Manchester Airport hit the 22 million passenger mark for the first time since 2007, last week.
Since January 2014, 22 million passengers have used the airport, flying to a range of 210 international destinations including Singapore, Las Vegas, Washington DC, New York, Paris and Dubai, with new and recent destinations including Hong Kong and Jeddah.
Popular destinations during the past included Dubai, Dublin, Tenerife, Amsterdam and Palma.
Passenger numbers have grown 24 per cent since 2010 and have increased by one million since May 2014.
Ken O’Toole, chief commercial officer of Manchester Airports Group, said: “Manchester Airport’s significant growth is testament to the critical role it plays in UK aviation, providing the north of England and our extended catchment area with global connectivity through an unrivalled network of short and long haul destinations.
“We have more than 22 million people living within two hours of Manchester Airport and our continued addition of new routes and increased frequencies is seeing customers choose Manchester, rather than other airports.
“We continue to grow thanks to the strength of our catchment, the support of our airline partners and the continued hard work and dedication of all MAG colleagues.
“With more than 65 airlines and over 210 routes from Manchester, there is huge choice for passengers, whether flying on business or pleasure.
“2015 is set to be another busy year for the airport and we look forward to adding even more routes to our offering.”