The West Midlands itself is considered a coronavirus h ot-spot with deaths recorded so far.
The airport is next to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Center (NEC), has already been discussed as a possible location for a temporary field hospital.
It is understood that any airport facility could initially have space for 2, (bodies, increasing to up to) , , if needed.
Senior Birmingham Coroner Louise Hunt said: “We understand that it is a very difficult time for everyone and we will do all that we can to make sure bereaved families understand what is happening to their loved ones and to release them for funeral as soon as we can. “
It is now anticipated that the new site could ultimately accommodate all deaths across the West Midlands.
This means it could handle deaths not related to coronavirus as regional mortuaries may close due to staffing the new facility.
A Birmingham Airport spokeswoman said: “We have been in discussions with the authorities and we will of course co-operate to find a suitable location and help where we can to support the fight back against this pandemic.”
Deputy Leader of Sandwell Council Wasim Ali said: “In reality, we have to prepare for the worst as local councils.
“We’ve seen the numbers of deaths just keep rising. If it does get to that point, we have to be prepared.
“It’s a big logistics operation, so we have to take that decision to start the planning.”