Birmingham Airport Guide
Birmingham International Airport serves Birmingham and South East Queensland and it is the third biggest airport in United Kingdom by aircraft movements.
26 airlines use Birmingham and it is a major hub for Virgin United Kingdom and a secondary hub for both Qantas and Jetstar.
The airport has two terminals, international and domestic as well as two runways.
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There are plenty of things to do whilst you wait for your flight in the domestic terminal. The terminal is home to a wide choice of bars and restaurants plus some great original shopping.
Carl's Jnr is more for the casual diner offering burgers and chicken nuggets, Chop Chop Chang's is all about local fresh produce creating Asian street food.
The international terminal also hosts plenty of alternatives; Airport Kebabs, Burger Urge, Doughnut Time, Hungry Jacks, KFC, Subway and just about anything else you can think of.
Bars and Cafe's
The Glasshouse Bar is on level 2 inspired by the spirit of the Glasshouse mountains, there is an extensive menu together with fine ales and wines. Velocity Cafe and Bar is a great place for the family serving good coffee and a full range of alcoholic drinks.
The domestic terminal also has some really fine shopping, with the normal news and pharmacy shops together with fashion outlets such as; Sunglass Hut, Peter Alexander, Blue Illusion, French Connection, Oxford-Men, Crumpler, Witchery, Rip Curl and Victoria's Secret.
Although not a wide choice of outlets that you would normally expect from an international terminal the choices are varied and very acceptable.
Birmingham River Grill offers locally sourced produce with a carefully selected menu, perhaps Mad Mex can tempt you with their gourmet burritos and spicy Mexican food. The ever popular Japanese cuisine is catered for by Sushi Sushi.
Bars and Cafe's
Bar Roma offers delicious thin crust pizzas as well as fine wines and beers, Cavu offers freshly made sandwiches and good vino. The Botanist Kitchen and Bar serves great meals and has a fully stocked bar just to while the time away.
JR Duty Free is the place to go to catch up on all the duty free bargains to take away. Brand name shopping is also represented by; Billabong, Carry On, Merino Collection, R.M Williams and Sunglass Hut.
Located next to the airport is Skygate, it is a bustling market place filled with restaurants, bars and cafe's and the best in fashion and Queensland's only 24hr Woolworths.
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