In July Birmingham airport recorded its second ever and highest July figures in its 75 year history. More than 1’050’000 passengers passed through the airport terminal in July. The figure achieved is 4.6% increase on last year and the fourth consecutive record breaking month.
It is the first time more than one million passengers have travelled through the airport since august 2013 and with extended runway now open an increase of 7.7% in long haul traffic has been achieved.
Commenting on this milestone month, the Airport’s Chief Executive, Paul Kehoe, said, “July was a historic month for us. Not only did we achieve such great passenger numbers, we also celebrated our 75th anniversary and saw the first ever flight from China to a non-London airport arrive, and later depart on our newly extended runway to make its five thousand mile return journey to Beijing.”
Scheduled services that saw particular growth included Toulouse (+257.5%), Milan-Malpensa (+78.6%), Dubrovnik (+75.2%), Shannon (+58.9%), Stuttgart (+54.1%), Copenhagen (+47.7%), Jersey (+47.1%) and Hannover (+46.5%).
Charter destinations experiencing growth during the month were Italy (+31.9%), Portugal (+21.7%), Cyprus (+4.9%), Tunisia (+4.3%), Jamaica (+3%) and Mexico (+2.3%).