Birmingham Airport saw another month of record breaking growth with November figures showing 779,583 passengers travelling through the Midlands airport, representing an increase of 12.5% compared to the same month last year.

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.

Paul Kehoe, chief executive officer at the Airport, 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 twenty first consecutive month of record breaking growth this year which is great news for the airport and the Midlands region.”

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, Banjul, Sal Island, Marrakech and Budapest. Charter destinations with significant growth were Montego Bay, Tenerife and Fuerteventura.

Estimated passenger figures for December predict another record breaking month and the busiest festive period on record for the airport.

Popular destinations for passengers jetting off to visit family and friends over Christmas include Scotland and Ireland. Those seeking a bit of winter sun are jetting off to Dubai, Madrid, Montego Bay, Cancun, Tenerife and Lanzarote.

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