Birmingham Airport achieved a record year in 2014 with passenger numbers reaching 9,707,449, an increase of 6.5% when compared to 2013.
The airport also celebrated seven record months throughout the year in April, May, June, July, August, November and December. During December, 622,317 passengers traveled through the airport, an increase of 8.4% compared to the same period in 2013.
Paul Kehoe, chief executive for Birmingham Airport, said, “During 2014 we experienced seven record months and saw the completion of a major package of infrastructure works that has prepared the airport for future passenger growth.
“The passenger records have been achieved as a result of airlines introducing new routes and more people realizing the ease of traveling to and through Birmingham Airport – and the coming year looks equally exciting as we prepare for American Airlines, Norwegian and Vueling to start operations in the summer.
“We also expect Dubai to overtake Dublin as the busiest route this year, as Emirates get set to launch a third daily service from August, and with more capacity being offered by Turkish Airlines, Air India, SAS, Brussels Airlines, Aegean, Thomson and Thomas Cook, travelers can expect more choice than ever from Birmingham in 2015.”