Airports across the country are seeing increased amounts of traffic forcing many of them to consider expanding.
This week figures from the Association of European Airlines show that February saw a boost in the number of people flying out of the county. The data suggested that airline traffic rose by 6.0 per cent – part of which could also be attributed to the leap year.
"The February results represent a significant widening in the gap between traffic and capacity development," the report said.
Birmingham International are among many airports now looking to expand their offering to passengers. The Midlands airport is predicting an increase in passenger numbers from 9 to 27 million by 2030 if plans for extending the runways to allow more long-haul flights are given the go ahead.
The recent opening of Terminal 5 at Heathrow, the expansion underway at Glasgow and the development of Carlisle as a new passenger hub for the north west indicte that airports are investing ahead of the anticipated passenger increase.