July was busiest month ever for Edinburgh Airport

July was busiest month ever for Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport has welcomed figures showing that July 2016 was the busiest ever month at a Scottish airport.

Last month 1,332,282 passengers flew through the airport which represents a 9.6 % per cent increase on the same month last year – which was previously the busiest ever month for passengers at any Scottish airport.

This success has been amplified by analysis showing the first six months at Edinburgh Airport have seen a growth rate of over 10%, more than double that of European airports average.

Welcoming the passenger numbers, Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said: “We are greatly encouraged to have smashed another record at Edinburgh Airport with July being the busiest ever passenger month ever at a Scottish airport.

“While we welcome this growth it underlines the work we are doing at Edinburgh Airport to adapt and accommodate the ever increasing number of people wanting to fly in and out of Scotland’s Capital city.

“The trend of expanding international passengers continues – and with a growing proportion of inbound passengers we are helping drive tourism, economic development and additional job creation in Scotland.”

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