Over one million passengers travelled through
Edinburgh Airport in August 2015, making it the busiest August on
record for the airport and its fourth million plus passenger month
in a row.
A total of 1,158,794 people arrived and departed
Edinburgh Airport in August, an increase of 8.7% on August 2014.
467,120 domestic passengers travelled through the
airport in August, an 8.9% increase on 2014, thanks to the increased
services to London with Ryanair, and Flybe and easyJetís Belfast
International passenger numbers saw an 8.5% boost
on the same period last year, with a total of 691,674 passengers
travelling through the airport.
Increased services to
Dublin, with easyJet helped boost the number of international
passengers travelling, as did the increased flights to Dublin,
Rome and Barcelona with Ryanair.
Long-haul routes to New
York JFK with American Airlines, services to Doha with Qatar
Airways and Etihad Airwaysí service to Abu Dhabi all contributed to
the strong growth.
"This record breaking performance in
August is a real indicator of the growing success of both Scotland
and Edinburgh. To see four million passenger months in a row,
given it was only 2 years ago that we broke the million mark, is
remarkable," said Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh
Airport. "The team at Edinburgh Airport is committed to
providing the infrastructure and facilities to enable and cope
with the growth in those that want to visit our country and those
Scots that wish to travel whether for leisure or business. We're focussed on planning for the year ahead and staying ahead of the
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