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You're one in two million, have a coffee on Edinburgh Airport! Airport’s delight as August is second million passenger month

30 August 2013

Edinburgh Airport has just enjoyed its second million passenger month in a row – topping off a record breaking summer.

Scotland's busiest airport saw over two million passengers pass through its doors in July and August this year, roughly the population of Houston, Texas.

Indeed, Edinburgh Airport has welcomed enough passengers over the last two months to make over 14,000 return bus journeys on Lothian Buses' Airlink 100 service and fill all 67,800 seats of the iconic Murrayfield stadium 30 times.

To celebrate its passengers being "1 in 2 million" and to say ‘thank you', Edinburgh Airport is buying a cup of coffee for every departing passenger who flies out of the airport today (Friday 30 August).

As passengers board their flight they'll receive a postcard thanking them for being a very special part of the airport's record breaking summer and offering them a free cup of coffee when they come back and see us again. This will see the airport offer approximately 18,000 cups of coffee over the day.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "What a truly remarkable summer we've had. We want to thank each and every one of the two million passengers that travelled with us in July and August for choosing our airport and helping us to break records.

"It's amazing to think that we've had enough people pass through our terminal to fill almost 4000 Airbus A380s. As a thank you, we're offering all of our departing passengers a free coffee when they return to visit us.

"We want their lasting memory of Edinburgh to be a good one and we hope that people take up our offer and have a coffee on us when they return to see us again."

Of course the airport's success goes hand in hand with the equally successful summer experienced by Scotland's capital city. With the Edinburgh Fringe reporting a 5% increase in ticket sales this year, it's clear that more people are choosing to visit Edinburgh than ever before. There's obviously no place anyone would rather be than Edinburgh.

Exact figures for August will be announced later in September.