Edinburgh Airport passengers up almost 8 per cent

Edinburgh Airport figures rise. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Edinburgh Airport figures rise. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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Passenger numbers at Edinburgh airport rose last month, according to new figures.

The Capital’s terminal handled 607,723 passengers in February, a 7.8% rise on the same month last year.

International passenger numbers rose 11.6% to 269,235, driven by the introduction of new easyJet routes last March and the addition of a second daily Lufthansa service to Frankfurt.

Domestic passenger numbers increased by 4.9%, with 338,488 people travelling through it last month.

The airport said the growth was due to an increase in passengers travelling to Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic Little Red and to Gatwick with British Airways.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “February was another strong month for us and we’re pleased to see a healthy rise in our passenger figures.”