Birmingham airport continues record breaking streak

Birmingham airport continues record breaking streak

Birmingham Airport has revealed another record breaking month, with total 1,221,212 people were recorded travelling through the airport in July, up by 14% compared to the same month last year.

This has resulted in the airport continuing its record breaking streak of month on month passenger growth, which now stands at 17 consecutive months.

Long haul saw very significant passenger growth rates, up by 32.8%, and short haul grew by 12.1% year-on-year.

Scheduled traffic accounted for over 86.4% of the total passenger volume for July and saw a 26.1% growth rate compared to the same month last year. Charter traffic accounted for over 13.6% of the total.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive officer at Birmingham Airport, said: “We are now in our peak summer travel season and its great news that recent months have consistently been surpassing the million passengers in a month mark.

“A 14% growth rate year on year for July is very significant and equates to almost 150,000 more passengers being served here.

“August tends to be our busiest month so we expect to beat previous record days over the next few weeks as well as breaking the 11 million passenger mark in twelve months.”      

 

 

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