Birmingham Airport enjoying a boom

Birmingham Airport is flying high after figures released this week reveal passenger growth increased by over 9% year-on-year in August. 

Birmingham International - BHX

Birmingham International – BHX

The growth in passenger numbers for the month was higher than at any other UK airport during the same period with one million people passing through the Airport.

The record-breaking month saw an incredible 1,031,259 passengers fly in and out of the Airport, making it the 4th busiest month in the company’s history. It is also the 9th time the Airport has pushed through the one million passenger mark.

Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of Birmingham Airport, said: “August has been a fantastic month for us in terms of passenger numbers. It is particularly pleasing to learn we were the best performing airport in the UK, clearly demonstrating there is strong demand to fly from Birmingham.

“We have seen encouraging signs particularly from our leisure passengers, who have decided to take advantage of the extra capacity and new routes now served by Monarch, including Barcelona and Nice. Traditional summer sun destinations including Palma, Alicante and Malaga also proved to be tremendously popular in August.”

Paul added: “We are now turning our attention to the winter season ahead, making sure we continue the great results we have achieved this summer.

“With new routes planned to commence in the coming months, including the launch of easyJet’s daily service to Belfast International, SAS launching their new route to Stockholm and Ryanair now serving Milan and Krakow, this is great news for our business community and those seeking city breaks.”

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