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24 February 2018 Posted by 

NEWCASTLE AIRPORT FLYS HIGH

Record year of satisfied passengers
NEWCASTLE Airport welcomed record 1.276 million passengers in 2017, further cementing its position as one of Australia’s most significant regional airports.

Customer satisfaction is also at an all-time high, with results from a recent global airport benchmarking survey ranking Newcastle Airport number one in 18 of 31 categories across Australia and New Zealand.

“Less than one month into the new year and we have already kicked some major goals with yet another year of record passengers, debuting a new Adelaide direct domestic route and now being the most highly ranked airport across Australia and New Zealand by our passengers,” Newcastle Airport CEO Peter Cock said.

Passengers passing through Newcastle Airport in the 2017 calendar year increased by 4.9% year-on-year, with the growth attributed to a thriving mix of business and leisure travelers.

"This is a significant achievement and proof of the importance of Newcastle Airport as a significant economic enabler for our region,” Peter said.

“We are excited about the groundswell of support shown by our travelling community and want to let people know we will continue to advocate and work with our airline partners for increased connectivity to and from Newcastle Airport.”

The recent numbers were boosted by 25 consecutive months of growth, most recently a 3.7% year-on-year increase in passenger throughout for the month of December.

“When comparing domestic growth figures of other airports around the country we are performing really well. Newcastle Airport is rapidly rising; we broke the 1.25 million passenger mark at the start of this financial year and now, six months later we are once again soaring,” he said.

“Not only are we well patronised, but our passengers are rating us as the best in Australia and New Zealand in areas such as check-in, wayfinding, security and airport facilities,” Peter added.

Newcastle Airport ranked overall first in 18 of 31 categories when compared against 13 other participating airports in Australia and New Zealand in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ)survey.

The world-renowned global benchmarking passenger survey measures passengers’ airport experience whilst the passenger is at the airport. It is used in 84 countries and is available in 40 languages.

 



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