June Passenger Figures
Figures just released indicate that 323,832 passengers travelled through Aberdeen International Airport in June, a decrease of -5.7% compared to last year’s figure. Helicopter traffic continues to see the biggest decrease, down -7.6% on 2014 levels, whilst fixed wing traffic reduced by -5.4%.
Carol Benzie, Airport MD said “We have seen a reduction in traffic across both fixed wing and helicopter traffic last month compared with the same month last year as the oil and gas sector continues in its cost efficiency drive and the impacts are felt across the region. We also recognise that 2014 was a record year for us”.
The airport saw a busy start to July, with over 20,000 passengers traveling over the weekend to mark the start of the school holidays. Holiday makers were escaping the cooler North East weather for sunnier climes, with busy flights departing to a range of destinations including Palma, Malaga and Reus.