Flying High

Following my post in August, Run(a)way Success, where Birmingham International Airport achieved a record breaking passenger number of 1,036,135 passengers in July the Birmingham Post has reported that over one millions passengers flew out of the airport in August.

The record breaking month which saw the airport handle 1,079,970 passengers in August was the busiest month ever since the airport first opened in 1939.

The region’s gateway to the world handled 1,079,970 passengers during August, During the month, 741,445 scheduled passengers and 338,525 charter travellers used the airport’s two terminals, an increase of 7.4 per cent over the previous year and 30,000 more than the same month three years ago.

The figures were announced the day after Air India announced it was pulling it's route to Amritsar. However Bilga Air, run by UK Charter Airline Monarch, will run flights through Bilga Air twice a week from October 9.

Bilga Airs operation will help to fill a very popular market which exists in the Midlands, and following the disappointing news that Air India will temporarily suspend its flights between Birmingham and India from the end October

A spokeswoman for the airport said the introduction of the airline would not affect Air Indias slot if it intended to return in the spring and that passengers would have the choice of flying to India with either airline.


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