Newcastle International Airport has now seen more than two million passengers pass through the airport in 2022.
The two millionth passenger, Charlotte Watson from Alnwick, went through Newcastle Airport on Monday, July 18 as a busy summer of holidaying continues.
For many, 2022 is proving the first year families are able to enjoy a worry-free holiday since the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Charlotte was on her way to Boston via Dublin with her husband and two sons when surprised by airport staff with a £75 duty-free gift card for being number two million.
The airport is expecting to welcome another 900,000 passengers before the summer is out as the Newcastle travel hub continues to outperform other airports across the country.
Newcastle Airport is largely yet to see the travel chaos witnessed across the country with delays and cancellations this year.
Chris Ion, Aviation Development Manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “It is fantastic to have welcomed over two million passengers so far during 2022.
“We expect to see almost 900,000 passengers travelling to popular destinations this summer break, including Greece, Turkey, Dubai and Spain. Many passengers will also be travelling further afield to popular cities such as New York, Sydney and Bangkok, connecting via Dublin, Dubai, Paris, Amsterdam, London Heathrow and Frankfurt.
“So far this year, 98% of passengers have passed through security in 6 minutes or less. Our passenger experience alongside this 2 million milestone is a great reflection of the Airport’s post-pandemic recovery and a testament to all of our hard-working employees. We look forward to welcoming more passengers back to the North East’s largest Airport this summer.”