Passenger boost at Birmingham airport
Passenger numbers at Birmingham Airport edged toward the 900,000-mark last month, bringing the total footfall between April and October to more than 6.6 million.
The airport handled 878,689 passengers in October, an increase of 5.8 per cent on the same month in 2013.
It follows a 'record' August at the airport, which recorded its busiest month in its 75-year history.
Chief executive Paul Kehoe: "We've seen more and more passengers choose Birmingham Airport this summer, breaking records along the way, so it's only fitting we end the season with another really strong performance.
"This summer has raised the bar for next year and we’re confident we can rise to that challenge."
The news comes as Greek aviation company Aegean Airlines revealed plans to expand its capacity between Birmingham and Athens for summer 2015.
It will provide 8,500 seats following the launch of the route in June.