Airport flying high with over one million passengers

Bosses at Edinburgh Airport are flying high after latest passenger numbers show over 1.1 million passed through the terminal last month.

Thursday, 21st July 2016, 1:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st July 2016, 1:12 pm
Over 1.1 million passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport in June

This is a 6.8 per cent increase on the same month last year and is the busiest ever June at a Scottish airport.

Welcoming the 1,173,953 passengers, Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, said: “June’s record breaking passenger numbers make this another great month at Edinburgh Airport.

“Our continual growth underlines the need for Edinburgh Airport to adapt so we can accommodate the ever increasing number of people wanting to fly in and out of Scotland’s Capital city.

“It is for this reason that we are engaged in the initial consultation stage of an Airspace Change Programme and I would encourage everyone to log onto and have their say to help the design of future flight path changes.”

Mr Dewar is hoping that the record-busting numbers are set to continue.

July and August 2013 were million passenger months, as were the same months in 2014, while in 2015 every month from May to October saw the number travelling through the airport hitting the magical million.

So far in 2016 April, May and June have already all been million passenger months.