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Flights to Dubai and New York ‘most popular from Birmingham’

Flights to Dubai and New York 'most popular from Birmingham'

Flights to Dubai and New York are the most popular among passengers travelling from Birmingham Airport, it has been revealed.

According to a spokesperson for the company, Istanbul, Greece, Spain and routes to the Canaries and Balearics are also in high demand from the West Midlands hub.

Daniel Sutcliffe revealed that the airport is currently working on plans to merge its two existing terminals in a move intended to "improve the passenger experience".

"When completed later this year the scheme will lead to a larger centralised passenger security search area, an enlarged meeting and greeting arrivals point, and an improved shopping and catering offer in both landside and airside areas," he said.

In May, the airport confirmed it had received planning permission for a runway extension, adding that it currently has enough spare capacity to transport an extra nine million passengers annually.
Mr Sutcliffe said that upon completion in 2014, the extension will open up a "whole new range of long-haul destinations" to Birmingham.

It will also allow the airport to increase its passenger numbers by 21 million annually, enough it believes to ease pressure on Heathrow following the scrapping of proposals for a third runway.