Traffic rise in April at Birmingham Airport

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Birmingham Airport welcomed 1,002,473 passengers through its terminal doors during the month of April, 4.1 per cent more than the same month last year.

Scheduled traffic accounted for 87 per cent of the total, with charter passengers making up the remaining 13 per cent.

Birmingham Airport chief executive officer, Nick Barton said: “It’s great to see passenger figures rising as we warm up for the summer months. We’ve seen an incredible uplift in passengers travelling further afield to more of the tropical destinations we have on offer including India, Cape Verde and Jamaica to name a few.

“With the airport redevelopments to kick start next month and new routes set to launch just as we approach peak travel time, we’re looking forward to welcoming many more passengers through our airport doors.”

Charter routes which saw significant year-on-year growth included Bridgetown, which almost doubled in demand (+83.25 per cent), Palma de Mallorca (+57.39 per cent) and Montego Bay (+45.28 per cent).

Scheduled routes which also saw growth in comparison to last year included Antalya (+102.47 per cent), Paphos (+78.52 per cent) and Ibiza (+60.68 per cent).