Lothian Buses to create 55 new jobs
Lothian Buses has announced plans to create more than 50 new jobs.
The company said it would hire 45 drivers and 10 apprentice engineers to help meet growing demand for its services.
The announcement came as Lothian Buses prepares to launch a new airport link for the north of Edinburgh.
The new 200 service will operate from Ocean Terminal, through Clermiston and Muirhouse, to the airport from 23 April.
It will run every 30 minutes, seven days a week, from 04:00 until midnight.
Minor changes to the existing 100 service between Edinburgh's city centre and the airport are expected to be announced in early April.
Lothian Buses also plans to improve frequencies on a number of Saturday and Sunday services, and introduce route extensions for destinations such as Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Gyle Shopping Centre.
Managing director Richard Hall said: "We are delighted to be able to expand on our smart, efficient network to provide more vital links for our customers across the city and beyond, while announcing further investment in recruitment and maintaining our current fare structure."