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.
Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport enjoyed a good 2017, handling a record 40 million passengers and being ranked the most punctual gateway in Europe by OAG for airports offering between 20 and 30 million departing seats per annum.
Germany's busiest airports, Frankfurt and Munich, enjoyed 6.1% and 5.5% rises respectively in passenger numbers last year, according to their annual traffic figures released today.
Heathrow (+3%), Los Angeles (+5%), Oslo (6.6%), Manchester (+8.5%), Glasgow (+5.8%) and Edinburgh (+14%) today unveiled record breaking traffic figures for 2017.
Amsterdam Schiphol welcomed 7.7% more travellers last year than it did in 2016, handling a total of 68.4 million passengers during 2017.
London Luton Airport (LLA) handled a record 15.7 million passengers (+8.6%) in 2017 and expects more of the same this year.
Berlin's Schönefeld and Tegel airports enjoyed mixed fortunes in terms of their traffic performance in 2017, although between them they handled 33.3 million passengers to register a 1.3% rise on 2016.