Entitled The Midlands Gateway to the World, the draft Master Plan is now open for a 12-week public consultation period until the end of January, with public exhibitions taking place across the West Midlands over the next three months.
The airport said that its forecast demand growth is “fully achievable on the existing single runway which has the physical capacity to handle 25 to 30 million passenger movements a year”.
Commenting on the news Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said:
“Birmingham Airport is a key part of an economy that is growing faster than anywhere else in the UK and it is important we invest and grow this asset to ensure it keeps being a driver of prosperity.
“These bold plans will not only see a huge investment by the airport but commit to using the existing single runway to drive this growth. For my part, I will work with the airport and key partners like HS2 and the NEC Group to ensure we deliver the world-class facility our region and country deserves.”