Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has recorded the
busiest year ever for a Scottish airport with more than 14 million
people passing through in 2018.

A total of 14,310,403 people
passed through Scotland’s busiest airport last year, up 6.5% on
the previous year. International growth was up 9.5% and domestic
growth up almost 2%.


Edinburgh Airport in Scotland has recorded the busiest ever year for a Scottish airport with more than 14 million people passing through in 2018. A total of 14,310,403 people passed through Scotland’s busiest airport last year, up 6.5% on the previous year. International growth was up 9.5% and domestic growth up almost 2%. Click to enlarge.

It comes after the airport reached 1 million
passengers in December for the first time ever as 1,027,125 people
passed through – an 11% increase on December 2017.

 “We’re delighted to deliver yet another record year
for a Scottish airport which highlights the incredible appetite
there is for travel to and from Scotland. From the Middle East
to the Far East and Europe to America, we offer more than 150
destinations from Edinburgh and it’s that variety of choice which
is driving our growth,” said

Gordon Dewar
, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport. “New routes
and destinations for 2019 have already been announced and we’ll
continue to add growth where we can. The uncertainty around Brexit
obviously poses challenges and it’s crucial that we at least
preserve access to that single aviation market that allows flights
to pass freely through European skies, connecting Scotland to the
whole of Europe. We also need to see movement on the pledge to cut
Air Passenger Duty so we can continue to be competitive against
other nations and harness the full potential of our industry and
bolster the economy through tourism.”

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