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US weather conditions affect October international traffic at Edinburgh Airport

844,000 passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport in October, a drop of 2.8% on the previous year.

An Edinburgh Airport spokesman, said: “While international passengers are down partly due to the severe weather conditions in the US, Edinburgh Airport’s long-term international market is positive.

“EasyJet have announced six new European routes to Berlin, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Dubrovnik, Prague and Reykjavik; and Vueling have confirmed a full summer service to Barcelona.

"The domestic market remains tough, although we eagerly await the outcome of the forthcoming slot auction". Edinburgh Airport’s traffic in October was as follows:

Edinburgh October 2012 Change
Domestic 405,000 -0.6%
International 439,000 -4.7%
Total 844,000 -2.8%