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Birmingham Airport Celebrates Record 2013

Passenger numbers were up in 2013 at Birmingham Airport, the first time since 2009.

9.1 million passengers used Birmingham Airport to get away, seeing a rise of 2.3% compared to 2012.

The record year was helped by a very busy December, which say 574,854 passengers jet away, 8% more than the previous December.

Speaking about the positive turn around at his airport, Chief Executive, Paul Kehoe, said “In terms of passenger numbers, we’ve seen consecutive growth in the past eight months, which has led to our best yearly performance since 2009.”

The airport has recently completed its runway extension, which will result in the airport being able to offer flights outside of the European Union, giving travellers even more choice.

The most popular destinations out of Birmingham Airport were Dublin, Dubai, and Amsterdam along with Dalaman, Palma and Tenerife on charter flights.

Mr Kehoe added, “Helped by a strong December, over nine million people have decided to take advantage of the Airport’s world-class facilities and its growing network of flights throughout the past 12 months.”