More than 335,000 customers are set to travel through Birmingham Airport (BHX) between Friday 22 December and Tuesday 2 January.

These volumes are 19% up on the same period last year. Customers are using Christmas and New Year break to visit friends and family, get some winter sun or go skiing.

Nick Barton, chief executive of BHX, said: “Our most popular destinations over this year’s Christmas holiday period are Dubai, Dublin, Tenerife, Geneva and Amsterdam.

“Work continues on the build of our new security search area - due for completion in June - so, while walking routes are different to normal, customers can still expect a smooth service.

“Our Customer Experience colleagues are on hand all over the airport to welcome and help anyone with questions or queries. They’re easy to spot in their blue jackets.”

For customers travelling with children, Santa and one of his elves will be in the BHX terminal from 22 to 24 December for selfies and high-fives with the little - and big - kids.

Customers are reminded of the following top travel tips:

  • All liquids, pastes and gels need to be less than 100ml and in resealable 20 x 20 x 20cms bags.
  • Any Christmas gifts should be left unwrapped in case they need checking.
  • Check-in times differ so arrive in line with your airline’s check-in opening time before making your way through security.

All Christmas travelling questions can be answered here.

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