Three Scottish airports post rise in passengers

Saoring passenger numbers for Scottish airports. Picture: Craig Stephen
Saoring passenger numbers for Scottish airports. Picture: Craig Stephen
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EDINBURGH airport notched up its busiest-ever October last month, with Aberdeen and Glasgow also growing their passenger numbers.

A total of 917,437 people passed through the capital’s airport, which is the busiest in Scotland, a rise of 8.7 per cent on October 2012. Edinburgh has now seen its busiest six months on record.

Chief executive Gordon Dewar said the rise was due to an increase in both business and leisure passengers.

Nearly 327,800 people used Aberdeen airport in October, an increase of 3.8 per cent on the previous year, which managing director Carol Benzie said was down to rises in both aeroplane and helicopter operations.

Glasgow airport reported a 2.6 per cent increase to 714,000 customers, marking its ninth consecutive month of year-on-year growth.

Amanda McMillan, managing director at Glasgow, said: “Our busiest weekend of the year falls in October when thousands fly out for the school holiday week, and this year it was a great success.”