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Birmingham Airport reports record breaking passenger figures

Birmingham Airport has reported that 2016 has been the best January yet, with regards to passenger numbers. Looking at figures from the same period last year, Birmingham Airport welcomed 666,681 passengers through its doors, which is an increase of 55,000 people, marking a 9% growth rate year on year for the airport.

The airport has been seeing steady growth rates across many of its departments and services, including demand for long-haul services, which increased by 18% compared with the previous year’s figures. The airport also achieved a 100% growth rate on its new routes to New York, Madrid, Warsaw, Poznan and Palma de Mallorca, and there was also a steady growth on the airport’s flights to Barcelona, Roma and Larnaca.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive officer at Birmingham Airport commented on the airport’s promising figures:

“2015 was a good year here at Birmingham Airport, overall we handled 10.2 million passengers – the most we’ve ever recorded in our 75 year history.

“We expect the coming 12 months to be successful as we welcome more airlines to the flourishing Midlands region. This Easter alone will see us introduce Qatar, CSA, Iberia and Blue Air to Birmingham as well as the introduction by Emirates of its A380 aircraft.”