Birmingham Airport: 10 busiest flights and biggest passenger peaks to and from Birmingham, revealed

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The busiest routes to and from Birmingham Airport have been revealed, despite the airport's recent challenges in managing high passenger volumes

The UK Civil Aviation Authority recently released, a list of the 20 busiest flight routes for the 2022/23 travel year, featuring destinations in 10 different countries. 

This report comes before recent multiple delays and long queues at Birmingham Airport.

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Passengers have faced frustration due to long waits and disruptions, which have been attributed to ongoing construction works and challenges in managing high passenger volumes, particularly during peak travel periods, at the airport.

The busiest routes to and from Birmingham Airport have been revealed, despite the airport's recent challenges in managing high passenger volumesThe busiest routes to and from Birmingham Airport have been revealed, despite the airport's recent challenges in managing high passenger volumes
The busiest routes to and from Birmingham Airport have been revealed, despite the airport's recent challenges in managing high passenger volumes | Twitter

Dublin topped the list as the most popular destination, with a year-on-year increase of 19.4%, seeing 803,506 passengers.

Dubai International followed, with a 23% increase and 591,856 passengers.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was third, with a 19.8% increase and 516,848 passengers.

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Belfast-International, another Irish destination, ranked sixth with a 10.7% increase and 350,308 passengers.

Spanish cities were also prominent, with island airports like Palma de Mallorca (fourth, 12.2% increase, 401,369 passengers), Tenerife-South (fifth, 11.2% increase, 387,997 passengers), Lanzarote (13th, 8.8% increase, 244,530 passengers), and Gran Canaria (19th, 12.3% increase, 176,559 passengers).

On mainland Spain, Alicante and Malaga ranked seventh and eighth respectively, with increases of 3.9% and 3.6%, and passenger counts of 343,218 and 304,500.

Other popular destinations in South-West and central Europe included Faro in Portugal (10th, 5.5% increase, 268,332 passengers), Barcelona (11th, 23.3% increase, 248,348 passengers), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (12th, 22.2% increase, 246,852 passengers), and Frankfurt (14th, 22.6% increase, 241,224 passengers).

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Turkey also saw a surge in popularity, with Antalya (ninth, 10.6% increase, 281,322 passengers), Dalaman (16th, 32.7% increase, 204,572 passengers), and Istanbul (17th, 24.8% increase, 201,960 passengers) all seeing significant growth.

Bucharest-Otopeni in Romania (19th, 15% increase, 167,887 passengers) and Edinburgh (15th, 25% increase, 214,327 passengers) also made the list.

Glasgow was the only city on the top 20 list to see a decrease, with a 10.8% drop to 163,724 passengers.

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