Air travel and Edinburgh airport is an increasing success story. Topping off the performance was Edinburgh Airport being named Airport of the Year at the Scottish Transport Awards in mid-June.
The accolade came after the airport recorded the busiest ever year for a Scottish airport in 2017, handling more than 13.4 million passengers – an increase of 8.6 per cent on the previous year. It also added 34 new routes in 2017, 32 to international destinations.
David Watt Adds: “The good news is that the airport has been a fantastic success over recent years. It’s been a real boon to the city and to Scotland. The number of places you can fly to out of Edinburgh is fantastic now.”
The airport has or is adding routes to Beijing in China, Dubai and Washington and more flights to New York.
“The potential to connect the city to the world is really important, to keep it on the map and to keep it developing,” Watt says.