On 24th November Newcastle International Airport celebrated their 5th millionth passenger of 2017. This means passenger figures are back to over 5 million, for the first time since 2008, when the recession affected the air travel industry across the UK. Ending the year on just over 5.3 million passengers.
Bristol Airport celebrating 60 years of flying from their current site, reported its busiest year to date with more than 8 million passengers last year, surpassing the total for 2016 by over six hundred thousand passengers. The record annual number represents an 8 per cent increase year on year, and the eighth consecutive year of growth for England’s third largest regional airport.
HIAL not only celebrated a significant increase in turnover to £22 million, as well as an astonishing 15.4% increase in passengers, across their Airports, reaching a record high of 1.6 million passengers, in the 2016/17 financial year.