For the sixth month in a row, passenger figures have increased at Nottingham East Midlands Airport (NEMA).During the month of September, statistics show a 13% rise compared to 2005.
Between 1 September and 30 September 2006, 498,007 customers travelled to and from the Airport - During September 2005 this figure was 441,375 for all arrivals and departures.
In August, despite the increase in security measures and UK terror threat the Airport announced its busiest month on record (over the last 41 years) - more than 524,000 customers travelled to and from the Castle Donington site.
In September 2006:
International scheduled traffic grew 31% year-on-year
Domestic scheduled services grew by 6%
Palma was the most popular destination with more than 36,000 people travelling to and from the Spanish hotspot. This was closely followed by Alicante [24,781], Malaga [22,472] and Dublin [21,408]
Glasgow [16,134] and Edinburgh [14,698] were the most popular domestic routes with the low cost airlines
These figures account for all business and leisure traffic from NEMA
The following passenger numbers and percentage increases account for the last five months:
April 2006 - 346,151 (+23%)
May 2006 - 444,631 (+16%)
June 2006 - 496,105 (+16%)
July 2006 - 514,216 (+15%)
August 2006 - 524,075 (+12%)