More than 900,000 through Birmingham in June

More than 900,000 through Birmingham in JuneBirmingham Airport handled some 936,868 passengers in June, it has been revealed.

The hub’s overall traffic flow comprised 640,793 scheduled passengers and 296,075 charter travellers spread across two passenger terminals.

Overall there was a year-on-year increase of 2.8 per cent in Birmingham’s passenger figures.

Acting managing director Joe Kelly said: "June has seen a healthy increase in the number of passengers passing through the two terminals, compared to the same time last month and this again represents good news for the airport.

"During June we have seen nine new routes launched, offering greater choice and variety for passengers travelling from their local airport."

The highest sector of growth from Birmingham in June was the Republic of Ireland, with a 13.1 per cent increase in passengers, followed by the EU (9.8 per cent) and non-EU routes (8.5 per cent).

A number of popular destinations saw a year-on-year increase in traffic from Birmingham, including Malta (36.8 per cent), Lisbon (13.1 per cent) and Alicante (12.2 per cent).

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