£150m boost to transform Edinburgh Airport

Artists's impression of the new-look airport The airport is investing £25m in a "significant expansion" of the terminal building

Related Stories

Edinburgh Airport has announced plans for a £150m investment programme which will make it "one of the best airports in the UK".

This includes £25m for a "significant expansion" of the international airport's terminal building.

Start Quote

This investment will make Edinburgh Airport one of the best airports in the UK”

End Quote Edinburgh Airport spokesman

The 6,000 sq m facility will be built around a larger security area that will allow passengers to move through that part of the airport faster.

About 100 new construction jobs will be created during the building work.

There will also be new retail areas and a brand new airline business centre with offices.

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."

Tram stop

An Edinburgh Airport spokesman said: "This investment will make Edinburgh Airport one of the best airports in the UK."

The extension will see the terminal move into the space currently housing the airport's coach park, moving the terminal access closer to the new tram stop.

By moving the security area, valuable space inside the terminal will be freed for more passenger and retail spaces, including the airport's first walk-through store.

The money will be invested over the next five years with the terminal expansion being the first major project.

Work will begin in October, with the new security area operational by late 2014.

The new retail space will follow in 2015.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Edinburgh, Fife and East



16 °C 13 °C


  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea

  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?

  • Children testing a bridge at a model-making summer school in Crawley, West SussexSeeding science Watch

    The retired professor who turned village children into engineers

  • Krouwa Erick, the doctor in Sipilou town at the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea - 27 August 2014Bad trip

    The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.