Edinburgh airport sees busiest April on record

Edinburgh airport sees busiest April on record

Edinburgh airport saw the busiest April on record as more than 1.2 million passengers were handled in the month.

Passenger throughput rose by 5.7% on the same month last year driven by more international and domestic numbers.

International traffic was up by 7.2% to 757,608 due to 21 new routes launched since last April. UK carryings increased by 3.1% to 448,932 helped by low cost carriers easyJet and Ryanair.

Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “It’s great to see growth in both our domestic and international markets, especially after a flat month in March due to the ‘Beast from the East’, and this has resulted in our busiest April ever.

“We’re flying to more destinations than ever before with 22 new routes launching since this time last year, 21 of those to international destinations which is expanding our reach and opening Scotland to even more of the world.”

He added: “We’ve recently announced two fantastic additions in Beijing with Hainan and Dubai with Emirates and they will attract even more tourists and expand business opportunities, as will our direct flight to Washington with United which comes online later this month – these are all immensely exciting for the capital and Scotland.”

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