BIRMINGHAM Airport has celebrated its 10 millionth customer of this financial year.
To mark the moment, Turkish Airlines joined colleagues from the airport to present two free business class tickets to any destination on Turkish network to a couple called Tony and Jen.
The airport say the milestone represents a story of steady recovery from when travel restrictions were lifted last March.
Tony said: “It’s fantastic to be the 10 millionth customers of Birmingham airport and we look forward to flying with Turkish Airlines.”
The airport say compared to the previous financial year (2021/22), 2022/23 has so far seen a 269 per cent uplift in passengers flying going through it.
Tom Screen, Birmingham Airport aviation director, said: “If this time last year you’d have told me that Birmingham Airport 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 Birmingham Airport 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.”