London Gatwick celebrated its 60th month of consecutive growth in February as 3 million passengers (+0.7%) travelled through the UK gateway.
Figures released today by Global airport operator, TAV Airports, show that its revenues soared to €1.1 billion in 2017 as its portfolio of airports handled 115 million passengers (+10%).
Beijing Capital International Airport retained its status as the second busiest airport on the planet in 2017, handling 95.8 million passengers – just 8.1 million less than world No.1, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta.
Copenhagen Airport reports that the number of passengers flying to long-haul destinations outside of Europe continues to grow, while traffic within Europe is declining.
London Luton Airport has started the new year like it ended the last, with record traffic figures, as it handled over one million passengers in January for the first time in its history.
The Chinese are travelling abroad in bigger numbers than ever to celebrate their coming New Year, with daily international departures 11% up on a comparable period last year, according to latest figures from ForwardKeys.
Europe's airports enjoyed "a very good year" in 2017 with passenger numbers rising by an impressive 8.5% across the continent, according to the latest traffic figures from ACI Europe.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) retained its status as the world's busiest airport in 2017, handling 103.9 million passengers.
Singapore Changi Airport today confirmed that it handled a record 62.2 million passengers in 2017.