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PAX: Edinburgh Airport welcomes ‘busiest ever November'

Edinburgh Airport has today welcomed passenger figures for November showing 794,792 passengers through its doors - making last month the busiest November ever at a Scottish airport.

This represents a 12.4% per cent increase in passenger numbers from the same month last year and takes Edinburgh Airport’s November pax to similar levels as the height of summer at many other regional airports in the UK.

This success is largely due to and an annual 22.5% increase in international routes including easyJet and Ryanair’s services to European destinations, Qatar Airways increased service to Doha and Etihad Airways service to Abu Dhabi as well as the continued strong performance of our airlines routes to London and across the UK.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said:

“These exceptionally strong figures represent our busiest ever November; Edinburgh Airport has experienced passenger numbers levels in November– a quiet month in air travel – on a par with what many other regional airports do at the peak of summer.

“This tremendous achievement is a direct result of our commitment to increasing connectivity and choice and improving the passenger experience.

“This has been another record-breaking month and is a sure sign of the growing success of both Scotland and Edinburgh as a destination which emphasises our position as a key driver for Scotland’s economic growth.

“Edinburgh Airport is going from strength to strength – with more airlines and greater choice of routes to London, the rest of the UK, Europe and across the globe - and we are on course to make 2015 our busiest year ever.”

ENDS

Notes

Nov 15

Nov 14

% Change on last year

Domestic

433,797

412,420

+5.2%

International

360,995

294,647

+22.5%

Total passengers

794,792

707,067

+12.4%

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