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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Code BHM

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 33°33'46"N / -86°-45'-12"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KBHM
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 3:49 am

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About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Code

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport code is BHM. This three-letter unique identifier code has been assigned to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport by International Air Transport Association (IATA).  Nestled in the heart  of Jefferson County at an elevation of 198 meters, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has been a gateway to The Magic City and Central Alabama for more than 90 years now. 

About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is a civil-military airport  that has over a period of time evolved into a potpourri of culture and history while also maintaining an image of an economic catalyst for the country. 

Serving Alabama, Birmingham, and its metropolitan areas including Tuscaloosa, this airport handles 301 aircraft operations on an average daily. It is the busiest airport in the state with 3,09,604 passengers annually. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport was previously known as Birmingham Municipal Airport. It was renamed as Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in the year 2008 to honor Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth–the leader of the Birmingham Campaign during the Civil Rights movements and the president of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. 

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) Runways

Spread across an area of 2,170 acres, this facility is serviced by two asphalt runways: 6/24 and 18/36. 

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) Terminal

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is a single terminal facility. The terminal features three concourses and two levels. The upper level hosts check-in counters, a business center, and a large function room while the ground level has offices for baggage claims and airport operations. 

Nearest Airports to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport : 154 miles

Nashville International Airport : 199 miles 

Memphis International Airport : 233 miles

Major Airlines Operating from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

American Airlines 

American Eagle

Delta Air Lines 

Delta Connection 

Southwest Airlines

United Express

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
06-24 10,000 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
18-36 7,100 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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