Birmingham airport handled 850,304 customers in October of 2007. That figure shows a total increase of 2.8 per cent over the previous year’s tally of 607,979 regular scheduled passengers.
‘I am delighted that Birmingham continues to grow, offering more choices and exciting new destinations’ said John Morris, Birmingham’s head of corporate and community affairs.
The sixth largest airport in the whole UK and the second largest outside of London, Birmingham International airport saw 9.2 million passengers to their destinations through its two terminals in 2006. One of the most accessible airports in Europe, it provides easy access to North America and links with more than forty cities worldwide.
The recently released figures shows scheduled flights to Palma, Spain increased by 135.7% over last years figures. The airports popularity continues to rise as the British take advantage of cheaper airfares. It takes only two and a half hours to travel to Palma and around two hours and forty minutes to fly to Madrid via Birmingham Airport.
With so much to see and do and experience in Spain, this is of little surprise. Visitors take in ancient palaces and castles and the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in the world.
Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1562, is characterized by its year around spring like temperatures. Rich in cultural history, Madrid has 73 museums in addition to the parks and art galleries. The Prado, the Thyssen Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum to name a few, are not to be missed. The nightlife in Madrid is another of the major attractions to this warm and world-class city. Madrid becomes a celebrators’ paradise by night.
Discover a quiet beach or join other sun lovers on the beautiful massive beaches along the coast lines of Mallorca. The choice is yours. You can choose from quiet, quaint areas to sun yourself or mingle with the crowds at a popular holiday resort. You’ll enjoy the night life in Mallorca if you like good food and drink and dancing the night away until the wee hours of morning. Whatever your passion, this beautiful island has something for everyone. Some of the island’s attractions are the historic square Placa Major. It dates back to the 19th century. Today, it’s a popular shopping and dining area.
The authentic Spanish City of Valencia is one of the largest cities in Spain. A key attraction is Europe’s largest state-of-the-art marine park, La Oceanografic. It features lagoons, a dolphin aquarium and a shark tunnel. La Seu Catedral holds the Cup of the Holy Grail and you can view the city from its bell tower. The Museo de Bellas Artes features many of Spain’s greatest painters.
Bilbao is a mountainous city on the Nervia River located in the picturesque Basque region of northern Spain. Key attractions include the Guggenheim Museum and the beautiful, historical Santander. The Guggenheim Museum is devoted to 20th century American and European art. Santander, with its gorgeous beaches, pine forests and glacial lakes make it an enticing vacation paradise.
‘More people than ever are choosing to travel from the Midlands’ premier gateway rather than face the hassle of less convenient airports,’ says Mr. Morris, Birmingham’s airport. At least it offers another option for planning your holiday.
Majorca is popular with British tourists both for traditional hotel holidays, but increasingly too for villa holidays, and YourMajorca.net offers villa holiday Majorca details plus holidays with well known companies such as Thomas Cook and Thomson Holidays