BIRMINGHAM Airport has been named the most family friendly airport in the UK and Ireland.
Netflights.com awarded Birmingham the accolade after working with parenting bloggers to measure 20 airports on their travel experience for families.
The website polled 2,000 British travellers on their habits and experiences of using airports with children.
Birmingham Airport was crowned the most family friendly airport, coming out on top with 80 per cent of its flights leaving on time in June 2018, designated baby changing areas, express security lanes, free water fountains and free wi-fi.
Stuart Haseley-Neirup, head of customer experience at Birmingham Airport, said: “We are delighted at being named the most family-friendly Airport.
“We put the passenger at the heart of everything we do, meaning we tailor the airport experience to the needs of all of our 13m passengers that travel through whether they are on business, leisure or as a family.”
As part of the family-friendly initiative, Birmingham Airport launched the new look SkyZone area to coincide with the start of the school holidays. The interactive and educational children’s play area located after security can be found at Gate 55.
And the airport will also be introducing a new child focused initiative at security, where youngsters will be greeted and awarded with a Zoom sticker. The stickers bearing the Birmingham Airport Mascot, Zoom, aims to make the security experience less daunting and less stressful for children and parents.
Paul Hopkinson, marketing director at Netflights, said: “We are delighted that Birmingham has ranked so highly against other airports in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands for its family friendliness.
“Its central location, free drinking water, free Wi-Fi, play areas and punctual flights meant it scored very highly and is a good option for those travelling with children this summer.”