I’ve received information from Birmingham Airport about a consultation they are holding that could see the flightpaths changed. Here’s a copy of the information I’ve received, please make sure you have your say on the proposals:

Proposed changes to flightpaths for aircraft departing from Runway 33

Birmingham Airport is a strategic national asset, making a significant contribution to the West Midlands economy, serving its demand for air transport and acting as a catalyst to boost employment and inward investment. In 2014 we extended our runway, enabling direct, non-stop services to long-haul destinations in emerging markets, part of a £450 million investment programme to meet the needs of the 12 million passengers who fly from Birmingham each year.

In common with airports throughout the UK, Birmingham Airport is required to make changes to its flight paths, known technically as Standard Instrument Departure routes. We are bringing forward our proposals as part of a national programme which will deliver improvements and efficiencies to the UK’s airspace infrastructure. Before we can make any changes, we must formally present an Airspace Change Proposal, which is the subject of this consultation.

Full details of the proposal can be accessed via our website:

Hard copies can be supplied on request by writing to:

Airspace Change Process

Birmingham Airport

Diamond House

Birmingham, B26 3QJ 

or by emailing

This proposal will be subject of a 14 week consultation commencing on Monday 3rd July and will close on Monday 9th October.

We take the concerns and views of our stakeholders very seriously. Your feedback into this consultation process is important and I encourage you to respond.

David Winstanley

Chief Operating Officer

Birmingham Airport Limited

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