Birmingham Airport backs World Indoor Athletics Championships

Birmingham Airport has been named as the first national partner of the 2018 edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Indoor Championships, which will be staged in the English city.

The event will take place at Arena Birmingham (pictured) from March 1-4 and will feature more than 400 athletes from 150 countries.

Next year will mark the first time that any country has held the outdoor and indoor world championships back to back, after London staged the IAAF World Championships last month.

Birmingham Airport’s commercial director, Jo Lloyd, said: “The Championships are a natural fit for us given the close proximity to the Arena and the fact that we will be the ideal gateway for those attending. It will allow us to showcase our airport brand to global audiences and as a gateway to the many wonderful places to visit within the Midlands region.”