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.
  • – 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
Latest News

GKN Aerospace delivers 500th ULD

GKN Fokker Services has delivered its 500th Underwater Locator Device (ULD) modification package.

MASS supports UK JFAC HQ training exercise

Defence and security technology company, MASS, has supported the UK Joint Force Air Component Headquarters (JFAC HQ) Exercise GRIFFIN FALCON 18 (Ex GF18) by running a simulation-based training programme that took place 6th – 13th

Rolls-Royce's Pearl 15 celebrates important test milestone

Rolls-Royce has reached an important milestone within the Pearl 15 test programme, successfully achieving 10,000 test cycles in over 2,600 testing hours.

BAE Systems’ active stick gains world's first certification

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation announced the certification of its G500 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), equipped with BAE Systems’ active sticks — designed (and subsequently being manufactured) at BAE Systems’

MCL awarded DAOS status by MAA

Marlborough Communications Ltd (MCL), the UK-based military technology company, has achieved Design Approved Organization Scheme (DAOS) accreditation from the Military Aviation Authority (MAA), enabling it to design equipment

GKN Aerospace opens aero-engine repair facility in Malaysia

GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia.

Getac SK0409041218
See us at
SMIFAVSBT151118SMINCW1210050218AdvancedEngin BT1406011118Aviation Africa 2019SMI GMSCBT3005081118