Lithuania’s Vilnius International Airport has reported the busiest January in its history, handling 67% more passengers than a year earlier.
Cargo volumes at Detroit Metropolitan Airport continued to rebound in 2011, jumping 6.8% on a year earlier, however passengers numbers remained stagnant, and total aircraft operations declined during the year.
Passenger numbers at Dubai International Airport soared 8% last year to reach a record total of 51 million in the 51st year since it opened.
Singapore’s Changi International Airport had a record year in 2011, as more than 45 million passengers passed through the gateway for the first time ever.
Auckland International Airport has recorded its busiest week in history, with the first seven days of January experiencing the highest demand for international travel ever at the New Zealand gateway.
Spanish airport operator, Aena Aeropuertos handled 204 million passengers through its network during 2011– a 6% increase on a year earlier and the second best result in its history.
An improved global economic climate saw the number of airline passengers jump 5.1% over the course of last year to reach 2.7 billion, according to new ICAO figures.
Tampa International Airport has announced plans to upgrade its Airside F terminal in an attempt to attract more international flights to the gateway.
Liege Airport had a record year for cargo in 2011, handling nearly 674,500 tonnes of goods over the year – up 5.47% on 2010.
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