About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (airport code: BHM), formerly Birmingham Municipal Airport and now Birmingham International Airport, is the major airport that serves Birmingham, Alabama and Central Alabama.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport Facts
- The first commercial air service to Birmingham began in 1928 by St. Tammy and Gulf Coast Airways.
- The new airport opened on May 31, 1931.
- World War II saw the airport leased to the United States Army Air Forces for $1 a year to support national defense.
- The official name of the airport was changed to Birmingham International Airport on October 20, 1993.
- In October 2008, the airport was officially renamed again to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.
- BHM currently has one new terminal building with two new concourses, which opened on March 13, 2013.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport Top Destinations
- (ATL) Atlanta Ft. Worth, Delta
- (CLT) Charlotte, US Airways
- (DFW) Dallas Ft. Worth, American
- (IAH) Houston, AirTran, United
- (BWI) Baltimore, Delta, Southwest
- (DAL) Dallas Love, AirTran, Southwest
- (MCO) Orlando, Southwest
- (MDW) Chicago Midway, Southwest
- (TPA) Tampa, Southwest, Southwest
- (HOU) Houston Hobby, Southwest