Manchester Airport has been used by 21 million passengers in 12 months for the first time since 2008.
A selection of new routes is being named as the main factor for this passenger boom.
This month saw the first flight from Manchester to North Carolina take off, while routes to Vienna and Jeddah have also been added in recent months.
The passenger numbers are also set to be bolstered in upcoming months following the recent announcement of a new non-stop Far East flight to Hong Kong, which will take place four times a week.
The 21 millionth passenger was aboard a Singapore Airlines’ carrier, who are the longest serving international long-haul carrier at Manchester Airport, and the customer received an on-board celebration cake, amongst other things.
These results mark continuous growth for the airport, following last year’s passenger numbers which hit 20 million for the first time in five years.
The airport now has more than 65 airlines and provides 200 routes from Manchester for its catchment area of over 24 million.
With the airport preparing for a busy summer period as many jetsetters prepare to fly to and from Manchester airport, it has already been predicted that more than 9.3 million passengers will use the airport in the upcoming months.