The uncertainty in the domestic aviation market has continued to impact on Edinburgh Airport passenger numbers in August.
936,700 passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport in August, a drop of 1.9% on the previous year.
As with the year on year drop over the summer months, the drop can be attributed to a combination of factors affecting the domestic market
Service reductions with some carriers and continuing uncertainty around the demise of bmi continue affect numbers.
Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive, Gordon Dewar, said: “August has continued to see the same issues that affected passenger flows throughout the summer. It’s a small percentage but with the interest in the slots for Heathrow from airlines such as Virgin Atlantic and Aer Lingus, I’m confident the uncertainty will be resolved.
“Our international performance, given the economic conditions, is fantastic. Our new route to Istanbul and the strength of Schiphol as a hub are really driving this area forward.”
Edinburgh Airport’s traffic in August was as follows:
| ||2012 ||2011 ||Change |
|Domestic ||394,900 ||425,500 ||-7.2% |
|International ||541,800 ||529,000 ||2.4% |
|Total ||936,700 ||954,500 ||-1.9% |