Summer boost for August passenger numbers

Passenger numbers continued their increase at Aberdeen International Airport with figures just in for the month of August. They show an increase of 8.8% in overall numbers, when compared to the same month in 2013.

That works out as 339,656 passengers over the month, with domestic passengers up 5.1%, international up 18.1% and helicopter passengers up by 5.2%. The figures are an improvement on the previous year as well as better than the 2014 forecast. For the year thus far passenger numbers are up around 8% on 2013.

In a statement, MD Carol Benzie said: “We are delighted to record another month of growth and to see such strong figures being reported for August. The summer get-away has really had an impact on our figures this month and we have seen an increasing number of people taking advantage of the opportunities on their doorstep. Our range of summer sun destinations is steadily growing and people are really starting to see those opportunities emerge. Summer charters are always popular and we are working hard to ensure that the range of destinations can continue to grow.

“Myself and a number of my team are going to be taking part in a major worldwide Route Development conference in just over a week and these figures will provide encouraging reading for the airlines that we are meeting with.” 


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