Birmingham Airport has seen more than a million passengers pass through its terminal for another month, making October its 20th consecutive month of record-breaking growth.

In total 1,074,242 passengers were recorded travelling through the airport, up by 16.7% compared to the same month last year.

Short-haul saw the most significant passenger growth rates for the month, up by 16.8% year-on-year compared to long-haul, which increased by 14.4%. This has been attributed to a large percentage of travellers going on business trips and half-term breaks.

Paul Kehoe, the airport’s CEO, said: “It’s great to see that we have gone through the autumn season and are entering the busy winter season still delivering month-on-month passenger records. “October was our sixth consecutive month in which we have served more than a million passengers in a single month. We expect this positive trend to continue as we enter the Christmas holiday period.”

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