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Gibraltar Airport boasts passenger growth

Gibraltar International Airport has recorded an increase of 23.6% in passenger growth in the first10 months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

According to Government statistics, up to the end of October 2016, 468,874 passengers have been processed through the airport, versus 379,209 passengers in the same period last year, an increase of 89,665 passengers.

May 2016, with 49,583 passengers processed, beat the monthly record reached last August 2015 with 47,359 passengers recorded.

July 2016 was another record month with 58,719 passengers but was again beaten in August 2016, with 60,360 passengers passing through, making it the busiest month in the airport’s history.

Terence Lopez, Air Terminal Director at Gibraltar International Airport commented: “I would like to thank the entire team at the airport for providing a positive experience to our passengers.”

“They have performed excellently this summer and have coped very well with the extra volume of flights and passengers. We welcome this growth and look forward to a busy winter.”

Gilbert Licudi, Minister for Commercial Aviation and Tourism, added: “This is fantastic news for Gibraltar and reaffirms this government’s commitment to developing air services and increasing connectivity to the Rock.

“This is great for business and tourism. The airport continues to break records and we look forward to closing 2016 with a fantastic result and continued growth.”

The Gibraltar Airport currently serves eight destinations, six in the United Kingdom and two in Morocco.

This summer season also saw a record 50 weekly flights.

This winter season, which started Sunday 30 October, will also see an increase in services to the Rock, up to 36 services per week on average compared with 29 on offer weekly last winter season.

All destinations served through the summer period will continue to be served during winter, the Government added.