Scotland business

Retailers to create 160 jobs at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport terminal building Image copyright Edinburgh Airport

Up to 160 new retail jobs are to be created at Edinburgh Airport in the first half of this year.

The announcement follows the redevelopment of retail space at the airport.

The jobs are in addition to nearly 50 posts created by the opening of three new outlets at the airport at the end of December.

They included chains such as Superdrug, JD Sports and Flutes and Tails Champagne Bar.

The latest announcement will see All Bar One create about 70 new posts and fashion chain Next up to 30 jobs in May.

Brora Cashmere is set to create about 10 new posts, while about 35 jobs are expected with the opening of outlets by fashion firms Max Mara and Michael Kors.

Lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer Fatface is also planning about 15 new jobs.

'Incredible year'

Edinburgh Airport has been expanding following significant growth in passenger numbers last year,

In November, the airport saw the official opening of a new World Duty Free store, which led to the creation of 44 new jobs.

Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: "2015 was an incredible year for Edinburgh Airport; the growth in our passenger numbers is thanks to the increased choice of destinations and our commitment to improving the overall passenger experience.

"The expansion of the retail side of the business is a key element of our success.

"The fact is that Edinburgh Airport's growth in the non-aero market allows us to be competitive and attract more airlines and more routes in and out of Scotland's capital.

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