For the fifth month in a row Birmingham airport has announce record breaking figures, This time August 2014 has surpassed the previous record month (August 2008) with 1’104’831 passengers more than 2% more than the previous record, This is becoming a very successful year for the midlands airport who have invested heavily in a runway extension and airport infrastructure over the last few years
Commenting on this milestone month, the Airport’s Chief Executive Paul Kehoe, said: “Achieving the busiest month in the Airport’s 75 year history is a proud moment, especially as it follows four consecutive months where passenger records have been broken.
“Passengers are voting with their feet and more and more are choosing to fly from Birmingham. The demand is clearly there, but we want to make sure this trend continues.
“We’ve invested significantly in recent years, including a newly extended runway, which allows departing aircraft to fly to more long haul destinations than ever before. The capability to serve more long haul destinations will play a key role in attracting more passengers and support future growth.”
Scheduled services that saw particular growth included Toulouse (+251.3%), Milan (+86.6%), Stuttgart (+70.5%), Dubrovnik (+68.3%), Aberdeen (53.6%), Jersey (+49.5%), Shannon (+49.4%) and Ashkhabad (+37.9).
Charter destinations experiencing growth during August were China (+100%), Italy (+37.8%), Mexico (+25%), Portugal (+22.4%), Cyprus (+12.6%) and Jamaica (+11.7%).
Scheduled traffic in August accounted for 77.3% with charter flights making up the remaining 22.7%.