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Edinburgh Airport : February Passenger Numbers: 30.4 per cent International Growth

Posted: 11th March 2016


Edinburgh Airport has today announced February’s passenger numbers showing 770,265 people passed through the airport last month, making it the busiest February ever.

In terms of international passenger numbers this represents a 30.4 per cent increase from February last year.

Welcoming February’s passenger figures Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said:

“February’s passenger numbers have broken another monthly record and act as further indication of just how big Edinburgh Airport’s global ambitions are.

“We have seen a massive increase of 30.4 per cent in the number of international passengers and this highlights the growing draw of Edinburgh as a prime global destination. And as we grow we deliver greater international links for this city and for Scotland.

“Edinburgh Airport and our partner airlines are continuing to offer greater choice with more routes and more destinations – and passengers are responding by flying in and out of Edinburgh directly in greater numbers than ever before.

“People ask me how much more Edinburgh Airport can grow in a country with little over five million people; it is not the five million I am worried about – but how the other seven billion across the globe get to visit us.”

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