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Fri, 24 August 2018

Scottish Airport Breaks 1.5 Million Passenger Barrier for First Time

The 1.5 million passenger barrier has been broken for the first time ever at a Scottish airport as Edinburgh Airport recorded its busiest ever month on record.

 A total of 1,501,988 people passed through the airport in July 2018 – an increase of 6.3% on the same month last year, with growth in both domestic and international markets.

The figures follow a busy summer schedule, with many families heading off on holiday while inbound tourists flew into the city to be greeted with spectacular Scottish sunshine!

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said, “These are fantastic figures for the airport, for Edinburgh and for Scotland, and they show an increase in passenger demand of 60% over the past 5 years – that is phenomenal growth and easily makes us one of Europe’s fastest growing airports. That growth is something we should be proud of as it delivers wide-ranging benefits for the country through job creation, tourism spend and business growth, but it also means we need to keep growing our infrastructure and build that additional capacity to cater for those increased numbers. We have invested huge sums already to keep up with that demand and are now for the first time in a position where we’re ahead of that curve thanks to a terminal expansion which will see us grow our passenger capacity to more than 17 million.”

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