Newcastle International Airport set for busiest year in a decade | News

Newcastle International Airport is continuing to celebrate record numbers after welcoming its five millionth passenger for 2017 earlier.

It is the first time the airport has reached the milestone since 2008.

The north-east’s largest airport reached its latest landmark figure a month earlier than in 2008, with passenger figures set to be the highest in a decade as 2017 comes to a close.

Leon McQuaid, aviation development manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We’re delighted to have now served five million passengers for the first time in almost ten years and we’re thrilled to be on track to reach our highest passenger figures in a decade by the end of the year.

“It’s very important that people have choice from their local airport and with more than 80 direct destinations now available from Newcastle and connections across the globe thanks to our extensive hub network, with airlines such as Air France, discovering the world from the north-east has never been easier.”

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