Around 233,000 people will pass through Birmingham Airport over the two week holiday period, with the busiest day expected on Sunday 30th, when around 10,000 people jet off to visit loved ones or hit the ski slopes for the New Year.
A spokesperson for the airport said:
“Popular destinations for passengers jetting off to visit family and friends over Christmas include Scotland and Ireland and for those who are seeking a bit of winter sun, Egypt, Dubai, Cape Verdi, Mexico and the Canary Islands are proving to be the most popular."
The airport will remain open throughout Christmas and New Year, with around 2,500 passengers travelling out on Christmas Day to the Gambia, Islamabad, Dubai and the Canary Islands.
Passengers are advised not to take wrapped presents in their hand luggage as security may ask you to open the wrapping.
Thousands of people will head out of the Midlands today in search of winter sunshine or a white Christmas!
East Midlands airport is expecting 87,000 people to travel between now and New Year and up to 350,000 vehicles per hour are predicted on the region's roads today.