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March Passenger Numbers: 37.6% International Growth

Posted: 12th April 2016

Edinburgh Airport has today announced the latest passenger numbers showing 927,200 people passed through the airport last month, making it the busiest March ever.

The greatest increase was in International passenger numbers: up from 358,450 last year to 493,200 this year – which represents a leap of 37.6%

Welcoming March’s passenger figures Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said: These record breaking passenger figures from March underline Edinburgh Airport’s growing international ambitions and are very welcome indeed.

“We have seen a massive increase of 37.6 % in the number of international passengers and this highlights the ever-increasing draw of Edinburgh as a destination. This growth not only creates new jobs but offers greater international links for this city and for all of Scotland.

“Offering greater choice is key to our success. In conjunction with our partner airlines we are continuing to offer new routes and more destinations – and passengers are responding by flying in and out of Edinburgh directly in greater numbers than ever before.

“A recent independently prepared economic impact study shows Edinburgh Airport contributes £1 billion annually to Scotland’s economy; this proves that success at Edinburgh Airport is good news for the whole country and we plan to keep offering even greater choice and delivering even more success.”


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