated payroll of $105 million.
Birmingham international airport is home to about 50 airlines, including Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Brussels Air Lines, Turkish Air Lines, KLM Swiss, SAS, and Air France.
In 1931, American Airways made arrangements to serve Birmingham. The Birmingham City council established the Birmingham Airport authority in 1986. During that time, the number of flights increases to 65, and the airport serves 1.9 annual passengers. In 1993 the airports' name was officially changed after the direct service was added to destinations in Canada and Mexico.
By 2000 Birmingham Shuttlesworth airport served 81 daily flights. The number of passengers also increased and became 3,067,777. From that time, Birmingham Shuttlesworth's international airport begins a steady pace of growth.