Strong run of growth continues at HIAL

Strong run of growth continues at HIAL

Airport operator HIAL’s strong run of growth in 2015 continued in the last quarter according to latest figures.

In the third quarter (July to September), the group recorded an extra 12,522 passengers (up 3.1%) compared to the same period in 2014. An increase in scheduled and charter traffic saw Islay claim the mantle as the fastest growing airport in the group, with an extra 1009 passengers, up 12.2% on 2014. Numerically, Inverness was the strongest performing airport, gaining an additional 9526 passengers during the quarter (up 5.3%) due to growth in the domestic market and increasing demand for the airport’s Dublin route.

There was growth too at Benbecula, Barra, Dundee, Sumburgh and Tiree.

Inglis Lyon, Managing Director of HIAL, said: “These are strong figures for the quarter and show that demand on most services and at most airports is increasing.”

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