Passenger numbers at Birmingham Airport soared to more than nine million for the first time in five years.
Birmingham Airport will today unveil proposals that could enable the Airport to expand in line with future demand.
Birmingham Airport wants to expand from 9 million passengers a year to 70 million, it is expected to announce a second runway.
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A man is in a critical condition in hospital after falling from the first floor inside Birmingham Airport.
It happened at around 1:30pm. Police are currently at the scene trying to establish what happened.
The incident is not thought to be suspicious.
Flybe has announced eight new routes for the winter from Birmingham Airport.
They include two new routes to Oslo and Hamburg.
Six existing summer routes will be extended to year-round flying. These are Cologne, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Florence, Oporto and Reykjavik.
The airline provider will now operate up to 350 flights a week from Birmingham Airport as part of its 2014-15 winter schedule.
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More than 750,000 passengers passed through Birmingham Airport last month - making it the busiest April in the airport's history.
This equates to a 16.7 per cent increase on the same period last year, and beats its previous record for the month - set in 2009 - by 5.7 per cent.
The airport has also reported a boom in the number of passengers using the Midland terminal for long-haul services, which increased by more than 20 per cent compared to last year.
Services to Jersey, Fuerteventura, Malta and Portugal saw the biggest rise.
A Birmingham Airport spokesman said:
We are aware (of the glitch) and the impact it is having at the moment.
It appears to be getting progressively worse but we are hoping it will be sorted out soon.
Airline passengers are tonight facing disruption after an IT glitch resulted in extended queues at immigration desks.
Lengthy queues have already started forming at airport terminals across the country after a fault on UK Border Force computers this afternoon.
Extra staff have been drafted in to try and reduce the queues.
A Government spokesman said:
We are currently experiencing temporary IT problems which may add to the time taken to conduct passport checks.
We are working to rectify this issue and are providing extra staff to get passengers through the controls as quickly as possible. Our priority remains security of the border.
We apologise for any additional time this adds to passengers' journeys.
David Cameron is hopeful that the new runway extension at Birmingham Airport will provide a major boost to the economy of the West Midlands.
The runway will provide 4,000 jobs in Birmingham along with another 4,000 in the supply chain.
Prime Minister, David Cameron, is set to announce 8,000 new jobs at Birmingham Airport later today.
The jobs come as a result of a 40 million pound runway extension due to be operational next month.
Half of the jobs will be created on site and the other half will be within the supply chain.
The first charter package tours to the UK from China will fly into Birmingham, it was announced today.
Birmingham Airport has sealed a deal with China Southern Airlines to offer the service, which will fly from Beijing.
Birmingham is also the first airport outside of London to launch direct charter flights to China.
The flights will open in the summer.