Birmingham celebrates another record-breaking month

Birmingham celebrates another record-breaking monthBirmingham Airport has announced that it handled 877,232 passengers in May, surpassing its previous highest figure for the month and representing a 5.7 per cent increase on the previous year.

May was the fourth straight month of record-breaking performance at Birmingham following strong figures in February, March and April.

The total traffic number comprised 625,770 scheduled passengers and 251,462 people using charter services.

A number of new route launches contributed to the strong figures and helped year-on-year growth reach 15.9 per cent on non-EU routes and 10.8 per cent within the EU.

Joe Kelly, the airport’s acting managing director, said: "Again we have seen another record-breaking month here at the airport and May has been extremely busy with a number of new routes launching from Birmingham, offering passengers an increasing range of destinations to choose from.

"New services starting in May included Marseille with Ryanair, Hurghada and Skiathos with Thomas Cook, Montego Bay and Punta Cana with Thomsonfly, Hamburg with Lufthansa, Dundee with flybe/Loganair and Warsaw with bmibaby, which all represents even more great news for people travelling from their local airport."

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