European flights proving popularStart your holiday at the Birmingham Corus Solihull
Birmingham Airport has recorded an increase in flights across Europe in comparison to the same period in 2008.
Throughout the course of January 2009, the airport saw a 3.5% year-on-year increase, with over half-a-million passengers in total passing through the airport. And, during that period, Alicante, Malaga and Palma were proving popular for sun-seekers, while Grenoble and Geneva were major attractions for those indulging in winter sports.
Paul Kehoe, the airport's managing director, said: "All the indications are that we are in for a challenging period ahead, with the airport not immune to the current pressures affecting the UK economy.
"However, with a growing portfolio of carriers and routes from Birmingham and with a final decision regarding our proposed runway extension due in the coming weeks, there is still a lot to look forward to."
Travellers flying from Birmingham Airport may be interested in booking an airport hotel that will enable a relaxing start to their holiday. The Corus Solihull Hotel offers excellent 3-star accommodation just six miles from the hotel, meaning that travel to the airport on the day of your flight can be relaxed and free from any last-minute rushes.
The Corus Solihull Hotel features a range of facilities including a swimming pool, bar and restaurant, and offers transfers to the airport 24 hours a day, free of charge.
Room at the Corus Solihull with up to eight days' holiday parking from £71*
*Please note: This price is correct for bookings searched on February 19, 2009. Prices are subject to change. Book the Birmingham Corus Solihull in advance to secure the best price and availability.