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Edinburgh Airport looking forward to Christmas period after a great 2014

Posted: 18th December 2014

edinburgh-airport-logoOver 130,000 people are expected to travel through Scotland’s busiest airport next week.

A total of 130,409 passengers are expected to arrive and depart the airport between the 22nd and 28th December. Almost 60,000 people will arrive into Edinburgh during this time, with just under 73,000 departing.

Traditional sunshine destinations remain popular this year with Tenerife, Alicante, Barcelona, Lanzarote and Malaga being the top five and the airport is also offering more long haul destinations than ever before. London and Bristol are two of the most popular domestic destinations with many passengers travelling to see family and friends.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “The festive season is always an exciting time for us with hundreds of thousands of people expected to travel through the airport over the coming weeks.

“Many of our passengers will be flying off to escape the Scottish weather and spend the festive season in sunnier climes but the majority will be staying in the UK and travelling to visit friends and family.

“We’ve had a very successful year at Edinburgh Airport with more passengers travelling through our terminal than ever before, we’re confident we’ll exceed the 10 million mark during the festive season.

“We want to thank all our passengers who have travelled with us in 2014 and wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year.”

With Christmas being one of the busier times to travel, the airport is encouraging passengers to be prepared, particularly before going through security. It’s important to make sure all liquids are under 100ml, especially at this time of year when many passengers are carrying gifts.

So, if you can, pack it in your hold luggage to save disappointment. Many weird and wonderful

things are confiscated at security, including toy guns, jars of jam and marmalade and even snow globes.

22-28 Dec 2014
Arriving 57,492
Departing 72,917
Total 130,409


More information from:

Gordon Robertson, Director of Communications

07785 372961 or


About Edinburgh Airport:

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport. More than 40 airlines serve 100-plus destinations and 9.78 million passengers passed through the airport in 2013 – the busiest year ever for a Scottish airport.

July 2014 was the airport’s busiest month ever with over 1.1 million passengers travelling through its terminal.

It is the 5th largest in the UK, in terms of passenger numbers, and employs over 5000 people, contributing hundreds of millions of pounds to Scotland’s economy.

Edinburgh Airport was named best in Britain, and top three in Europe, for passenger satisfaction, at the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards for 2012 and ‘Best European Airport (5-10m passengers)’ at the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards for 2012. It has also won Scottish Airport of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards in 2013 and 2014.

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