International traffic remains strong as domestic passenger numbers dip


NUMBERS of passengers travelling through Edinburgh Airport in June has dropped compared to last year.

883,000 passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport last month, a drop of 3.9% on 2011.

Though international traffic saw no change from June last year, a number of factors saw domestic passenger numbers fall below last year’s level.

The issues facing bmi in particular, with lower load factors and fewer flights operating and the cessation of the bmi baby route to East Midlands, are at the core of the drop.

Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive, Jim O’Sullivan, said: “Naturally, the turbulence in the domestic airline market has affected our domestic traffic.

“However other airlines will pick up these routes and we anticipate domestic passenger numbers to recover.  It is pleasing to see international traffic maintain its position, despite the growing issues in the Eurozone and the damaging effects of APD.”