Over half a million passengers have flown to Gibraltar this year according to statistics collected by the Gibraltar International Airport between January and the end of November.

A spokesman for GIB said that the record half-a-millionth passenger mark was achieved on Thursday 24th November, where the passenger departed on an EasyJet flight to London Gatwick.

November was yet another record month at the airport, with 39,351 processed in the month, up 16.2% on November 2015. Up to the end of November an additional 95,141 have been processed at the airport compared to end of November 2015.

“Breaking the half a million passenger mark was going to be a milestone in the history of the development of commercial development of Gibraltar International Airport and is a clear sign of our progress and capability,” said Terence Lopez, Air Terminal Director at Gibraltar International Airport.

Gilbert Licudi, Minister for Commercial Aviation, said that was a bumper year for aviation at Gibraltar International Airport, with double digit growth in every single month this year so far.

“Airline and consumer confidence in Gibraltar can be clearly seen with these results, with additional capacity programmed by the airlines being met by passenger demand,” he said.