Edinburgh Airport: 2017 busiest ever year for a Scottish airport

A sum of 13,432,485 people upheld by Scotland’s busiest airfield in 2016, an additional one million passengers when compared to 2016, with general passengers pushing expansion – adult roughly 14 per-cent as 32 of a 34 new routes launched during a airfield in 2017 were to general destinations.

Growth was helped by another record month during a airfield as Dec saw 925,017 passengers regulating a terminal. It was a busiest ever Dec during a airport.

Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar said: “This is a illusory feat for Edinburgh Airport – to acquire some-more than 13 million passengers is a genuine delight and one that we are gay by.

“That success is of march down to a immeasurable choice of destinations we offer, a partner airlines and businesses, though it’s also down to a dedicated and consultant staff who work opposite a campus to safeguard a airfield operates uniformly and successfully. We appreciate all of them for a infrequently secret work that they do that is so essential to a operations.

“We’ve already announced new and extended routes this year and construction continues on a £80 million prolongation plan so we are scheming for serve growth. We know we play a essential purpose in a economy and we wish to use Edinburgh and Scotland’s tellurian interest and station to move serve advantages – though that clarity of journey that an airfield offers is also critical to us.

“We are vehement about what 2018 will move and we wish to broach some-more choices and destinations for a passengers via a year.”

13,432,485 passengers used Edinburgh Airport in 2017 creation it a busiest year in a airport’s story and a busiest year ever for a Scottish airport.

Overall newcomer numbers were adult 8.6% or 1,065,987 passengers on final year. Growth came from general services, with 32 of a 34 new routes launched during a airfield in 2017 being to general destinations.

925,017 passengers used a airfield in Dec 2017, an boost of 7.2% on Dec 2016. Dec 2017 is a busiest Dec on record for Edinburgh Airport

Growth came from general services.

  • Ryanair’s sixteen new routes launched in 2017 (including Katowice, Toulouse, Wroclaw, Baden, Budapest, Nantes, Venice (Treviso), Carcassonne, Prague and Valencia that launched during a finish of Oct for a 2017 winter season) augmenting newcomer numbers. In serve Marseille operated in Dec this year and some-more passengers trafficked to Fuerteventura.
  • easyJet’s newcomer numbers were adult on Dec 2016. More flights operated to Amsterdam, Paris CDG, Milan and Geneva. Bilbao launched in Apr 2017 and a new twice weekly use Sofia use that launched in Dec also augmenting newcomer numbers.
  • Jet2.com continued their newcomer expansion during Edinburgh. More flights operated to Alicante, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura than in Dec 2016. Malaga did not work in Dec final year and a new weekly Madeira use launched in Oct 2017, serve boosting newcomer numbers.
  • Norwegian’s new transatlantic services to Providence Rhode Island, Stewart International (New York) and Bradley International (Hartford/Connecticut) augmenting passengers compared to final December. More services operated to Oslo and Stockholm that final Dec and some-more passengers trafficked on those services, serve augmenting newcomer numbers.
  • Eurowings use to Munich was new for 2017 and Dusseldorf did not work final December.

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