Monday, July 21, 2008

Spain's appeal boost passenger numbers in Scottish airports

UK holidaymakers continued interest in Spain has helped boost passenger numbers at a British airport.

According to BAA Scotland, services between Edinburgh Airport and Alicante attracted strong demand from tourists as increasing number of people in England is keen to venture to sunnier climet over the winter season. The Edinburgh Evening News has reported that this have contributed to the Scottish transport hub experiencing the busiest season in its history.

Rick Green of Flyglobespan has said that Alicante and Malaga routes proved to be extremely popular among British tourists last year and he is expecting high demand again this winter.

The airport authorities have said that the number of people passing through Scottish airports has increased this year. Passenger numbers increased by 1.5 per cent on a yearly basis and is 859,000 in the month of June. Official figures showed that last year, more than 9.1 million passengers passed through the portals at Edinburgh airport. Robin Hood Airport stated that the number of passengers who passed through its doors has increased over 12 percent.

The findings indicate the growing popularity of Spain as a tourist destination, a trend which could boost its standing among overseas property investors as well.