AUGUST was another record-breaking month for Birmingham International Airport which saw the highest number of passengers to pass through the airport in a single month.
More than 1 billion passengers jetted off from the airport, making it the busiest month to date, since opening back in 1939.
During August 741,445 scheduled passengers and 338,525 charter travellers used the airport's two terminals, an increase of 7.4 per cent over the previous year and 30,000 more than the same month three years ago.
This milestone comes on the back of a busiest-ever July, which also resulted in the million passenger mark being achieved and the airport is now well on course for a record year.
Joe Kelly, acting managing director of Birmingham International Airport, said: "The records continue to be broken here at the airport, following in the path of February, March, April, May and July, which were all record-breaking months.
For us to be able to celebrate our busiest ever month is a great achievement and something that we are all very proud of."
New routes to the continent may have encouraged the summer exodus and the airport are planning to launch more additions in the autumn.
Joe added: "With many exciting additions to the route network in the coming months, including the launch of Turkish Airlines' service to Istanbul in December and a number of new Ryanair services, among them the recently announced ski routes to Cuneo and Grenoble, a record year is well within sight."