Birmingham Airport becomes a one terminal facility

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Birmingham Airport has become a one terminal facility, with managers claiming it will give passengers a better journey.

Terminals one and two have merged to form one terminal for all arrivals and departures.

All departing passengers will now use a new enlarged combined security search area with self-service and manned check-in desks.

Inbound passengers will arrive into a single meeting and greeting area.

Further work will see the opening of a new duty free shopping area and fashion house in the next few months.

Will Heynes, the airport's operations director, said: "The £13m investment puts the airport in a stronger position to attract new customers and showcase the airport as the region's global gateway.

"Our goal for 2011 is to improve the passenger experience and this project will create a smoother journey through the terminal and improve our overall efficiency.

"Over the next 10 years we will invest a further £100 million in our facilities, which will help us achieve our vision of doubling our passenger numbers by 2018."

He added: "Although the scheme will not be fully completed until July this year, the transition into a single terminal facility is a major milestone for the company."

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