Edinburgh Airport is celebrating its sixth consecutive month of more than one million passengers passing through its terminals.
It today (Wednesday, November 11) announced passenger figures of 1,004,439 for October – which are up 9.7 % on the same month last year.
The airport says this success is largely due to the continued strong performance of its routes to London, across the UK and across all its European destinations.
It also attributes some of this success to its new transatlantic route to JFK and the continuing popularity of its new relationship with Etihad, which launched at the airport in June and has helped to boost the figures and build on the ongoing success of Qatar Airlines.
Chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “October’s figure showing a sixth consecutive one million passenger month is a tremendous achievement for Edinburgh Airport – and is a direct result of our commitment to increasing passenger connectivity choice.
“This record-breaking performance is a sure sign of the growing success of both Scotland and Edinburgh as a destination and also emphasises our position as a key driver for Scotland’s economic growth.
“With over one million passengers through our doors at Edinburgh Airport last month we reached similar levels as we did July 2013 – the height of our summer peak season – it shows that we are continuing to grow, create jobs and make a positive contribution for Scotland’s economy.
“Edinburgh Airport is going from strength to strength – with more airlines and greater choice of routes to London, the rest of the UK, Europe and across the globe – and we are well on course to make 2015 our busiest year ever.”