Birmingham Airport receives record number of passengers in 2014

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm 

LONDON, Jan. 20 — A record number of more than 9.7 million passengers visited Birmingham Airport in 2014, showing a year-on-year increase of 6.5 percent, an airport official said on Monday.

The airport also ended the year setting a new record for December. International services saw the biggest number of passengers in December, with 464,190 travelers taking flights from Birmingham during the month to overseas destinations, a year-on-year increase of 10.7 percent.

Routes from Birmingham posting the biggest increases in passenger numbers in December included Hamburg, Montego Bay, Lapland and Stuttgart.

"The passenger records have been achieved as a result of airlines introducing new routes and more people realising the ease of travelling to and through Birmingham Airport," said airport chief executive Paul Kehoe.

In 2014, the airport experienced seven record months.

"The coming year looks equally exciting as we prepare for American Airlines, Norwegian and Vueling to start operations in the summer," said Kehoe. (PNA/Xinhua)



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