Norwich Airport has ended its financial year on a high as it reports a high rise in passenger numbers.
The airport flew 465,000 passengers, up by 10% on the previous year.
Holiday traffic, aided by Thomson and First Choice, saw the biggest increase, especially as the tour operators doubled their summer 2013 offering. This resulted in 108,000 passengers flying on package holidays from the local airport.
The off shore industry also saw a big growth of 19% as helicopter traffic increased, seeing 100,000 helicopter passengers during the year.
Speaking about its good year, CEO of Norwich International, Andrew Bell, said, “2013/14 was a good year and I am satisfied with this significant increase in our passenger numbers. Not only did we achieve strong volume growth in 2014 but our drive for service excellence was recognised by Thomson/First Choice who awarded Norwich International first place in their national Airport customer service program.
This focus on putting the pleasure back into flying will continue as we now move into the summer season, and I plan to build on the progress made last year. Furthermore, airlines such as Loganair are buying into our approach to doing business as demonstrated by their decision to base another of their aircraft at the Airport, thereby offering better service frequencies to passengers.”