October 2008 passenger figures

Birmingham International Airport handled 844,315 passengers
during October 2008 a decrease of 0.7% over the previous year
Despite passenger numbers remaining broadly flat month
-on-month, this was a far better outcome than experienced
at most other UK airports in October. Paul Kehoe,
Birmingham Airport's Chief Executive Officer, explains:
"This year has been an exciting one for Birmingham Airport
with a host of new airline announcements and a growing
network of routes. With passenger numbers within 0.7% of
the same month last year, October shows that we are not
immune to the current economic slowdown and that the
coming year will be a challenging one"
"The UK recessional pressures have clearly exerted an affect
on the Airport but with the latest statistics indicating an
average fall in passenger numbers across all UK airports of
around 6% last month, Birmingham continues to perform well"
Despite the overall reduction, growth was achieved on flights
to the EU (+9.9%) and non-EU (+2.7%), while the Irish
Republic saw an increase of 15.4% with Ryanair, among
others, performing particularly strongly
Scheduled routes that experienced growth included:
Bratislava (+141.1%), Inverness (+54.9%), Larnaca (+44.6%),
Dundee (+25%), Milan (+20.1%), Düsseldorf (+18.2%),
Waterford (+12.9%), Dubai (+9.4%), Hanover (+9.3%),
Stuttgart (+7.9%), Faro (+6.1%), Amsterdam (+5.9%),
Paris (+3.3%), Zurich (+3.2%), Isle of Man (+2.5%),
Alicante (+2.5%), Tenerife (+2.4%), Mahon (+2.2%)
and Palma (+1.6%)
Charter traffic which experienced growth included:
Egypt (+19.3%), Tunisia (+17.2%), Bulgaria (+3.2%),
Italy (+0.7%) and Morocco (+0.6%)
Scheduled traffic accounted for 75.2% of the total
passenger traffic in October whilst charter passengers
made up the remaining 24.8%
Monday 24 November 2008


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