The popularity of holidays in Faro
was one of the instrumental factors in the success experienced by Birmingham airport last month.
Figures released by the Midlands hub showed that it handled 635,052 passengers in February, including 527,799 scheduled travellers and 107,253 charter customers.
This was the highest February passenger figure ever recorded by the airport and a 9.2 per cent increase on the previous year.Faro
was one of the many holiday hotspots to prove popular with travellers from Birmingham last month, with a 127 per cent increase in passenger traffic, along with Arrecife
, which saw a 79 per cent rise.
Activity on Birmingham's route to Palma
de Mallorca increased by 63 per cent, while Paphos
(54 per cent) also proved popular.
Destinations such as Sharm El Sheikh
proved popular in the charter market, with traffic from Birmingham increasing by 22 per cent to Egypt and nine per cent to the Canary Islands.
Joe Kelly, acting managing director of Birmingham airport, described the strong figures as "great news".
Article ID: 695, Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 16:51:54 GMT