In 2014, Southampton Airport saw passenger numbers of 1,830,257, making it a record year.
The growth in passengers equated to 6.2% higher than the previous year.
The largest growth was the Blue Islands route to the Channel Islands, which saw passengers rise by 16.6%.
Other popular and growing routes included Manchester, Belfast, Newcastle, Dublin, Amsterdam, Malaga, Verona and Geneva.
Speaking about the positive results, Managing Director of Southampton Airport, Dave Lees, said, “2014 was a strong year at Southampton Airport with passenger numbers at their highest level since 2008. The growth was driven by higher numbers of passengers per aircraft, especially with Flybe, plus strong demand to and from the Channel Islands.”
2015 looks set to be an impressive year also, as the airport has already secured several new summer routes. Flights to Milan and Corsica with Flybe are now available, whilst Eastern Airways are to fly to Lorient and to kick of the festive season, additional flights are being added to Lapland by Canterbury, Transun and Santa’s Lapland.