Edinburgh Airport reaches milestone

More than nine million passengers have travelled through Edinburgh Airport

over the past 12 months - making it the busiest ever year-long period for

the Capital’s gateway.

Latest figures from airport operator BAA show that the airport handled

9,017,491 passengers in the year to November, an overall rise of 4.8% on


the previous 12 months.


The airport’s expanding route network has helped to propel much of the

growth, with international traffic soaring by 31% for the month of November



More than 690,000 passengers used the airport last month. The holiday hot

spots of Tenerife and Palma proved popular with a surge of holidaymakers

seeking winter sun - a market boosted further with the recent addition of

services to Sharm-el-Sheikh, Madeira and Las Palmas. Meanwhile, Edinburgh’s

transatlantic service to New York continued to perform strongly, as did the

European destinations of Geneva, Barcelona and Madrid.


Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, David Johnston, said: “It has been

a year of milestones for Edinburgh Airport. We have reached 100

destinations, had 29 new services, and are now dealing with more than nine

million passengers, making us the busiest Scottish airport. We have worked

hard to widen our route network, opening up new and exciting destinations

to our passengers, and expect further new route announcements next year.


“It is a busy time for Edinburgh Airport but the team here are up to the

challenge, and aim to make every passenger’s experience at the airport a

pleasurable one. Our focus is on improving their journey by ensuring a

smooth security process, great customer service and by investing in our

facilities. We are proud of our airport, and aim to keep on raising our

standards as greater demands are placed upon us.”