Edinburgh airport yesterday confirmed it enjoyed its busiest month ever in July, with passenger numbers up 13.1 per cent on the previous year.
A total of 1,082,938 passengers used Scotland’s busiest airport, the first time the figure has passed the 1 million mark in a single month.
Chief executive Gordon Dewar said the airport had undergone a “real culture shift” since it was bought last year by Gatwick-owner Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).
“The success in July was down to a number of factors, but central to it is the fact this is our schedule and not a hangover from our previous owners,” he said. “We fixed the issues and that work is now bearing fruit.”
Edinburgh’s former owner Heathrow, which used to be called BAA, also enjoyed growth in traffic last month. Passenger numbers increased 5.5 per cent year-on-year to 6.9 million across the group’s airports at Heathrow, Southampton, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Glasgow saw a 5.4 per cent year-on-year increase, to 832,000 passengers. Aberdeen was up 6.8 per cent at just under 336,000.