Airport breaks new record as passenger numbers continue to rise

Edinburgh continues to be Scotland’s most frequented airport – with passengers up 8.7% last month, making it the busiest September on record.
Edinburgh Airport reported 1,073,541 passengers travelling through its doors last month, contributing to a new record. The airport hosted more than one million passengers in each of the last five months – a feat bosses say has never been achieved before and is unrivalled by any other Scottish airport.
It says a 10.7% growth in domestic passengers was due to more passengers travelling to London City with BA Cityflyer and Flybe and to Stansted with Ryanair.
And a 7.2% growth in international traffic was due to higher traffic on Ryanair flights to Dublin and across its wider route network, as well as more passengers on Norwegian to Malaga; SAS services, particularly to Stockholm, and Etihad saw more passengers travelling to Abu Dhabi.
Chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “It’s fantastic to see our new routes are working well for our passengers – with over one million passengers through the doors at Edinburgh Airport last month and in every one of the last five months.
“This success is thanks particularly to the increased services from Flybe to London City and the recently launched Etihad service to Abu Dhabi. We’ve listened to our passengers for domestic connectivity and start an Edinburgh to Liverpool service with Flybe at the end of the month. We’re also launching Stuttgart with EasyJet in early November. It’s great that we can continue to announce new routes and services throughout the winter months.”
In 2014, Edinburgh Airport saw 10.2 million passengers use their airport.  The airport says has been experiencing its busiest year ever, after having five consecutive million passenger months, with a moving annual total of 10.89 million passengers.
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