Edinburgh Airport: 11m passengers pass through in busiest ever year

Edinburgh Airport ... soaring to new heights. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Edinburgh Airport ... soaring to new heights. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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EDINBURGH Airport is celebrating the busiest ever year at a Scottish airport.

A total of 11,130,584 passengers passed through the terminal in 2015 - 950,000 more than the previous year.

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, said: “Last year we enhanced passenger choice by offering more routes and more destinations– and passengers responded by choosing to fly in and out of Edinburgh Airport in greater numbers than ever before.

“This unprecedented success of 11.13 million passengers through our doors highlights the draw of Edinburgh as a destination and the growing appeal that Scotland holds across the globe.

“The 2015 annual total also represents an increase of over 950,000 passengers from the previous year.

“We remain focused on delivering more success in the year ahead. In 2016 we will continue to improve the passenger experience at Edinburgh Airport with a multi-million pound investment in our check-in and baggage systems, an improved retail offering with greater choice products and we aim to expand our range of new routes and destinations in the year ahead.

“I was asked late last year how much more Edinburgh Airport can grow in a country with little over five million people; I explained that it was not the 5 million I was worried about but how the other seven billion across the globe get to visit us.

“Our international passenger figures for December show a 19 per cent year-on-year growth; this is a strong indicator of our global ambitions and gives reason to be optimistic about further growth in the year ahead.”