BMIBABY has revealed the amount of passengers flying out of Birmingham as resident rush to avoid Christmas at home.

Bmibaby is leading the getaway with soaring passenger figures for the festive holiday. Thousands are expected to take to the skies with bmibaby over the next three weeks.

The low cost airline is expecting to carry over 27,000 passengers in and out of Birmingham Airport between 19 December and 8 January 2012. A spokesman for Bmibaby said: "People from the Midlands are taking advantage of bmibaby’s low prices and top quality service to enjoy Christmas under sunnier skies.

"The three busiest destinations for Christmas are Alicante, Malaga and Prague. Bmibaby customers are also seizing the opportunity to see in the New Year elsewhere.

"Amsterdam, Belfast and Prague are among the most popular destinations from Birmingham Airport with the low cost airline."

Julian Carr, managing director, bmibaby, added: “We are expecting this Christmas to be a very busy period for bmibaby. More and more people are heading away for a Christmas break or jetting off to see family. “Flights are already looking busy and we anticipate that these will increase further as people take advantage of a few days off work. With cheap flights to Europe available, we are gearing up for a busy three weeks ahead at Birmingham Airport.”

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