Birmingham Airport's new £13 million terminal has officially been unveiled to business leaders by the secretary of state for transport, Philip Hammond.
The facility merges the two terminals at the hub into one single building and it is the latest part of a £100 million revamp at the Midlands airport.
Other changes set to be made include the construction of a 3,365-space multi-storey car park, along with an air traffic control tower.
"This investment places Birmingham Airport in a unique position to meet the anticipated growth in future air travel and offers an alternative for those tired of taking long and stressful road journeys to reach other UK airports," said Paul Kehoe, chief executive of the hub.
He added that the new terminal showcases the airport as the region's "global gateway".
Recently, hundreds of passengers were delayed at Birmingham Airport after a fuel spillage closed the runway, with eight aircraft being affected.