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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Airport information
 Location of BHM
Airport typePublic
OwnerBirmingham Airport Authority
ServesBirmingham, Alabama
Elevation196 m (644 ft)
Statistics2009, 2010
Aircraft operations (2009)123133
Based aircraft (2009)248
Passengers (2010)2950429

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: See: Birmingham Air National Guard Base for the United States Air Force use of the airport

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport , formerly Birmingham Municipal Airport and later Birmingham International Airport, is the major airport that serves Birmingham, Alabama and Central Alabama, United States. A joint civil-military facility, it is located five miles (8 km) northeast of downtown Birmingham, near the interchange of I-20 and I-59. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport currently operates 136 flights daily to 43 airports in 40 cities. BHM served 3,222,689 passengers in 2007, and is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Alabama. It has also been mentioned by Atlanta talk show host Clark Howard as a cheap alternate airport for Atlanta travelers due to the presence of Southwest Airlines. The airport was renamed in July 2008 after Fred Shuttlesworth.

The Southern Museum of Flight is located on Airport Authority property, adjacent on the east side of the North-South runway. The airfield is capable of handling all aircraft types. The main runway is 12002 ft (3658.2 m) long. The secondary runway is 7100 ft (2164.1 m) long. A Category II instrument landing system allows operations in visibility as low as a quarter mile.

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