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Edinburgh Airport hails million-passenger milestone in March

The milestone was reached during the month for the first time in the airport’s history.

March saw more than a million people pass through Edinburgh Airport (Lesley Martin/Edinburgh Airport)
March saw more than a million people pass through Edinburgh Airport (Lesley Martin/Edinburgh Airport)

More than a million people passed through Edinburgh Airport in March for the first time.

Airport chiefs hailed the “milestone” figure after a total of 1,106,998 people used the hub.

The figure is up 14.8% on the same month last year.

Domestic travellers increased by 18.2%, and international passengers rose 12.5%.

The growth occurred in the context of a difficult March 2018, when the Beast from the East disrupted travel.

Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “To get our first ever million passenger March is another milestone for us and shows our variety of destination and types of holidays and trips are really providing for our passengers.

“While these figures are good, we always need to look ahead and consider what is on the horizon and uncertainty caused by Brexit, the expensive aviation tax we face and the impact it has on our airlines.

“We will continue to work to mitigate and manage those things as best as possible and for the benefit of our passengers.”

Popular destinations last month included Madrid, Warsaw and New York City.

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