Record start for Birmingham Airport

Record start for Birmingham Airport

Record passenger growth figures continued for Birmingham Airport last month with 904,790 passengers passing through its doors in March – over 73,000 more than the same period last year.

Both long and short haul services saw significant growth with long haul up by 8.3% compared to the same month last year and short haul up by 9%.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive officer at Birmingham Airport, said: “March was a very busy and significant month here at the airport.

“Not only did we see our twenty fifth consecutive month of growth but we also saw Jet2.com and Jet2 holidays launch and Qatar Airways celebrate its first anniversary.

“Eurowings also launched flights to Vienna and announced Salzburg, which will start in December.

“These additional airlines and routes along with the busy summer fast approaching means we only expect these record breaking figures to continue.”

Scheduled traffic accounted for 92% of the total, with charter passengers making up the remaining eight per cent.

Scheduled traffic overall grew by 9.9%, with significant year-on-year growth to Madrid (+143.1%), Wroclaw (+133%), Marrakech (+125.6%), Sal Island (+85.6%), Brussels (+41.8%) and Salzburg (+40.7%).  

Charter traffic saw significant expansion on services to Hurghada (+238.7%), Naples (+151.9%), Malaga (+22.7%), Paphos (+21%) and Grenoble (+6.7%).