The FINANCIAL — Passenger figures for July show that Birmingham Airport has seen its busiest month on record.
Over 1.4 million people travelled through the terminal – giving a 17.6% growth rate year on year, according to Birmingham Airport.
In total 1,437,528 passengers flew through Birmingham – over 215,000 more than the same month in 2016.
Short haul traffic saw the most significant rate of growth with an increase of 19.3% year on year whereas long haul services saw a 3.3% increase.
Jo Lloyd, Commercial Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “Every month we are seeing significant passenger growth and July is no exception being in the peak of the school summer holiday season.
“This has given us our twenty ninth consecutive month of record breaking growth and our forth million passenger month this year.”
Scheduled traffic accounted for 89 per cent of the total, with charter passengers making up the remaining eleven per cent.
Scheduled traffic overall grew by 20.5 per cent, with significant year-on-year growth to Sofia (+225.8%), Ibiza (+132.3%), Rhodes (+112.3%), Paphos (+81%), Bucharest (+74.1%) and Faro (+72%).
Charter traffic saw expansion on services to Montego Bay (+298.6%), Punta Cana (+79.9%), Malaga (+75.5%) and Antalya (+53.7%).