Mon, 22 May 2017

Edinburgh Airport in Scotland Reports Record Passenger Numbers

1,141,823 passengers passed through Edinburgh airport last month, up 13% per cent on April 2016.

The greatest increase was in International passenger numbers: up to 705,683 this year – which represents a leap of 20.4% over the same month last year. Domestic passenger numbers reached 436,140, an increase of 3.0%.

The impressive increase in international passengers is thanks to 27 new international services being launched over the past year.

Edinburgh Airport

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said, “These record breaking passenger figures’ for April underline Edinburgh Airport’s ongoing success and very welcome indeed. Our expansion of routes and destinations is good news for travellers and it also creates new jobs, opportunities and offers greater international links for people in this city and for all of Scotland. With growth comes an increase in demand; it is vital that we are able to deliver a successful Airspace Change Programme to modernise the infrastructure in the sky. To this end I thank everyone who responded to the recent public consultation on this matter.”

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