Birmingham International Airport handled 891,087 passengers during June, a big fall of 7.2 per cent on the same period last year.
The airport said the decline was partly related to the runway closure on June 15 following the TNT freighter emergency landing, but also affected by the impact of the World Cup changing passengers' travel and holiday plans.
Growth was experienced on services to the Indian sub-continent which rose by 9.3 per cent and non-EU routes which grew by 10.2 per cent.
Scheduled routes that saw growth included Gothenburg (up 76.6 per cent), Malta (up 54.7 per cent), Nice (up 52.7 per cent), Zurich (up 47.9 per cent), Bordeaux (up 34 per cent), Inverness (up 28.4 per cent), Toronto (up 15.8 per cent), Madrid (up 15.4 per cent), Copenhagen (up 9.5 per cent), Amsterdam (up 9.4 per cent), Frankfurt (up 9.4 per cent), Billund (up 9.1 per cent), Dusseldorf (up 8.6 per cent), Munich (up 7.6 per cent) and Barcelona (up 5.9 per cent).
Charter traffic which saw growth included Croatia (up 154.4 per cent), Germany (84.7 per cent), Bulgaria (up 70.1 per cent), Egypt (up 26.8 per cent), Italy (up 7.3 per cent) and US (up 7.9 per cent).
Strong demand for long-haul flights helped airports operator BAA post a 3.9 per cent increase in passenger numbers for June.
The business, which operates from seven UK sites including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, yesterday said underlying growth seen since the start of the year had continued after it handled 13.9 million passengers in the month.
BAA said most of the major markets served by airlines saw growth, with long-haul routes - excluding North America - up by a collective 8.2 per cent on a year earlier.
BAA said the fastest growing route was India, where traffic increased 55.4 per cent in June.
BAA is now owned by a Spanish-backed consortium after a dramatic takeover battle which saw the UK company acquired in a deal worth £10.3 billion.
Of BAA's individual airports, Stan-sted saw the largest gain during the
month, with a rise of 11.8 per cent to 2.25 million passengers. Heathrow and Gatwick saw growth of two per cent and 2.9 per cent respectively, while Aberdeen achieved an increase of 11 per cent. Edinburgh was up 3.4 per cent, Glasgow traffic remained unchanged, while Southampton's figure rose by 3.1 per cent to 186,700, BAA said.
As well as strong demand for long-haul destinations, BAA said European scheduled traffic was up eight per cent, while North Atlantic activity was ahead 2.9 per cent. European charter traffic dropped by 7.5 per cent, the company added.
BAA shares closed down 2p at 934. Meanwhile, British Airways is to extend its online check-in facility to cover children from later this month, the airline announced yesterday.
The company said it hoped the move would take some of the stress of queuing at airports away from families this summer.
Groups of up to six will also be able to check in online from the same date - July 25.
BA shares closed down 5.75 at 360.25.