Latest figures released by Birmingham Airport in the UK have revealed that the airport handled a total of 904,860 passengers in May, beating its previous record for the month set in 2014 by 1.3%.
May’s passenger numbers mean the airport has now achieved four record-breaking months in 2015, as January, March and April also saw a record number pass through the terminal.
Scheduled traffic in May accounted for 81% of the total figure, with charter passengers making up the remaining 19%.
“Passenger numbers in May were given a significant boost thanks to the launch of new routes to New York JFK with American Airlines and to Barcelona with Spanish airline Vueling, both offering a British Airways codeshare, allowing customers to redeem BA air miles and Avios points,” said Paul Kehoe, the airport’s chief executive.
“Last month represents the fourth record-breaking month this year, which tells me the demand to fly from Birmingham is getting stronger and stronger. This summer alone, we’re getting ready to welcome a series of 34 direct charter flights between Birmingham and Beijing with Hainan Airlines, as well as Emirates introducing a third daily service to Dubai.”