Mixed bag for Edinburgh airport usage

Edinburgh Airport saw an increase of more than 13,000 international passengers last month, but the total number using the airport dipped slightly.

The 4.2 per cent jump in international passengers compared with last year was the first positive growth since September.

But a 3.6 per cent drop in domestic passengers meant numbers overall dipped by 0.1 per cent from 700,015 in March last year to 699,607 last month.

The airport blamed closures at some other UK airports due to the recent bad weather.