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June 2016 passenger numbers breaks Scottish record

Edinburgh Airport has today announced its latest passenger numbers showing 1,173,953 passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport last month.

This represents a 6.8 per cent increase on the same month last year and is the busiest ever June at a Scottish airport.

Welcoming the passenger numbers, Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said:

“June’s record breaking passenger numbers make this another great month at Edinburgh Airport.

“Our continual growth underlines the need for Edinburgh Airport to adapt so we can accommodate the ever increasing number of people wanting to fly in and out of Scotland’s Capital city.

“It is for this reason that we are engaged in the initial consultation stage of an Airspace Change Programme and I would encourage everyone to log onto http://www.letsgofurther.com/ and have their say to help the design of future flight path changes.”

ENDS

Notes:

Link to consultation document website http://www.letsgofurther.com/

1,173,953 passengers travelled through the airport in June. This is 6.8% on June 2015, making this the busiest ever June at the airport. June 15 was the previous busiest June on record.

  • In 2013 July and August were million passenger months
  • 2014 July and August were again million passenger months
  • 2015 May, June, July, August, September and October were million passenger months
  • So Far in 2016 April, May and June have been million passenger months

June 16

June 15

% Chg on last year

Domestic

458,314

477,045

-3.9%

International

715,639

621,814

+15.1%

Total

1,173,953

1,098,859

+6.8%

Increase in International was mainly due to the new routes that have launched at EDI over the last year.

  • easyJet’s new Stuttgart (launched in Nov 15), Vienna and Venice services (launched Feb 16) boosted passenger numbers vs June 2015.
  • Ryanair’s Copenhagen service was new from November 2015. More flights operated to Barcelona, Alicante, Malta, Palma de Mallorca and Krakow, boosting passenger numbers compared to June 2015
  • Etihad operated daily in June 2016, it launched on the 8th June 2015.
  • Last June Vueling only operated services to Barcelona, in June 2016 they also operated services to Rome Fiumicino which launched on 29 March (3 per week), Paris Orly which launched on 12 March 4 per week and Alicante which launched on 16 June 3 per week
  • New routes launched included:
  • Transavia Paris Orly 22 April 4 per week
  • Finnair Helsinki on 18 April up to 5 per week
  • Jet2.com Vienna on 29 April 2 per week
  • Jet2.com Heraklion on 27 May 2 per week
  • Jet2.com Kefalonia on 25 May 1 per week
  • Jet2.com Larnaca on 25 May 1 per week
  • Jet2.com Paphos on 25 June 1 per week
  • Jet2.com Rhodes on 25 June 1 per week
  • Jet2.com Dalaman on 24 June 1 per week
  • Jet2.com launched Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote in February so these also contributed to strong June growth. These are all new from Jet2 from Edinburgh and are the first of the 12 new routes they launch from EDI this year.
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