Birmingham Airport has this week announced that they have exceeded pre-pandemic passenger number figures for the first time.
Recovery across the airport industry continues in full flow, with this expected to be completed in the next year or two.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Birmingham Airport Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Figures For First Time…
Birmingham Airport handled 1,106,000 customers in October 2023, which was 5,000 passengers higher than in October 2019.
For year-end, the airport predicts that 12m passengers will be handled, which will also match pre-pandemic figures as well.
Tom Screen, the Aviation Director for the airport said the following on this:
“Last month our customer numbers were 100.4% of what they were October 2019 – officially the first month we’ve surpassed pre-pandemic numbers, having been hovering in the high nineties for quite a while.”
“It’s good to hit this milestone as we continue to recover from Covid. With more routes, more airlines and more based aircraft, it’s no surprise we’re seeing more customers. “
“Meanwhile construction of our state-of-the-art new security hall is due to be complete by June 2024. This is part of £300m of upgrades to BHX planned in the coming decade. We’re on our way to becoming a bigger, better, greener airport for our customers.”
All eyes will be on Birmingham Airport to see how the rest of the year will perform for them, as well as whether their forecasts of 12m passengers for 2023/24 will be correct. All to play for the airport.
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