Birmingham Airport

Birmingham airport is designated as a Facilitated (Level 2) airport in accordance with the IATA Worldwide Scheduling Guidelines.

Airport Opening Hours
Birmingham airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.

ACL provides services from 0900 to 1700 UK local time, on weekdays only (excluding public holidays), and the Coordinator can be contacted as follows:

Coordinator Contact Details


ACL Out of Hours Coverage
Outside normal office hours (evenings, weekends, public holidays), service is provided by the airport operator.

Please note – the Out of Hours service will only deal with short term ad-hoc schedule changes and new requests.  All other changes must be submitted to ACL during normal office hours.

The contact numbers for Out of Hours assistance at Birmingham are shown below:


Cover Provided By Telephone No. Fax No. / E-mail
Airport Manager

+44 (0)121 767 7529

(mobile) +44 (0)7850 311 001

+44 (0)121 767 7425


Planned Closures for Maintenance

BHX W16 Runway Closures


Local Guidelines
Article 8(5) of the slot Regulation enables additional rules and guidelines for the coordination of airports to be established by the air transport industry, or local guidelines to be established by the Coordination Committee, to deal with specific scheduling problems and issues, provided such rules

  • do not affect the independence of the Coordinator
  • comply with Community law
  • improve the efficient use of the airport.

At the airports served by ACL a number of Local Guidelines have been developed and agreed by the Coordination Committees to deal with specific scheduling issues.

The objective of the Birmingham Local Guideline is to assist the Coordinator in seeking voluntary schedule adjustments by airlines to reduce operational delays and ensure the effective facilitation of airport schedules.

A copy of this guideline is available by clicking here

Airport Committees
A number of committees have been formed to deal with various scheduling and coordination Issues.

The Constitutions, Terms of Reference and, in some cases, Minutes of some of these committees are available in the ACL Reference Library.

At Birmingham the major committee is the Scheduling Committee. 

Seasonal Reports
Seasonal reports are not published on this site for Birmingham airport .