In one other devastating blow for the nation’s aviation business, Edinburgh Airport has confirmed it recorded its lowest variety of passengers since 1995 over the previous 12 months.
The airport dealt with just a little below 3.5million passengers in 2020, a 76 per cent lower on the earlier 12 months that’s estimated to have price the Scottish economic system £1billion and induced 21,000 folks to lose their jobs.
Bosses on the airport have expressed considerations that there’s “no clear path to restoration” past the pandemic.
“The autumn in our passenger numbers is just one reflection of the long-term harm being inflicted by Covid-19 on Scotland’s economic system and its social cloth, however it’s a worrying one and there’s no clear path to restoration,” mentioned Gordon Dewar, chief government of Edinburgh Airport.
“No person ought to assume that when the pandemic subsides, life will return to regular. On the airport, we can be ranging from a low stage of exercise not recorded right here since 1995 and the selection of airways and locations could also be dramatically completely different to these we had labored onerous to construct earlier than 2020 and on which many individuals rely for bringing guests to Scotland and for holidays and enterprise, together with exports.”