Birmingham Airport is in a celebratory mood after recording its busiest ever year. The Midlands facility welcomed 11 million passengers over the 12 months up to August, just a year after passing the ten million milestone.
Commenting on the landmark, Birmingham Airport’s CEO Paul Kehoe said: “Reaching ten 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.
“We have celebrated a huge number of accomplishments recently, including welcoming an astonishing 13 new airlines to the airport, creating an even stronger network of global routes. We now have over 440 direct or one-stop flights globally with 50 airlines and proudly handle the magnificent [Airbus] A380 and [Boeing 787] Dreamliner, daily.”
The airport also recorded its busiest single day to date on August 19 when it handled 44,767 passengers, an increase of 14.1% over its previous best on August 13, 2015.