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.
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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