Edinburgh airport passenger numbers soar

Hotel News - 09/12/2005

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The number of passengers using Edinburgh airport has unexpectedly increased, reports the Scotsman.

Passenger traffic figures released by the British Airports Authority (BAA) reveal that 634,700 travellers used Edinburgh airport in November, a three per cent increase from the same month in 2004.

Despite high oil prices affecting the cost of air travel, overall passenger numbers at the airport grew by almost six per cent to 8.4 million.

The total amount of passenger traffic across the authority's three Scottish airports, which also include Glasgow and Aberdeen, rose by 3.2 per cent to 1.47 million in the same month.

BAA also reported that although charter flight demand has tailed off by almost 20 per cent, passenger numbers increased by 2.2 per cent to 10.4 million in November across the seven airports that it manages.

With passenger numbers growing uniformly across all airports in the UK, it may be more necessary than ever to book airport hotels before arriving to avoid disappointment.

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