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Mon, 17 August 2015

Edinburgh Airport Reports Record Month

More than 1.2 million passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport in July 2015, breaking previous records set last summer.

A total of 1,214,633 people passed through the airport in July, a 10.3% increase on July 2014.

International passengers rose by 10.2% and domestic passengers by 10.6% on the same period last year.

Last month also saw the airport manage the players and increased passengers attending The British Open..

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said, Our teams have worked hard to help passengers on their journey and were continuing to work hard to give our passengers the service they expect. It was only two years ago, we broke our first million passenger month and now in our peak weve grown by 20%. This is really pleasing, but its clear were going to have to invest further for next year as we anticipate more growth.

The increase in domestic travel was driven by Ryanairs new Stansted service now flying up to three times per day; Flybes new service to London City now flying up to six times per day; BA Cityflyers increased services to London City; and strong easyJet Bristol and Belfast performances.

International traffic was up due to higher than anticipated load factors across the network, particularly Ryanair and easyJet. Also more passengers were flying on Ryanair to Dublin, Brussels Charlois and Gdansk. easyJet have an additional A320 serving key European routes during the summer peak and Norwegians Malaga service has also performed well. Longhaul passenger numbers were up, with higher than anticipated load factors on Etihad and United services.

June and July have seen over a million passengers each month. Were predicting August will be good for us too, its is always an exciting month in Edinburgh with more people visiting Edinburgh for the big festivals, added Mr. Dewar.

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