Airport News

Edinburgh Airport sees increase in traffic

Mon, 13 Jul, 2009

Edinburgh Airport has seen an increase in traffic for the third consecutive month.

The Scottish capital has bucked the trend for other Scottish airports including Glasgow and Aberdeen which have both seen a downturn in recent months.

Heathrow Airport, Gatwick and Stansted all saw a decline, with Gatwick alone down 7.6 per cent on last year.

Late in June Edinburgh Airport saw its busiest ever day, with nearly 36,000 passengers passing through its doors.

Gordon Dewar, managing director of Edinburgh Airport, said: "It shows that there is still a strong demand for air travel to and from the capital.

"We're particularly pleased that despite enjoying our busiest day ever, our customer service and security teams delivered a high quality service for our passengers."

It is expected that the first phase of an extension at the Scottish capital's airport will open in November, which will see more space for passengers to relax and increase the number of shops, bars and restaurants.

Joe Evans

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