Record passenger figures for Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport has reported another record month for passenger figures, with January 2017 its busiest ever start to a year.
A total of 775,176 passengers used the terminal during the first month of the year – an increase of 16.1 per cent year-on-year. Long-haul demand for seats rose by 29.5 per cent, with short haul up 13.4 per cent year-on-year.
David Winstanley, the airport’s CEO, said: “It is great to see the consecutive record breaking months continue. This is our 23rd in a row, giving us our best January, and start to the year, here at Birmingham Airport.
“We have had a lot to celebrate in recent months with the close of 2016 showing we handled over 11.6 million passengers – the most we’ve ever recorded in our 75-year history.
“More airlines and routes are to be announced in the near future and so we expect the airport to continue to grow and be successful over the next 12 months.”
Winstanley said the airport was finalising details for its 2030 Master Plan, which is due to be published over the summer months. The plan is designed to show a long-term commitment to improving services and facilities for passengers and how the airport plans to grow as an organisation.