Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016
Edinburgh Airport has today welcomed figures showing that August 2016 saw 1,296,189 passengers passing through the airport.This represents an 11.9 per cent increase on the same month last year with growth in both international (18.4%) and domestic passengers (2.1%).
Welcoming these numbers, Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said:
“The success of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – with tickets issued up nearly 8% on 2015 – gives a strong indication of the growing draw of Edinburgh.“This summer at Edinburgh Airport we have welcomed more people into Scotland than ever before and people at home have better direct links with the rest of the world, this is great news for inbound tourism, the Scottish economy and jobs.
“This underlines the ongoing work we are doing at Edinburgh Airport to adapt and accommodate the ever increasing number of people wanting to fly in and out of Edinburgh.
“We are currently holding a public consultation on an Airspace Change Project and seeking views on the potential impact of altering flight paths above Edinburgh and the surrounding areas to allow for maximum operational benefits and to minimise community impact.
“Last week, following the well-publicised loss of some data for which we apologised, we have extend the consultation by an additional week; and I encourage as many people in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Fife, Falkirk and beyond to give us their feedback before the consultation closes on September 19.”