Airports Council International (ACI) leaders gave their thoughts on the economic opportunties and challenges facing airports at last week's Airport Economics & Finance Conference and Exhibition in London, and as expected money matters and Brexit were high on the agenda.
Over 603,000 passengers travelled through Glasgow Airport in February, an increase of 7.7% on the corresponding month a year ago.
Dubai World Central–Al Maktoum International Airort (DWC) achieved a new milestone on Wednesday when it welcomed its first scheduled A380 passenger flight – Korean Air’s flight KE9951 from Seoul, South Korea.
Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye, claims that 2016 was a milestone year for the airport, based on record traffic figures and government support for a third runway.
Europe’s airports enjoyed their best ever year in 2016, handling more than two billion passengers between them for the first time as they posted average growth of 5.1%.
Dublin Airport was the fastest growing major airport in Europe last year, according to new figures released this morning by ACI Europe.
Brussels South Charleroi, Frankfurt, Glasgow and Oslo airports have all announced impressive starts to 2017 in the last few days, with January traffic rising by an average of 6.9% across the four gateways.
Montréal-Trudeau International Airport welcomed a record 16.6 million passengers in 2016, close to a 7% rise on the previous year.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport expects to record a slight dip in passenger traffic in 2016, but believes that a 7% rise in travellers beginning their journey at the North Carolina gateway and a rising route network ensure that it was still a good year.
Dublin Airport and Sweden's gateways have enjoyed good starts to 2017 with passenger traffic soaring by 9% and 10% respectively during the first month of the new year.