BIRMINGHAM Airport is expecting to see a 15 per cent rise of passengers pass through its terminals this Easter half term compared to last year.
Airport bosses say between Monday April 3 and Sunday April 16 they expect to see 414,000 customers will depart and arrive at the Midlands transport hub.
Over the four-day bank holiday Easter weekend (Good Friday to Monday), 126,000 customers – 63,000 departing and 62,700 arriving – are booked to go through Birmingham Airport – 12.5 per cent more than Easter 2022.
Bosses say the five most popular Easter destinations from Birmingham are Dublin, Amsterdam, Dubai, Belfast, and Alicante.
Nick Barton, chief executive for Birmingham Airport, said: “While some airports have upgraded their pre-flight screening areas so that customers no longer need to remove liquids and laptops from hand luggage, Birmingham Airport will not do this until June 2024.
“Until then, existing air travel rules still apply, including removing liquids and laptops from bags before they go through the scanners.”