BIRMINGHAM Airport says it is getting ready to welcome large numbers of passengers over the upcoming Platinum Jubilee weekend as Britain’s aviation bounce back continues.
Airport bosses say 147,000 people are booked to fly in and out of Birmingham Airport between Thursday, June 2, and Sunday, June 5.
They added this is about 89 per cent of pre-pandemic customer volumes for the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
During the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 strict travel restrictions were put into place and over the Friday leading up to it and three days of the late May bank holiday itself, just over 1,000 people arrived and departed from the airport.
During the four equivalent days in 2021, 14,300 passed through.
On March 18 this year, all Covid-19 travel restrictions were suddenly scrapped prompting a strong bounce back in demand, including from people who’d been forced to postpone trips due to Covid-19.
Birmingham Airport’s chief executive, Nick Barton, said: “In the darkest days of lockdown, there were eerie moments when birdsong was the loudest sound on our airfield.
“Much as I love the sound of birds singing, I’m relieved to hear the buzz of airport activity once again as customers take to the skies in large numbers.”