Passenger numbers May 2013
11 June 2013
306,000 people used Aberdeen International Airport last month, according to the latest set of passenger figures*. This represents an increase on the previous year of 3.1%.
Helicopter passenger numbers grew by 0.9%, a growth which is being attributed to a marked diversification in the fleet being used by all three helicopter operators. Modest growth was represented in the domestic and international fixed wing sectors, of 4.7 and 1.2% respectively.
Nick Barton is the airport MD. He said: “Whilst these numbers show growth, they are artificially masking what remains a very challenging market. The on-going issues with the helicopter fleet will remain in place until all the operators are confident that the safety issue has been resolved. This will continue to adversely affect our market for the foreseeable future.
In both the domestic and international markets, we are continuing to work hard to secure new routes and services for our customers.”
*(total May 2013 = 306,852)