The FINANCIAL — The Lufthansa Group airlines achieved another passenger record for Birmingham in 2015 with 737,000 people travelling to and from the West Midlands – an increase of five and a half per cent on 2014.
The figures released on March 3 show that half of the passengers leaving Birmingham Airport on airlines in the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Swiss and Brussels airlines) take advantage of the quick and easy onward connections to the airline’s worldwide network through their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Brussels hubs, according to Birmingham Airport.
Christian Schindler, Lufthansa’s Regional Director UK, Ireland & Iceland, said: “Once again Birmingham has proved to be a key market within the Lufthansa group network. Despite a challenging last quarter of the year the demand for our services has continued to grow proving once again that discerning travellers appreciate the way Lufthansa continues to respond to the challenges of the travel market.
“Our passengers know that when they book with the Lufthansa Group they are guaranteed to receive our high quality on-board services. The Lufthansa Group recently introduced price concept for flights in Europe offer Economy Class fare options “Light”, “Classic” and “Flex“ allowing passengers to select and only pay for the services they want. In addition, the large number of Birmingham passengers who take onward connections have the option to take advantage of our high quality premium economy product on long-haul services. And we will continue to offer our Birmingham passengers the shortest possible onward connection times to our worldwide network through our hubs of Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Brussels.”
In 2015 the most popular onward destinations for Lufthansa’s Birmingham travellers included Vienna, Graz, Prague, Shanghai, Johannesburg and Budapest.
Overall, the full service airlines in the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, SWISS and Brussels Airlines) continue to be among the leading carriers at Birmingham Airport.