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.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport handled a record 104.1 million (+2.6%) in 2016 to retain its status as the world's busiest airport.
The Port of Seattle Commissioners accepted the resignation of CEO Ted Fick during a public session held on Thursday.
Traffic levels again reached record heights at the New York/New Jersey metropolitan airports in 2016, with 128.6 million passengers passing through the big three gateways of JFK, LaGuardia and Newark-Liberty.
Pittsburgh International Airport ended 2016 with more than 8.3 million passengers (+2.2%), making it its busiest year in nearly a decade.