Bondholder East Midlands Airport has reported a 4.9% increase in people travelling during 2016/17, when compared to the previous year.
Throughout the 12 month period, 4.7 million passengers travelled through the airport, 221,084 more than the previous year.
The airport says it has experienced 15 months of consecutive growth and is expecting this increase to continue throughout the summer months with an additional 123,464 people already booked to travel.
Andy Cliffe, Managing Director, said: “Maintaining growth throughout the year, even though we had periods of closure due to our successful runway refurbishment programme, is very encouraging. We have seen strong month on month growth throughout last year, resulting in us having the best summer season since the recession in 2008. With new routes and opportunities for travel, we are developing our destination portfolio with each coming season.
“In the first few weeks of the summer season, which included the Easter holiday, we have seen increases in people travelling though our airport. Our newly refurbished shops, bars and restaurants have has a great response from customers and we cannot wait to welcome even more people through ours doors as the summer really kicks in.”