Alabama Airport is also known as the Birmingham Shuttleworth Airport. It is a domestic airport which accepts flights to and from destinations in 40 cities. Alabama Airport services both Alabama and Birmingham and is located just five miles away from Birmingham on the I-59 I-20 interchange. Most popular with tourists flying on budget airlines, Alabama Airport handles around 3 million passengers a year.
The terminal at Alabama Airport is host to a wide range of facilities including a variety of shops (including duty free) and a large selection of bars, restaurants and cafes. Other facilities include tourist information desks, a business centre including hook-up internet, ATM machines and currency exchange booths. The airport is accessible by the disabled and further help can be given if needed.
There is currently just one terminal at Alabama Airport and this is split up into three sections.
- Section A is currently being renovated and is hoped to be ready for international flights in 2014.
- Section B is also currently being renovated and will also open in 2014.
- Section C is currently the main hub for all flights and has 14 gates.
Getting To and From the Airport
Taxis and limousines can both be obtained from inside the airport itself and there is a taxi stand located just outside of the baggage claim area on the ground floor. The best way of getting around in Alabama is by car and there are a number of car hire companies operating from Alabama Airport. To compare the prices of car hire Alabama Airport companies use the anycarhire.com search facilities. You can book online before you travel and pick your car up from the car hire desks which are next to the baggage claim area.