Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (IATA: BHM, ICAO: KBHM, FAA LID: BHM), formerly Birmingham Municipal Airport and
later Birmingham International Airport, is the major airport that serves Birmingham, Alabama and Central Alabama. A joint civil-military
facility, it is located five miles (8 km) northeast of downtown Birmingham Alabama, near the interchange of I-20 and I-59. BHM served 2.6 million
passengers in 2013, and is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Alabama.
There is a $201.6 million dollar terminal renovation project in progress. This project includes a renovation and major upgrade to the airport's existing
concourse C , as well as completely new concourses A and B. There will also be changes made to the interior lobby and ticketing area of the main terminal
building, as well as improving the way passengers get from the parking deck to the terminal. More security screening areas, concessions, as well as US
customs offices will be added.
Concourse A and B opened in March 2013 with 13 gates. The entire inventory of 19 gates and ticketing counters, two baggage claims areas and several
art exhibits are complete.