Birmingham International Airport (BHX) has become the latest airport with wifi access, with T-Mobile’s hotspot service now available throughout the terminal buildings. The mobile operator claims its hotspot service is now available to over 85 per cent of UK air passengers, and follows its recent announcement of wifi coverage on the Heathrow Express (see online news November 9).
BHX’s hotspot service means that T-Mobile now offers wifi access in 15 UK airports, including all seven BAA-owned airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton), as well as Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Leeds Bradford, Nottingham East Midlands, Humberside, Bournemouth and now Birmingham.
The news will be welcomed by regional business travellers using BHX to reach key domestic and European destinations. Further afield the airport serves New York with Continental, Dubai twice-daily with Emirates, and Toronto, Delhi and Amritsar (northern India) with Air India. But travellers from Birmingham will soon have to make do without a BA service following the sale of budget brand BA Connect to Flybe (see online news November 9).
Report by Mark Caswell