Edinburgh reports busiest ever month for a Scottish airport

Edinburgh reports busiest ever month for a Scottish airport

A rise in Edinburgh airport passenger numbers last month made it the busiest February ever at a Scottish airport.

The 5.4% increase to 811,804 people passing through the airport included a 13.6% jump in international passengers thanks to new services by Jet2, Ryanair and Stobart Air.

However, domestic passengers using the airport fell by 2.3% year-on-year to 388,163.

Airport chief executive, Gordon Dewar, said: “Once again our passenger numbers have broken a new record. This is further proof that the airport is continuing to service the growing demand for what is without doubt one of Europe’s leading cities.

“As we grow we deliver greater international connectivity for this city and for Scotland – and the benefits of our growth are felt well beyond this airport.”

He added: “The airport is engaged in the second stage of public consultation of an airspace change programme which is focused on giving our neighbouring communities a say on how we grow while ensuring that we continue to support Scotland’s economy in a safe and effective way.

“And while our preferred options would reduce aircraft noise for 25,000 people – as with all major infrastructure expansion plans – we recognise that not everyone agrees with our proposals.

“I actively encourage everyone in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Falkirk and Fife to look at our proposals and give their feedback to the consultation.”

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