BHM in the Community


Guided by the principle that COMMUNITY MATTERS, the Birmingham Airport Authority takes pride in working with neighborhood schools, families and businesses to achieve a safer and more prosperous community in which to live, work and profit. It is in that spirit that the Authority partners with its fellow community members to promote and provide programs for enhanced educational and growth opportunities for the young people in our communities.

Airport Ambassadors

In the spirit of our passenger-centric service philosophy here at BHM, the Airport Ambassadors Program is just one of our many customer service initiatives that makes sure travelers feel welcomed and at home in our terminal. This volunteer opportunity provides general assistance and a warm smile to travelers at BHM. Learn more

Birmingham Airport Summer Youth Employment Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program allows students the opportunity to learn the value of earning and managing their own money, as well as the importance of hard work, teamwork, and community service. Applications for this program are accepted each March, generally during the week of Spring Break. For more information on the program, please email

Airport Tour Program

Airport tours are conducted every 4th Tuesday and Thursday of the month, October to March, with the exception of high traffic time  around the Thanksgiving and Holiday travel. All tours are conducted by professional staff and must be scheduled in advance.

Participants must be in the second grade or above, in order to participate in or accompany a guided tour. A minimum of 15 students are required for a tour.  Tour groups cannot be larger than 30, including chaperones.

Tour fees vary according to the tour package your group chooses:

  • General tour: General facilities tour pre-security; duration 45 minutes. Free of charge.
  • Tour & lunch: General facilities tour pre-security with lunch; duration 90 minutes. Cost is $6.00 per person (cost subject to change).
  • Joint tour: Airport tour pre-security, lunch and a tour of the Southern Museum of Flight; duration approximately four hours.  Cost is $13.00 per person (cost subject to change).

For more information about the airport and its tours program, contact PR and Marketing at

Presidents’ Advisory Committee

The Birmingham Airport Authority is sensitive to the needs of communicating information to our community, regarding airport growth and development, as well as our commitment throughout the community to elected leadership, volunteers, and neighbors. The Authority provides a bi-monthly forum in which information is exchanged on issues of property, planning, expansion, and noise abatement projects. Presidents from the airport’s neighboring communities attend Committee meetings for the purpose of dispersing information to their respective neighborhoods and providing feedback to the Authority. For more information or to obtain minutes from a particular meeting, please contact