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Birmingham Airport celebrates new milestone in its recovery from COVID


Birmingham Airport (BHX) in the UK has celebrated handing the 10 millionth customer in its current financial year.

According to the airport, the milestone represents a story of the steady recovery for BHX, which emerged from the COVID-19 deep-freeze back in March 2022, when travel restrictions were lifted.

Compared to the previous financial year (2021/22), 2022/23 has so far seen a  269% uplift in passengers flying going through BHX.

Tom Screen, BHX’s aviation director, said: “If this time last year you’d have told me that BHX will deliver 10 million passengers in the next 12 months, I would not have believed you.

“Coming out of COVID-19 travel restrictions was tough, but I think I speak for everyone here at BHX when I say that we are thrilled to be welcoming our 10 millionth passenger today.

“My heartfelt thanks go out to all the staff at Birmingham Airport, and the handling agents, caterers, aircrew, travel agents and customers that have got us to this point.”

The 10 millionth passengers, a couple from the UK, were presented with two free business class tickets to any destination in the airline’s network.

The airline’s BHX based general manager, Omer Faruk Alier, said: “Turkish Airlines ended last year in a great position thanks to its operational ability to meet increasing demand, with its highly skilled workforce and wide flight network.

“In addition, the close co-operation with Birmingham Airport has contributed to our success, especially during peak season.”

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