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Edinburgh Airport expecting milestone passenger

Car Hire Edinburgh Airport is looking forward to the airport celebrating its milestone moment today.

Today is the day that Edinburgh Airport is set to welcome its 10 millionth passenger and it will be the first Scottish airport to achieve the milestone.

After enjoying record-breaking passenger numbers last year, the airport has continued to see more people than ever before travel through its terminal, thanks to a number of short and long haul destinations launching in 2014, including the city’s first Middle Eastern service to Doha with Qatar Airways.

As in 2013, over a million passengers were recorded in July and August, with July being the busiest month the airport has ever experienced with over 1.1 million people travelling.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said “After a record-breaking 2013, we set our sights on hitting the 10 million mark this year. Our passenger numbers have been growing and growing and this year’s successes in securing fantastic new routes to a range of short and long haul destinations has helped drive the increase. We’ve been lucky to play our part in delivering a phenomenal year for Scotland, one which we’ve been on the global stage. Events like The Ryder Cup and Edinburgh Festivals attracted huge numbers of visitors to Scotland. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the exceptional hard work from our city partners. The help and support they have given us this year has been outstanding. A huge thank you is also due to the thousands of people who work at the airport, from terminal operations and Security Officers to cleaners and airline crew. They have truly worked their socks off this year and we’re planning to officially mark this milestone with a party in January.”

David Birrell Chief Executive Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce added “Scotland has enjoyed one of our highest global profiles as a country in 2014 and we must try to harness as much of this energy as possible in 2015. To achieve 10 million passengers is a fantastic milestone for our capital’s airport and we must all join forces to ensure that Edinburgh, and Scotland, continues to be seen as a leading destination for tourism, recreation and business in an increasingly competitive and complex global market.”