Birmingham Airport records its busiest May ever

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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.”

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Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.

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