With 5 weeks still left until the end of the year, Belfast International have already exceeded their previous passenger record of 5,243,038 million, which was set in 2007.
To celebrate such a milestone, the 5,243,039th passenger to check in received 2 tickets to fly to any of Belfast International’s 76 destinations. The lucky winner, Glenda Garrett, from Larne, was travelling to America with her daughter, Lauren, when she discovered that she was the 5,243,039th passenger.
On winning, Glenda said: “What a wonderful surprise – I’m thrilled. I live quite near to Belfast International, so I try to fly out a couple of times a year to visit family abroad. The tickets will enable me to squeeze an extra trip in next year!”
Managing Director Graham Keddie, who presented Glenda with her tickets, said:
“It has been a record-breaking year for Belfast International Airport – and I would like to thank all our passengers, airlines, concessionaires, stakeholders and particularly all our staff for their efforts and support. Anyone travelling through the airport will notice how busy it is and we are looking forward to 2018 being even better."
By the end of 2017, it’s expected that the airport will see more than 5.7 million passengers pass through the terminal.