Aeropark grounding dents Norwich International Airport profits with However despite this turnover edged up 2.3pc to 12.67m for the year ending March 31, 2015, and in a year which saw coach outlet helicopter flight numbers remain flat, and a dip in travel agency sales, airport bosses stressed underlying profits were up 20pc. They were longchamp outlet also confident new flights to Exeter and summer sun destination routes to Spain would boost the bottom line. And today bosses insisted the aeropark remained a "core objective", and access provided by the Northern Distributor Road was "key to unlocking the site's potential". But they are remaining tight lipped on whether they are looking into bringing in new partners to get the project off the ground. The 439,000 cost caused pre tax profits to drop to 154,000 for the year ending March 31 last year, down from 481,000 in 2014. And a decision to take the airport security department in house incurred a 48,000 cost. Passenger numbers were down coach outlet 1pc to 466,131 for the same period, and the airport was further hit by the cancellation of TUI and Thomas Cook Tunisia services mid way through summer 2015 due to nike outlet terrorist attacks. The airport spokesman said: "The summer sun flights and hugo boss the new Exeter flight, coupled with the existing high frequency services to other key destinations and new holiday destinations, are expected to drive an increase in passenger numbers." In 2013 the airport announced plans to build an aviation hub which would create more than 1,000 jobs with the first stage to build five new hangars for aircraft painting firm Air Livery. The spokesman said putting the development on hold was due to difficulty in funding the development and necessary infrastructure, and discussions were ongoing to satisfy their demands for space elsewhere in the airport.