Aberdeen Airport passenger numbers continue to rise

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Aberdeen International Airport has reported a continued increase in both domestic and international passenger numbers for June 2017. 290,296 passengers travelled through the facility last month, a total passenger increase of 1.66% year on year.

Despite a continued decline in Helipad traffic, fixed-wing passenger numbers were up by 4.6% with domestic traffic showing an increase of 3.9% and International traffic being up 5.45% YoY. This increase in fixed-wing passenger numbers continues to demonstrate the popularity of recently introduced direct leisure routes and additional domestic route options.

Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “It is very encouraging to see both our international and domestic routes continue to perform well into the summer season. In particular, the new leisure routes that we have introduced this year are continuing to prove highly popular with our passengers and demonstrate the increased demand for direct leisure routes from Aberdeen.

The launch of our new arrivals facilities and Northern Lights Executive Lounge allows us to get underway with the second phase of our transformation project which will bring a new improved world duty free area and a fit for purpose central search security area.”

The airport will see its new extension building completed and open to passengers this Friday with the launch of the new domestic arrivals baggage reclaim. The new baggage reclaim is the third element of the extension to open to passengers following on from the international arrivals facilities, which opened in May, and the new Northern Lights Executive Lounge, which opened 1 July. The transformation project will, at completion, serve to accommodate the increasing numbers of fixed-wing passengers travelling through the airport.

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