June was a record month for passengers at Birmingham Airport it has been announced.
1,118,452 million people passed through the airport’s doors, seeing growth for the 16th consecutive month. This figure is up by 13.1% compared to the same month last year – 129,000 additional passengers – which brings the annual passenger number for 2016 thus far up to 5.2 million.
The airport is thriving, with both short haul and long haul routes having increased – 13.2% and 10.6% respectively.
Such figures show that demand by travellers wanting to fly from their local airport is increasing month on month. Those in the middle or north of the country do not want to have to travel to the south; as a result, airlines are investing in routes and capacity out of many airports north of London.
Speaking about the record breaking figures, Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer at Birmingham Airport, said, “June is the start of the busy summer season here at Birmingham Airport. It’s great that we have started this with our 16th straight month of growth, welcoming over a million passengers and plugging our region’s economy in new international opportunities.”
“Long haul routes are continuing to perform well but our short haul routes also saw very strong growth compared to last year showing that demand to fly from Birmingham Airport is increasing. Our growing list of airlines and destinations means more passengers are choosing to fly from the West Midlands as we offer choice, accessibility, flexibility and value.”