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Edinburgh Airport gears up for festive season with 10 million milestone within reach

Edinburgh Airport saw a 3.1% increase in passenger traffic in November with over 700,000 people travelling through the terminal last month.

The increase was driven by a strong performance in domestic passenger traffic, which was up 4.3% on last year. More services to London City by both British Airways, now flying 11 times daily, and Flybe has helped drive domestic passenger numbers.

Strong performances from easyJet to Bristol and Belfast and Loganair to Sumburgh and Kirkwall have also been recorded.

International passenger traffic increased steadily in November, 1.4% up on the same period in 2013, with 294,751 people travelling. Reasons for this include Ryanair’s decision to continue flying its Barcelona service through the winter this year after being a summer only service in 2013. The airline has also been operating increased services to Dublin.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "We’re entering this festive season in a good position after recording strong passenger traffic in November.

"We’re expecting about 130,000 passengers to travel through our airport during the Christmas week alone and we’re confident that we’ll hit our 10 million passenger mark for a calendar year around about this time as well.

"We’ve worked incredibly hard this year to give our passengers a great experience and service and we’re now focusing on 2015 and what it will bring."

Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

2014

2013

Change

Domestic

412,316

395,288

 

4.3%

 

International

294,751

 

290,641

 

1.4%

 

Total

707,067

 

685,929

 

3.1%

 

 

The moving annual total for the year ending 30 November 2014 was 10,123,220.

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