Newcastle International Airport Reaches 2m Passengers In 2017

Issue 25

Two months after welcoming one million passengers for 2017, Newcastle Airport continues to fly high, after passenger number two million travelled through the terminal.

The North-East’s largest airport, recently named the world’s most punctual for on-time performance, reached the latest landmark as passengers checked in for Thomas Cook’s new service to Hurghada.

To mark the occasion, staff were on hand to greet Audrey Ferry, the airport’s two millionth visitor this calendar year, with £100 worth of World Duty Free Vouchers.

Audrey and husband Michael were flying with children Rebecca and Roland and had travelled down from Fife to catch their mid-morning flight.

Audrey said: “We’ve been to Sharm el Sheikh six times before and love Egypt. We thought we’d try something different and booked up for this holiday to Hurghada just last Thursday!”

Leon McQuaid, Aviation Development Manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted to have now welcomed two million passengers in 2017 and it was great to share the celebrations with the Ferry family.

“The Airport has now seen six years of positive year on year growth and we shall continue to invest to help ensure we match the needs of all our passengers whether travelling for business or leisure.”

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