Birmingham Airport set for record festive period

Birmingham Airport set for record festive period

Birmingham Airport is expecting to report its busiest festive season on record this year after yet another record month in November.

Birmingham Airport has seen another month of record breaking growth with November figures showing nearly 780,000 passengers travelled through the Midlands airport.

In total 779,583 passengers were recorded giving an increase of 12.5% compared to the same month last year - equivalent to 86,550 more people.

Both long haul and short haul saw similar levels of growth with long haul up by 13% and short haul up by 12.6% year-on-year.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive officer at Birmingham Airport, said: "November tends to be one of our quieter months and so it’s fantastic to see such a healthy rate of growth in the volume of passengers.

"We are now celebrating our twenty first consecutive month of record breaking growth this year which is great news for the airport and the Midlands region."

Scheduled traffic accounted for 94% of the total passenger volume for November and saw a 13.8% growth rate compared to the same month last year. Charter traffic accounted for 6% of the total.

Estimated passenger figures for December also show that it’s expected to be another record breaking month and the busiest festive period on record for Birmingham Airport.

Between Friday 16 December to Tuesday 3 January, the airport expects to see over half a million people giving a predicted increase of 21.2% compared to the same period last year.