UK Airports 2023 Passenger Recovery vs 2019

In 2023, only three airports, Bristol BRS, Bournemouth BOH, and Teesside MME, saw passenger traffic recover, with more passengers than in 2019.

Smaller UK regional airports with fewer than 3m passengers in 2019 have generally experienced the slowest recoveries particularly those airports where Flybe was a major contributor of traffic prior to its termination in March 2020 including Southampton SOU, Exeter EXT, Cardiff CWL and Norwich NWI. Doncaster DSA closed in November 2022, although there are recent efforts to reopen the airport again.