Having two airports within an hour’s drive from Leicester is incredibly useful for planning holidays and travel adventures.
East Midlands Airport is great for family summer holidays to the Canary Islands or short city breaks, as it has 88 destinations to choose from.
But if you want to travel further afield or East Midlands Airport doesn’t fly to your favourite holiday spot, there is another Midlands airport that may have your back covered.
Birmingham Airport is a larger airport and offers over 150 destinations to choose from.
Of course you can travel to some of these from the Castle Donington based airport.
But for all the ones you can’t, Birmingham is the next best option, as the airport can be reached within an hour’s drive, or just over a 90 minute train journey from Leicester.
Here 13 of the best destinations you can fly to from Birmingham Airport , but not East Midlands Airport:
The popular African holiday destination is just 3 hours and 55 minutes away from Birmingham.
AirArabia operates the flights out of the Midlands to Morrocco.
It’s the stylish city that’s certainly the place to be right now.
It might be a lengthy 7 hours and 5 minutes flight from Birmingham, but at least the commute to the airport isn’t too long.
There are several places in India which can be reached by around a 9 hour flight from Birmingham.
Amritsar, Dehli, Goa are among the places you can jet off to in order to take in a different culture.
If laying on the beach is your kind of holiday, but you also like to have a bustling city to explore, Thailand is a great place to put on your to-do list.
Phuket and U-Tapao can both be reached by a flight of around 12 hours.
TUI Airways offers flights from Birmingham to Thailand.
5. Dominican Republic
Punta Cana and La Romana are both available to fly to from Birmignham.
It’s TUI Airways again that operates the flight that takes just over 9 hours, but the long flight is worth it for the infamous sandy beaches and clear sea.
6. Cape Verde
It’s another one for the travel to-do list.
If you want an idyllic and romantic break Boa Vista is a great option, as is Sal Island.
One for the culture buffs who like to explore the history of different places.
It’s just a short flight of 3 hours to Montenegro from Birmingham, which is operated by TUI Airways.
In just over 8 hours you can fly from Birmingham to Islamabad, which is known for its greenery.
Pakistan International Airlines operate these flights.
Doha, the capital of Qatar is a man-made island that has plenty to explore during a trip.
Qatar Airways operates the 7 hour flight.
Another one for those who love to combine culture with relaxing by the coast.
Banjul is just over a 6 hour flight away from Birmingham. These flights are operated by Thomas Cook Airlines.
12. Porto Santo
The peaceful Portuguese Island promises to be a chilled holiday.
In just 3 hours and 40 minutes you could be transported from Birmingham to Porto Santo on a TUI flight.
Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca are both reached within 4 hours from Birmingham.
Another European country that you can fly to from Birmingham Airport but not East Midlands Airport.
Vilnius is just a 2 hour, 45 minutes flight away, operated by Ryainair.
The West Midlands Airport also flies to additional Italian destinations including, Sardinia, Sicily and Turin.
Top travel tips and details about the best attractions and restaurants to visit in these city break locations can be found on TripAdvisor.