Birmingham airport has released figures showing a year-on-year increase in its passenger figures in October, with Palma
in Mallorca one of the main drivers of growth.
Scheduled flights to Palma
saw an increase of 135.7 per cent in traffic in October, while Arrecife
in Lanzarote also appeared in the top ten growth areas, with a 22.9 per cent increase in passenger numbers.
Birmingham also saw increases in the number of people flying to Mahon
(20.3 per cent), Faro
(16.5 per cent), Alicante
(10.3 per cent) and Larnaca
(4.4 per cent).
In total the West Midlands airport handled 850,304 customers in October - including 607,979 scheduled passengers - which is an increase of 2.8 per cent on the previous year.
EU routes saw growth of 5.9 per cent, while passenger numbers on non-EU services rose by 8.5 per cent.
John Morris, Birmingham's head of corporate and community affairs, said: "I am delighted that Birmingham continues to grow, offering more choice and exciting new destinations.
"More people than ever are choosing to travel from the Midlands' premier gateway rather than face the hassle of less convenient airports."
Article ID: 524, Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:28:33 GMT