February Figures and a Safety Award
Figures just released indicate that a total of 253,004 passengers came through Aberdeen International Airport in February, a small decrease of -0.9% on 2014 levels.
A total of 211,934 fixed wing passengers were reported during the month, a -1.4% on last year however heli traffic maintained its growth with 41,070 passengers for the month – a 1.6% increase.
Airport MD Carol Benzie said the marginal drop in passenger figures on 2014 levels were in line with expectations following some weather events, mainly at other airports. “We saw a small level of impact from adverse weather in other locations, but also we have said we would be unlikely to maintain such a high growth percentage month on month and would likely see a levelling out on passenger levels over the coming year. The results still show continued growth in helicopter operations, and strong numbers across our leisure routes and we continue to work with our operators to put the final touches to our busy summer schedule”.
In other news, the airport has successfully scooped the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award with Merit for a second year running. The Award is an annual scheme designed to recognise and reward good health and safety management by organisations of all sizes and sectors around the world during the previous calendar year.