Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

Birmingham Airport is preparing for 89 per cent of pre-pandemic customer volumes over the upcoming Platinum Jubilee weekend as Britain’s aviation bounce back continues. 

Over the four-day weekend (Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June), more than 147,000 people are booked to fly in and out of Birmingham Airport. That’s: 

  • 144 times more than over the 2020 late May bank holiday (Friday 22 May to Monday 25 May) when Britain was in Covid-19 lockdown
  • Over 10 times more than the 2021 late May bank holiday (Friday 28 May 28 to Monday 31 May) when Covid-19 restrictions were still in force
  • 89 per cent of the numbers who passed through the airport over the 2019 late May bank holiday (Friday 24 May to Monday 27 May - before Covid-19 took hold 

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