Birmingham Airport, UK, (IATA:BHX) has seen another month of record breaking growth with November figures showing nearly 780,000 passengers travelled through the Midlands airport.
In total 779,583 passengers were recorded giving an increase of 12.5% compared to the same month last year – equivalent to 86,550 more people.
Both long haul and short haul saw similar levels of growth with long haul up by 13% and short haul up by 12.6% year-on-year.
The airport’s CEO Paul Kehoe, said: “November tends to be one of our quieter months and so it’s fantastic to see such a healthy rate of growth in the volume of passengers.
“We are now celebrating our 21st consecutive month of record breaking growth this year which is great news for the airport and the Midlands region.”
Scheduled traffic accounted for 94% of the total passenger volume for November and saw a 13.8% growth rate compared to the same month last year. Charter traffic accounted for 6% of the total.
Caribbean, African, Asian and Middle Eastern destinations saw the greatest increase in passengers compared to the same month last year.
Scheduled destinations with significant year-on-year passenger growth were Madrid (+350.2%), Banjul (+109.8%), Sal Island (+90.8%), Marrakech (+86.9%) and Budapest (+73.6%).
Charter destinations with significant growth were Montego Bay (+38.9%), Tenerife (+36.5%) and Fuerteventura (+19.1%).
The airport says its estimated passenger figures for December show that it’s expected to be another record breaking month and the busiest festive period on record for Birmingham Airport. Between Friday December 16, 2016 to Tuesday January 3, 2017 it expects to serve more than half a million people giving a predicted increase of 21.2% compared to the same period last year.
The airport will remain open throughout Christmas and New Year, with an estimated 13,590 passengers travelling through on Christmas Day, 82.2% more than last year.