In its 77 year history, Birmingham Airport has recorded its busiest ever year.
A whooping 11 million passengers have passed through its terminal doors, seeing an increase of 10.2% compared with the previous year.
The airport has seen many new airlines, increased capacity and new routes added to its offering over the last 12 months, and thus local travellers are using the East Midlands airport rather than travel to other parts of the country, such as Manchester, Liverpool or even London airports.
Earlier this month the airport also recorded its busiest ever day, helping 44,767 passengers jet off.
Speaking about the record passenger numbers, Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, said, 2 Reaching 10 million passengers last August was a big milestone in the airport’s history but reaching 11 million is an absolute game changer. It shows that demand for flying to and from the Midlands is rapidly rising and this is only expected to continue as national and international investment in the region continues and the Midlands Engine powers on.”