Busiest June ever for Edinburgh Airport
Over one million passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport last month, making it the busiest June on record for the airport and its second busiest month ever.
A total of 1,098,859 people arrived and departed Edinburgh Airport in June, an increase of 10.6% on June 2014 and the second consecutive million month this year with May also seeing over one million passengers.
June saw 475,977 domestic passengers travel through the airport – a 9.9% increase on June 2014 – thanks to the increased services to London with Ryanair, Flybe and BA Cityflyer.
International passenger numbers saw an 11.1% boost on the same period last year with a total of 622,882 passengers travelling through the airport.
Increased services to Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Nice, Berlin and Madrid with easyJet helped boost the number of international passengers travelling, as did the increased flights to Dublin, Rome and Barcelona with Ryanair.
Long-haul routes to New York JFK with American Airlines, a new daily service to Doha with Qatar Airways and the launch of Etihad Airways’ new daily service to Abu Dhabi last month all contributed to the strong growth.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "We had an incredibly busy month in June with more passengers travelling through than ever before. As the summer properly gets underway we’re anticipating our passenger numbers will continue to grow as people head off on the holidays.
"While it’s great seeing so many passengers travelling through the airport at this time of year, we do realise the last few months have been challenging with issues in security. While we’ve worked hard to resolve these, it’s still important that our passengers help us by being prepared for the security process.
"All liquids, gels and pastes in hand luggage should be 100ml or less and be in a clear plastic bag. Electronic items, like iPads and laptops, should also be presented outside their cases.
"For those travelling with children we have a dedicated family lane in operation in security to make the process as stress-free as possible."
For more information on the security rules, visit the Edinburgh Airport website: edinburghairport.com/prepare/airport-security/hand-baggage
The moving annual total for the year ending 30 June was 10,585,575.