in Aerospace

International growth tames Beast from the East

Posted 10 April 2018 · Add Comment

The continued strong growth in international passengers at Edinburgh Airport helped tame the Beast from the East and the impact caused by the adverse weather it experienced in March.



A total of 964,094 passengers passed through last month, flat on last year due to a number of delays and flight cancellations caused by severe snow at beginning of March.

Domestic passengers were most impacted, particularly services to and from southern England, with international routes less impacted, recording a 10% rise in international passengers.
   
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “The beginning of the month was tough due to the Beast from the East and that severe snow had an impact on airports across the UK, with closures, cancellations and delays.

“However, keeping our runway clear and open allowed our international services to continue and they were less impacted by the weather, helping us record a 10% rise in international passengers to offset the domestic issue.

“Again, the credit for that must go to the airport staff who worked extremely hard to maintain the runway and keep it open in incredibly difficult conditions, and I’m proud and thankful for the dedication shown by them – at all times.”

The suspension of Ryanair’s Stansted service also had an impact on domestic passengers, only coming back online at the end of the month.

Growth came from international passengers:

  • Ryanair – launched 13 new routes during 2017 which operated in March 2018 that did not operate in March 2017 (Milan Bergamo, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Friedrichshafen/ Baden, Katowice, Nantes, Porto, Prague, Valencia, Wroclaw, Toulouse and Venice Treviso). Hamburg (4 per week) and Szczecin (2 per week) launched for the 2018 summer season at the end of the March. More flights also operated to Fuerteventura than during last March.
  • Jet2.com – more flights operated to Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Paphos than during March 2017 and Funchal (Madeira) did not operate this time last year.
  • Eurowings – Dusseldorf and Munich operated for the whole of March 2018, they launched for the start of the IATA summer season at the end of March 2017.
  • Brussels Airlines – more passengers travelled on services with Brussels Airlines as a larger aircraft (an A319) operated the service.
* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

SEA supplying TLS to navies in South East Asia

Cohort company SEA is supplying its Torpedo Launcher Systems (TLS) to three South East Asian navies that have signed up for a solution based on technology originally developed for the UK Royal Navy.

Bristol Airport and SWRnewstar win Waste2Zero award

SWRnewstar has won the Waste2Zero Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award in partnership with its customer Bristol Airport.

Defence Secretary checks progress of first City Class Type 26 frigate

The Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson MP, visited BAE Systems’ Clyde shipyards yesterday to gain an insight into the Company’s next generation digital ship design approach for the Type 26 frigates, before viewing the

Drukair opts for an A320neo

Drukair, the flag carrier of Eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, has signed a purchase agreement for one A320neo to support its growth plans and complement its existing fleet of three A319s.

BA appoints Angela Williams as Group People Director

British Airways today announced that Maria Da Cunha, Group HR & Legal Director, is stepping down from British Airways after 17 years and Angela Williams is appointed to the role of Group People Director (joining the business on 4 June

Dnata awarded UK MHRA certification for Good Distribution Practice

Global air services provider and UK ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA).

ODU SK191217191218
See us at
SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518SMI FAVWSBT1402060618FIL18 BT111017220718