Norwich Airport welcomed 460,000 travellers last year

Norwich International Airport. Chief Executive Andrew Bell. Photo: Steve Adams Norwich International Airport. Chief Executive Andrew Bell. Photo: Steve Adams

Thursday, January 16, 2014
3:58 PM

More than 460,000 people from across the region used the Norwich International Airport last year as it recorded 7.6pc rise in passenger traffic.

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The biggest jump was in the holidaymaker category, which increased 45pc on 2012, with 107,000 people taking holiday flights from Norwich.

In addition, helicopter traffic enjoyed yet another year of record growth with over 98,000 passengers travelling offshore, an increase of 18pc on the previous year.

Last week, the airport announced an 11pc year-on-year rise in passengers, including an exceptional summer season last year with 50pc more holidaymakers coming through the airport.

But passenger numbers using services to both Jersey and Edinburgh fell due to the reduction in the number of flights to both locations.

Andrew Bell, the airport’s chief executive, said: “Posting strong passenger growth is good news for Norwich Airport and good news for the region, as ultimately the flights that are operated from the airport must be used by the travelling public if they are to remain on offer.

“The addition of frequencies on the Edinburgh and Amsterdam services is testament to this. However, at the Airport we recognise that we still have a great deal to do in order to satisfy the demands of the region’s business and leisure travellers alike.

“We are working hard to bring back routes that proved popular in the past, and to identify new route opportunities that are being highlighted in our ongoing corporate demand survey. Whilst we do this, our focus remains fixed on ensuring that passengers’ experience when they fly from or arrive into Norwich International Airport is first class.”

8 comments

  • Let's not moan about the Norwich flight tax, let's take positive action and set up an EDP campaign to get rid of it and treat Norfolk residents as valued customers. Let's make Norwich a place to fly from!

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Let's not moan about the Norwich flight tax, let's take positive action and set up an EDP campaign to get rid of it and treat Norfolk residents as valued customers. Let's make Norwich a place to fly from!

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    BureValleyPaddy

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Great news. Onwards and upwards!

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    Canary

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Yep - £4,600,000 'Improvement Fee' - just where has this been spend? This is just another profit centre for the company and the main reason why all my business flights are made via Stansted - cheaper flights and no robbery on the way out!

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    Norfolk John

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Still not sure what I paid £10 for when I spend 10 minutes in an empty airport catching a flight to Manchester.

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    Kirill Afanasjev

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • 460,000 passengers x £10.00 """Improvement Fee""" = £4,600,000.00 Well done Andrew Bell. That equals a VERY BONUS for you!!!

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    Just Me

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • yawn yawn yawn. same old troll comments about the development fee. Change the record for heaven's sake.

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    Tom Jeffries

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Still not sure what I paid £10 for when I spend 10 minutes in an empty airport catching a flight to Manchester.

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    Kirill Afanasjev

    Friday, January 17, 2014

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