April 2009 passenger figures

The new International Pier is now externally complete
Birmingham International Airport handled 717,139 passengers
during April 2009 - an increase of 0.6% on the previous year
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive Officer,
explains: "While these figures represent a 0.6% increase
over the same month last year, and are therefore a welcome
boost for Birmingham Airport, it would be unwise to overlook
the fact that we are facing incredibly tough trading conditions.
Across the globe the aviation industry is battling to weather
the economic storm and this will undoubtedly be the case for
the coming months"
"The numbers have been boosted by Easter falling into April
but, set against the current backdrop, we are still expecting
a difficult period - despite the start of the summer season.
Nevertheless, we will continue to work with our partners to
provide choice and value for money, to help make these difficult
times a little easier for Midlands business and leisure travellers”
During April significant growth was achieved on
scheduled flights to destinations including-
Larnaca (+218.6%), Arrecife (+151.8%), Krakow (+135.4%),
Grenoble (+102.9%), Hamburg (+67%), Alicante (+43.9%),
Prague (+42.8%), Malaga (+35.3%), Malta (+23.8%),
Shannon (+23.4%), Palma (+17.9%), Dubai (+17.9%),
Tenerife (+16.6%), Islamabad (+16.1%), Hanover (+11.2%),
Mahon (+10.9%), Gerona (+10.1%), Faro (+6.3%)
and Almeria (+5%)
Charter traffic which experienced growth included -
Greece (+184.1%), Turkey (+108.7%) and Egypt (+79%)
Scheduled traffic accounted for 84.7% of the total
passenger traffic in April whilst charter passengers
made up the remaining 15.3%
Wednesday 20 May 2009


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