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January passenger figures show continued international growth

Posted 16 February 2017 · Add Comment

Edinburgh Airport has today welcomed the latest passenger figures showing that January 2017 saw 781,753 passengers passing through the airport.



This represents an 11.7% increase on January 2016 with the greatest growth area being passengers on international flights which had an 11.6% hike compared to the same month last year.

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, said: “After a record-breaking 2016, it is fantastic that we start 2017 with strong figures.”

“We are now seeing the impact of launching 27 international services in 2016. An 11.7% growth in figures on this time last year, makes it the busiest January ever for Edinburgh Airport.”

A totla of 781,753 passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport in January 2017 making it the busiest January for Edinburgh Airport on record (January 2016 was the next busiest January).
   
In particular more people travelled with:

  • Ryanair to Warsaw Modlin, Barcelona, Poznan, Bologna, Bratislava, Las Palmas and Palma de Mallorca. Warsaw launched in November 2016 and more flights operated to Barcelona. Poznan, Bologna, Bratislava, Palma and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) all operated as summer only service last year, this year they will operate through the winter 16/17 season.
  • easyJet to Venice, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Paris CDG and Vienna. Vienna and Venice both launched in February 2016 and more flights operated to Amsterdam, Reykjavik, and Paris CDG.
  • Jet2.com launched 13 new routes from Edinburgh over 2016 and the biggest increases in passenger numbers came from Alicante, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura all of which will operate through the winter season.
     

                                          January 2017         Vs Last Year

Domestic                        363,552                   +1.7%
   
International                   418,201                   +11.6%

Total                                 781,753                   +11.7%

MAT                                  12,433,082              +11.1%

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