August 2012 passenger figures at Birmingham

Birmingham Airport handled 1,031,259 passengers during
August 2012 - an increase of 9.1% on the previous year

August was always going to be an exceptional month
and it did not disappoint! - the strong growth seen at
the end of July when the two additional based Monarch
aircraft arrived at Birmingham continued throughout the
month resulting in the passengers numbers exceeding
"one million in a month" for the first time since 2009

Unfortunately this mini boom will be a one off and is
linked to the circumstances surrounding the planned
closure of bmibaby (which took in early September)
which has seen Monarch double up on many of their
routes/services for the peak summer season while at
the same time East Midlands Airport had already lost
a number of bmibaby routes/services

While September started strongly now that bmibaby
have ceased operations - with the loss of 4 Birmingham
based aircraft - and flybe and Monarch have added
additional services at East Midlands expect things
to rapidly return to normal

During August significant growth was achieved
on scheduled flights to destinations such as -
Dubrovnik 267.1%, Hamburg 93.1%, Milan 79.6%,
Nice 72.2%, Avignon 69.1%, Larnaca 68.0%,
Dalaman 66.1%, Katowice 53.7%, Palma 49.9%,
Istanbul 49.5%, Gerona 44.2% and Ibiza 37.1%

Charter traffic which experience growth included -
Egypt 87.7%, Tunisia 42.9% and Italy 35.4%

Scheduled traffic accounted for 75.1% of the total
passenger traffic in August whilst charter passengers
made up the remaining 24.9%

Friday 14 September 2012


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