A total of 1,206,540 passengers passed through Edinburgh Airport last month, making it the busiest April on record at Scotland’s busiest airport.
The number of passengers was up 5.7% on the same month last year and was driven by rises in both domestic and international passengers.
Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, said:
“It’s great to see growth in both our domestic and international markets, especially after a flat month in March due to the Beast from the East, and this has resulted in our busiest April ever.
“We’re flying to more destinations than ever before with 22 new routes launching since this time last year, 21 of those to international destinations which is expanding our reach and opening Scotland to even more of the world.
“We’ve recently announced two fantastic additions in Beijing with Hainan and Dubai with Emirates and they will attract even more tourists and expand business opportunities, as will our direct flight to Washington with United which comes online later this month– these are all immensely exciting for the capital and Scotland.”