Edinburgh Airport is now autism friendly

Edinburgh Airport has become the first Scottish airport to gain the Autism friendly status, after being recognised for its accessible and supportive environment for passengers with autism. Continue reading…


Top 10 Christmas Things to Do near Edinburgh Airport

Things to do for Christmas near Edinburgh Airport

With just a few sleeps left until the big day, it’s time to start feeling a little festive in Edinburgh! Step back in time with Lauriston’s traditional festivities, visit Santa Claus and his Elves or unravel the Christmas Tree maze in George Street.

Here are our Top 10 things to see to enjoy Christmas near Edinburgh Airport to add a little sparkle to your holiday season.

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Edinburgh Airport, fastest growing airport in the UK

New research shows that Edinburgh Airport is officially the fastest growing airport in the UK, when looking at passenger numbers travelling internationally.

From 2015-2016, the airport saw a 21% growth in international passenger numbers, which helped catapult it towards the leading position in the Civil Aviation Authority’s table of UK airports.

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Edinburgh Airport has new plans to expand!

Edinburgh Airport has plans to expand its facilities! They have launched a consultation period which will be open for 6 weeks, to allow the public to provide their feedback on the details of the proposed development between now and 2040 The new plans look to concentrate on improving ground operations opposed to implementing new routes or alter the flight paths. With increased opposition from environmental campaigners, specific changes have been released such as enlarging terminal buildings and aircraft parking plans. The airport also aims to improve access to the site with the suggestion of a new road which will act as a link to the Gogar Roundabout.

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Edinburgh Airport’s 11.9% passenger increase in August

Edinburgh Airport have revealed that August was the 5th consecutive month where passenger numbers exceeded 1 million, a trend that began in April. August also marked a great year on year growth pattern as passenger numbers were up 11.9% over the same month the year before, reaching 1,296,189. As well as that, International passenger numbers increased by 18.4 per cent year-on-year to 819,218 and domestic passenger numbers rose by 2.1 per cent to 476,971.

International passenger numbers were supported by 11 new routes from Jet2, as well as new routes to Reykjavik, Vienna, Venice, Stuttgart, Copenhagen, Paris Orly, Barcelona, Rome Fiumicino and Alicante. Continue reading…