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Work begins on £45 million Birmingham extension

Construction has started on a £45 million expansion plan at Birmingham International Airport.

Construction has started on a £45 million expansion plan at Birmingham International Airport.

The new International Pier will replace the current Terminal One building and has been designed to accommodate more modern aircraft.

Departures will be based on the top floor of the three-storey building and arrivals will be based on the second level, while the ground floor will be reserved for airline offices.

The new building will offer space for seven wide-bodied aircraft, meaning passengers flying to or from Birmingham will be able to board and leave flights using air-bridges.

Will Heynes, operations director at the airport, explained: "This investment will provide the Airport with facilities to enable it to meet the growing demand for international services to global destinations from Birmingham.

"The building will be capable of accommodating ‘next generation’ environmentally-efficient wide-bodied aircraft such as the Airbus A350 or the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner."

Meanwhile, bmibaby has announced the first part of its winter schedule from Birmingham.

The carrier will operate cheap flights to a series of European destinations, including Alicante, Faro, Malaga, Murcia, Palma and Nice.

Flights to Geneva will also be available over the winter months to cater to tourists heading to the Alps for the ski season.

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