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Busiest Year Ever for a Scottish Airport

Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has recorded the busiest year ever for a Scottish airport with more than 14 million people passing through in 2018.

A total of 14,310,403 people passed through Scotlandís busiest airport last year, up 6.5% on the previous year. International growth was up 9.5% and domestic growth up almost 2%.

Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has recorded the busiest ever year for a Scottish airport with more than 14 million people passing through in 2018. A total of 14,310,403 people passed through Scotlandís busiest airport last year, up 6.5% on the previous year. International growth was up 9.5% and domestic growth up almost 2%. Click to enlarge.

It comes after the airport reached 1 million passengers in December for the first time ever as 1,027,125 people passed through Ė an 11% increase on December 2017.

 ďWeíre delighted to deliver yet another record year for a Scottish airport which highlights the incredible appetite there is for travel to and from Scotland. From the Middle East to the Far East and Europe to America, we offer more than 150 destinations from Edinburgh and itís that variety of choice which is driving our growth,Ē said Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport. ďNew routes and destinations for 2019 have already been announced and weíll continue to add growth where we can. The uncertainty around Brexit obviously poses challenges and itís crucial that we at least preserve access to that single aviation market that allows flights to pass freely through European skies, connecting Scotland to the whole of Europe. We also need to see movement on the pledge to cut Air Passenger Duty so we can continue to be competitive against other nations and harness the full potential of our industry and bolster the economy through tourism.Ē

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