Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport
Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen Airport passenger numbers increase for 6th consecutive month

Aberdeen International Airport has reported an increase in passenger numbers for the month of October.

A total of 284, 456 passengers travelled from the airport during October; an overall increase of 11, 913 passengers which is up 4.4% YoY. The figures represent the sixth consecutive month where both domestic and international fixed-wing traffic saw increases YoY.

252, 588 fixed-wing passengers flew from Aberdeen last month, an increase of 5.4% versus the same month in 2016, where 239, 591 passengers were reported.  The month saw a 6.9% increase in domestic fixed-wing traffic and a 2.6% increase in international fixed-wing traffic respectively. Helicopter passenger numbers remained down YoY by 3.4%, although the decline was modest in comparison to previous months in 2017, with 31, 585 helicopter passengers travelling from the airport.

Carol Benzie, managing director of Aberdeen International Airport, said: “We experienced a good volume of passengers throughout October which was due to a healthy number of business and leisure travellers. Helicopter passenger numbers remained down year on year however, this decrease was very modest showing a continuing stabilisation of the energy market in the region. This sixth consecutive monthly increase in total passenger numbers is highly encouraging and continues to demonstrate the demand for both our domestic and international routes.’