The airport we know today was officially opened on 9 June 1958 by Queen Elizabeth II
When we opened
We have two terminals, the North Terminal and the South Terminal. Both have 31 stands each, with an additional 57 remote stands that are served by coaches. The ability to use a stand flexibly however means that we can park up to 186 planes. We also have a total of 245 check-in desks, 123 self-service check-in desks and 119 self-service bag drop kiosks.
|Total passengers||32.9 million||46.6 million|
|Total aircraft seats||40.6 million||53.9 million|
|Average load factor||81.1%||86.3%|
|Biggest airline||easyJet 16.5m passengers||easyJet 19m passengers|
|Long haul passengers||11.8%||19%|