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Monday 7th of December 2015
Birmingham Airport has revealed that 2015 is a record breaking year for the airport, with October being the ninth consecutive record breaking month. October saw 921,150 passengers pass through its doors, a figure that is up 4.8% compared to the same period in 2014.
One reason for the increase, is the amount of passengers deciding to take long-haul flights from the airport. Over 33% more passengers are deciding to use long haul flights from Birmingham Airport this year compared to the same month last year.
The most popular long haul routes with a 100% growth rate compared to October 2014, are to Berlin, Budapest, Warsaw, Reykjavik, New York JFK, Venice and Madrid.
Paul Kehoe, chief executive of Birmingham Airport commented on the Airport’s success:
“Yet again we’ve seen another very encouraging month of record breaking passenger numbers here at Birmingham Airport with the demand for long haul flights continuing to increase.
“Our choice of airlines and routes, both long haul and short haul, are continuing to expand to give our passengers the flexibility to travel year round to some fantastic destinations. We are confident that our success will continue into 2016 as we welcome more new carriers, including CSA, Qatar, Iberia and Blue Air to Birmingham in the new year.”