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Edinburgh Airport invests in £25m terminal expansion

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August 21 2013

Edinburgh Airport invests in £25m terminal expansion
Edinburgh Airport has announced that it is to invest £25m in a 6,000m2 expansion of its main terminal and a larger security area.

Designed to speed up transit through the terminal the extension will offer travellers a choice of new shops and an airline business centre by freeing up space in the existing building.

Situated on an existing coach park the facility is being built by Archial & Balfour Beatty and will offer direct access to a new tram stop and forms part of a £150m, five year master plan for the airport.

Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport chief executive, said: “Our expansion is a significant mark of our intent to transform our customers’ experience of Edinburgh Airport through high-quality facilities, outstanding customer service and one of the best direct international route networks in Europe.

“This investment is the first of a number of developments that will build Edinburgh Airport’s profile around the world, helping us to compete more energetically with other UK airports and those in mainland Europe.”

Work on the extension is scheduled to start in October with the new security area expected to be fully operational by 2014. New retail space, including a walk-through store, will follow in 2015.
The extension is designed to enable the airport to compete with UK and continental rivals
The extension is designed to enable the airport to compete with UK and continental rivals
The scheme follows construction of a similar new security hall at Glasgow Airport
The scheme follows construction of a similar new security hall at Glasgow Airport

3 Comments

Egbert
#1 Posted by Egbert on 22 Aug 2013 at 09:57 AM
The walk-through store worries me a bit - hoping it won't be like the one at Glasgow Airport that forces you through a crass and garish duty-free blarefest just to get to the departure gates.
selwob
#2 Posted by selwob on 22 Aug 2013 at 10:57 AM
Welcome to Edinburgh. We are a dull city and don't wish our visitors to be uplifted on arrival.
Bill
#3 Posted by Bill on 24 Aug 2013 at 12:42 PM
Looks like a cheap and nasty version of the Fort Shopping Centre in Glasgow

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