Birmingham Airport has witnessed the busiest 12 months in its 77-year history, welcoming 11 million passengers in August.

Last Friday, the airport also posted its busiest single day to date, helping 44,767 passengers take to the skies, which is 14.1% more than the earlier recorded busiest day, which was on 13 August 2015.

When compared with the same period between 2014 and 2015, 10.2% more passengers travelled through the airport.

"Demand for flying to and from the Midlands is rapidly rising and this is only expected to continue."

The increase has been attributed primarily to new services and the growing capacity of airlines.

The airport has seen record-breaking numbers of passengers travelling through the airport over the last 17 months.

Birmingham Airport chief executive Paul Kehoe was quoted by as saying: "Reaching ten million passengers last August was a big milestone in the airport's history but reaching 11 million is an absolute game changer.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

"It shows that demand for flying to and from the Midlands is rapidly rising and this is only expected to continue as national and international investment in the region continues and the Midlands Engine powers on.

"We have celebrated a huge amount of accomplishments recently, including welcoming an astonishing 13 new airlines to the airport, creating an even stronger network of global routes.

"The future is exciting as we focus on the next milestone – 12 million passengers – and we will be working very hard over the next year to deliver even more connectivity for our region's business and leisure travellers."

During the last 12 months, the frequency of low-cost flights has grown by 11.5%, while the number of scheduled and charter services has risen by 6.9% and 2.4%, respectively.

Long-haul flights have increased by 26%, with services to the Middle East witnessing a 34.1% surge.

Services to North America and Europe have seen an increase of  32.6% and 10.8%, respectively.