Edinburgh Airport enjoys busy January

Edinburgh passenger numbers up 11 per cent.Picture: Jane Barlow
Edinburgh passenger numbers up 11 per cent.Picture: Jane Barlow
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Passenger numbers at Edinburgh Airport increased by over 11% in January, with a surge in domestic traffic seeing over 580,000 passengers travel through the terminal.

A total of 586,184 passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport last month, an increase of 11.5% compared to January 2013.

The airport saw a total of 321,502 domestic passengers, up 9.4% on the previous year.

International traffic saw an increase of 14.3% on January 2013, with a total of 264,682 passengers.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, said: “We’ve enjoyed a strong start to 2014 with our domestic carriers seeing a steady increase in passenger numbers in January.

“The introduction of Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red service to Heathrow has seen an extra 25,000 passengers travel through Edinburgh Airport compared to the same time last year.