Airport News

Expansion to take place at Edinburgh Airport

Wed, 03 Dec, 2008

Major expansion work is to take place at Edinburgh Airport this month following the successful completion of a runway resurfacing project.

The £16 million job was finished at the end of November and involved laying down 25,000 tonnes of new surfacing, expected to increase the runway's life by another 15 years.

Now, a further £40 million is to be spent on extending Edinburgh Airport's departure lounge as part of a plan by the hub's owners to put £250 million into service improvements by 2018.

Managing director Gordon Dewar said: "I am confident that Edinburgh Airport will continue to make a significant and growing contribution to the economic success of Edinburgh and the east of Scotland."

Edinburgh is Scotland's busiest airport and handles over nine million passengers on 115,000 flights every year.

It was also the seventh busiest airport in the UK in 2007 in terms of the number of travellers carried.

The hub serves more than 100 destinations worldwide.

Joe Evans

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