Turnhouse (EDI) Guide - Edinburgh Flights

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Road access to the airport is easy from the two-level junction on the A8 midway between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts.

If approaching from the Edinburgh side join the A8 from the city bypass and proceed towards Glasgow. From the North and West you should join the A8 at the Newbridge roundabout and proceed towards Edinburgh. Follow signs for airport.

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Edinburgh - Public Transport

By Train

Edinburgh's main railway station (Waverly) is in the city centre and can be reached by taxi or bus. From here there are services to Glasgow and a variety of other destinations in Scotland and England. Most train services also operate from Edinburgh Haymarket station which is on the main bus route between the airport and city centre.

Further information: Please call 44+ (0)8457 484950 or visit www.travelinescotland.com


By bus

Public bus services stop outside the UK Arrivals doors on the terminal forecourt.

Airlink 100 to city centre

An express bus service operates frequently to Edinburgh city centre.

First departure from the airport: 04:45

First departure from Waverley Bridge: 04:20

Frequency: Every 10 minutes from early morning until after midnight.

The ticket cost is L3 single, L5 return.

Tickets can be brought from the information desk at International arrivals, from a desk at the bus stop or on the bus itsellf.

The journey takes approximately 25 minutes and terminates at Waverley Bridge, near to the main railway station and bus station and is just off the city's main street, Princes Street.

The Airlink 100 service is not running on Christmas Day and has reduced service over the festive period.

On the 31st December, a Sunday service will operate on the 35 service, with last buses running earlier than normal.

More information on both Lothian Bus services can be found at www.flybybus.com

Service N22

This service connects Ocean Terminal and South Gyle with the airport, and currently runs every 60 minutes through the night. From January 2007, it will run every 30 minutes through the night.

35 service to Leith

This service, operated by Lothian Buses provides a direct link to RBS World Headquarters Gogarburn, Edinburgh Park and South Gyle business district, Sighthill, Fountainbridge, Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyrood, and Scottish Executive terminating at Ocean Terminal.

This service runs every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays. Standard Fares are available from the driver, for example Adult Single Fare is only L1.

More information on both Lothian Bus services can be found at www.lothianbuses.co.uk

Airdirect 747 to Fife

This service, operated by Stagecoach, connects the airport with Inverkeithing Railway station and Ferrytoll Park & Ride in Fife. The service runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays. Normal journey times is around 25 minutes.

More information about Airdirect can be found at www.airdirect747.com

Edinburgh Shuttle

Edinburgh Shuttle provides a fleet of 7 seater executive mini-buses and runs every 15-30 minutes between the airport and picks up and drops off anywhere within the Edinburgh Shuttle’s City Centre zone. This can be from any address - home, hotel, business or conference venue.

More information and booking information can be found at www.edinburghshuttle.com

Horsburgh Service to West Lothian

From May 2007, a new half hourly bus service to West Lothian will be operated by Horsburgh. This will connect the airport with Livingston, Broxburn, East Calder, Mid Calder and other communities throughout West Lothian.


By Taxi

Three taxi ranks are in operation at Edinburgh Airport. The fleet of airport private vehicle taxis operate from the eastern end of the terminal building with the city 'black cab' taxi rank available adjacent to the coach park. The third rank is located on the ground floor of the short stay multi storey car park and is available for taxis that have been pre booked.

A typical journey time to the city centre takes around 25 minutes and fares vary according to the distance travelled. Many of the taxis are wheelchair accessible.

Taxis arrangements are managed by Executive Onward Travel, please telephone +44 (0)131 333 2255.


By Bicycle

A courtesy bicycle parking rack and shelter is located in front of the international arrivals entrance to the terminal, across the forecourt road.

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Edinburgh - Car Parking

Car Parking Options

Whether it's a business trip or a family holiday, convenience or price we have a great choice of secure car parks to suit your needs. Remember you can save* money by pre-booking online or by calling 0870 850 2825.

Pick up/2 hours max:

Undercover parking closest to the terminal.

Ideal for seeing off or meeting friends and family.

Recommended for stays of up to 2 hours.


New multi storey car park

A new 2,000 space multi storey car park is now open at Edinburgh Airport. Why park miles away when you can leave your car a short walk from the terminal? The new car park provides safe, covered parking on five levels and incorporates a fast, convenient two hour zone on the ground floor. Please note payment can be made at the customer service office on the ground floor.

Check out the great new parking offers:

Special weekender rate

A special discounted weekend (12:00 Thursday - 12:00 Monday) pre-book rate of L28.40 is available for customers who pre-book and stay on a Saturday night.

Short stay special

Enjoy a discounted rate of only L9 per day for stays of 3 days or over.

You can take advantage of this offer by booking online or call us on 0870 850 2825 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK).

Pick up/two hour max. car park

Duration Price

0 - 10 minutes // L1

10 - 15 minutes // L1.50

15 - 30 minutes // L1.90

30 minutes - 1 hour // L3.60

1 - 2 hours // L5.30

2 - 3 hours // L6.90

3 - 12 hours // L23

12 - 24 hours // L28.40

Price per 24 hours or part thereof // L28.40

Blue Badge drop off point

Vehicles carrying passengers with blue badges are given 15 minutes free access to the short stay multi storey car park. There are wide disabled parking bays located on the ground floor of the car park in the area located closest to the terminal building. This provides passengers with a safe and secure place to exit their vehicle away from the busy drop off area and gives access to the terminal via covered walkways. Drivers carrying blue badge holders should show their ticket to the ticket desk on the ground floor of the multi storey car park for validation.

Short stay car park (Multi-storey and Main)

Duration Price

0 - 10 minutes // L1

10 - 15 minutes // L1.50

15 - 30 minutes // L1.90

30 minutes - 1 hour // L3.60

1 - 2 hours // L5.30

2 - 4 hours // L6.90

4 - 12 hourS // L11.50

12 - 24 hours // L14.20

24 1/2 hours - 48 hours // L26.40

Access arrangements

Exit A8 Glasgow Road at Airport Junction following signs on the roundabout for Airport. Continue along Eastfield Road to the second roundabout and take the 2nd exit sign posted Main Car Park and Multi Storey. At the next roundabout, continue straight on and the Central Parking System Short Stay car park is situated immediately ahead.

For stays of two hours or less please follow the signs for the Pick up/2 hours max car park. With its own dedicated entry and exit, it is fast, convenient and the same price as parking in the short stay car park or multi storey. (it is located on the ground floor of the multi storey car park).

Prices updated 10 January 2006.

Short stay - Central Parking System:

Ideal for business or shorter trips.

A few meters from the check in.

Undercover parking closest to the terminal.

'Short stay special' prices available for stays of three days or more.

Postcode: EH12 9DN



Valet parkingA premium service for those travellers who wish to have their car parked for them on arrival and then delivered back to them when they fly back into the airport.

On arriving at the airport, follow the signs for Car Set Down and then follow the Valet Parking signs. Turn left into the valet area just past the set down area. A chauffeur will meet you and park your car for you. When you return, your car is delivered to you at the same location – enabling you to leave the airport promptly.

Roll up prices

Days // Pre-booked // Roll-up

1 // L24.50 // L38.00

2 // L24.50 // L38.00

3 // L30.00 // L44.00

4 // L35.00 // L50.00

Pre booked subsequent days // L7.00 // -

Roll-up subsequent days // - // L8.70

To pre-book use our online booking service or call 0870 850 2825 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK).

There is the addiotnal option of car care for those passengers who want the ultimate convenience of having their car cleaned whilst away.

Valet parking - Central Parking System:

Drop off and collect your car from the terminal forecourt.

Perfect for family or business trips.

Postcode: EH12 9DN



Long StayA courtesy transfer service to the terminal operates every ten minutes during the hours of 06:00 to 22:00, and on demand at other times. This service leaves from the terminal forecourt at Stand 20 (beside entrance to check in), with transfer journey from the car park to the terminals is approx 4-5 minutes.

Pre-booked rate (minimum stay four days): L4.90 per day*

Normal rate: L6.20 per day.

To pre-book your holiday parking use our online booking service or call 0870 850 2825 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK).

Operated by NCP.

On Airport Long stay - NCP:

Drop off on forecourt at entrance to check in

Courtesy bus every five to ten minutes.

Journey time four to five minutes.

Ideal for longer trips and family holidays.

Postcode: EH12 9DS

Off Airport Long stay - NCP Eastfield Road:

Courtesy bus every seven to ten minutes.

Journey time four to five minutes.

Ideal for longer trips and family holidays.

Postcode: EH28 8NB

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Edinburgh - Intra Terminal Transfer

Courtesy buses connect car parks with terminal building.

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Edinburgh - Car Hire

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Edinburgh - Info And Helpdesks


The airport and tourist information desk is located in the international arrivals hall. VisitScotland provides a range of information on airport facilities and local events, accommodation and places of interest.


Lost Property

If you lose an item in the terminal building enquire at the Lost Property/Left Baggage facility which is located in the international arrivals area of the airport. Alternatively you can call +44 (0)131 344 3486.

Charges - L4.50 per item.

If you leave property on an aircraft please contact your airline directly.

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Edinburgh - Airport Facilities


Passengers wanting to avoid the crowds can pre-book the Servisair executive lounge. In this tranquil retreat you can work or relax with complimentary drinks and snacks. The Servisair executive lounge is available for a small fee to all passengers, not just first and business class, and is situated in the departures area of the airport on the first floor.

British Airways first and business class passengers can use the BA executive lounge; and bmi silver and gold diamond club members (flying with bmi or bmibaby) can use the bmi diamond club lounge. Both of these are also found after security control on the first floor.


Family Facilities

If you are looking for baby changing areas or want to just simply want to know where to park here is a glimpse at some of our many family facilities:

Food and other essentials

Most restaurants and bars provide high chairs and children's menus. Boots supply baby essentials such as nappies, formula milk and baby wipes.

World News offers a wide range of magazines, comics and puzzle books to keep children entertained in the departure lounge and in the air. There are also colouring packs containing crayons and a colouring book that can be picked up free from the BAA information desk.

Baby changing facilities

There are four baby change rooms at Edinburgh airport. Before security, there is one by Costa in the UK and Ireland arrivals area. After security there are baby change rooms by Gate 11 and on the first floor by Books etc.. For arriving passengers there is a babycare room in international baggage reclaim.

Play areas

There are childrens play units (Fingerbox) near Gates 2, 4, 9 and 11, and some entertainment for children is provided in the family area of the first floor Food Village.

Parking options

There are a number of parking options all of which are family friendly, why not compare them to see which suits you best.


Cash Facilities

Cash dispensers (ATMs) are available both before and after security search. All cash dispensers will accept valid UK bank and building society cards (eg Link affiliated) without surcharge. They also accept major credit cards.


Order Currency

Pre-order and pick up at the airport

Make your currency go further and save unnecessary trips to the bank by pre-ordering and picking it up at the airport. More great benefits include:

-0% commission.

-Competitive exchange rates.

-Over 50 currencies available*.

-Pay by credit card or debit card ( inc.Switch ).

You can call +44 (0)870 850 2825.


What is Helping Hand?

Helping hand is a new service which provides your loved ones or business associates with personalised assistance to smooth their way through the airport. Whether its your partner travelling on their own or with the children or an important client who needs to be met as they leave the aircraft - Helping Hand can be there for them.

On arrival: Meet the guest as they leave the aircraft. Provide help with hand luggage. Retrieve luggage from baggage reclaim. Arrange onward transport.

On departure: Meet the guest at the airport with a baggage trolley. Assist with check in. Accompany the guest to the gate. Access to Fast Track through security. Provide a personal shopper service if requested.


Internet Access

Should you wish to use our computers to surf the net Spectrum Interactive have fixed terminals located both before and after security control. Payment for this service is online with your credit card, or by using pounds sterling(L) and euro(€) coins at the access points themselves.


Left BaggageThe left baggage desk is located between the check-in area and the international arrivals hall, on the ground floor. It is open seven days a week, 05:15 - 22:45.


For up to 4 hours - L5 per item

4 hours up to 24 hours - L6 per item

Daily rate after 24 hours - L6 per item

Outsize items (eg bikes, golf bags and boxes etc) will be charged at double rates.


Meeting Point

Edinburgh Airport does not have a designated meeting point, though most customers use the BAA information desk (ground floor, by international arrivals), or the Onward Travel information desk (ground floor, by UK and Ireland arrivals) as convenient points to meet with friends and family.


Smoking AreasNo smoking laws

New legislation in scotland has introduced a ban on smoking in public places. This applies to BAA Scotland’s three airports - Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Therefore smoking within terminal buildings at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen Airports will be prohibited.

It will be an offence to smoke in a public space. Individuals who do so will be liable to a fixed penalty fine of L50.

Smoking will only be permitted in designated areas outside the terminal buildings. For more information on the ban on smoking in public spaces, go to www.clearingtheairscotland.com



Free baggage trolleys are provided in key areas around the terminal building. Please note due to Health and Safety reasons children or adults must not ride on the trolleys


SHOPPIONG: The shops are open from 0615 until 2215,and include a Newsagents, Tobacco, some pharmaceutical goods, cosmetics, gifts, jewellery, foods and clothes. The Duty free Shops are open on the air side for all International Flights.

FOOD&DRINKS: Ground Floor: Costa Coffee - coffee and Danish is on the ground floor. First Floor: Granada food village - A variety of food from snacks to full meals. Burger King, Village Grill, Brioche Dorree, Franklins of Boston. J D Wetherspoon - beers, spirits, coffee and meals. World renowned Jenner's

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Edinburgh - Conference Facilities

Business Services

However far you are from home or office, we have all the business facilities you need when you pre-book a lounge in the departure area. You can also enjoy internet access at several points both before and after security control.

Meeting Rooms:

There are no meeting rooms for business purposes within the airport itself, but the Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel (+44 (0)131 519 4400) provides conference facilities for up to 220 people.

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Edinburgh - Handicapped Facilities


ParkingFor security reasons, the blue badge (previously orange badge) scheme does not operate on the road system around Edinburgh Airport. Unattended cars will be towed away by the police and a fine must be paid in to retrieve your vehicle.

Blue Badge drop off point

Vehicles carrying passengers with blue badges are given 15 minutes free access to the short stay multi storey car park. There are wide disabled parking bays located on the ground floor of the car park in the area located closest to the terminal building. This provides passengers with a safe and secure place to exit their vehicle away from the busy drop off area and gives access to the terminal via covered walkways. Drivers carrying blue badge holders should show their ticket to the ticket desk on the ground floor of the multi storey car park for validation.

Short stay and one hour car parks

-Prices are displayed clearly at car park entrances.

-Designated parking is available in car parks located close to terminal access routes.

-Telephone help points are located near these spaces and assistance is free to those with special needs.

-Disabled customers - wheelchair push/provision or help with baggage will be provided - just lift the telephone and request assistance.

-If you wish to park in the designated spaces but take your badge abroad, you will need to show your badge to the car park operator. Please contact the car park operator via the help button at the pay stations or by visiting the customer services kiosks.

-You must pay for car park tickets at the customer service kiosks or automatic payment machines before returning to your car. If you cannot reach the ticket/payment slot, press the help button.

-For further information please call the BAA information line on 0870 850 2825 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK). Our Minitel number is +44 (0)121 410 5284.

Long stay car park

There are designated spaces long stay parking, close to bus stops and the customer service kiosk.

-We advise that you contact the car park in advance in order to arrange suitable arrangements for transfer to the terminals. For further information please contact the BAA information line on 0870 850 2825 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK). Our Minitel number is +44 (0)121 410 5284.

-You must pay for car park tickets at the customer service kiosk or automatic payment machines before returning to your car. If you cannot reach the ticket/payment slot, press the help button.


Public Transport

Buses to Edinburgh city centre

All buses that operate on routes to/from Edinburgh Airport are accessible by wheelchair using an integral ramp. There is a designated area within the bus for wheelchair passengers.

Train services

Edinburgh's main railway station (Waverly) is in the city centre and can be reached by taxi or bus. There are services to Glasgow and a variety of other destinations in Scotland and throughout Britain. Most train services also operate from Edinburgh Haymarket station which is on the main bus route between the airport and city centre. Staff are available at Waverly station to help passengers to and from the trains (ramp access) although it is best to book in advance. Please contact the customer services team of the relevant train operator for further information:

GNER – 0845 722 5333

Virgin Trains – 0870 789 1234

ScotRail – 0845 601 5929


Some airport taxis are accessible to wheelchair users. Contact the taxi marshal outside the UK arrivals hall or telephone Executive Onward Travel in advance on +44 (0)131 333 2255 to ensure they have a suitable taxi available.


In the Terminal

Facilities for the hard of hearing and partially sighted

Induction loops are found in various locations around the terminal where there are signs showing the 'sympathetic ear' symbol. Pay phones and credit card telephones are available in all parts of the airport and are adapted for hearing aids. There is also a text pay phone in the international arrivals area after exiting customs.

Guide and hearing dogs are the only dogs allowed in the terminal buildings. The airport directional signs are black on yellow providing optimum contrast to assist all users.

Helping Hand

BAA has teamed up with ServisairGlobeGround to provide a personalised assistance service for passengers at Edinburgh Airport.

Departing passengers will be met at the entrance to the airport and will receive assistance with their luggage and help through check-in. They will have access to Fast Track through security control, the Servisair lounge (for an additional fee) and the personal shopper service, as well as being accompanied to their departure gate.

Arriving passengers will be met by a Servisair representative as they leave the aircraft, who will help them with their hand luggage, the retrieval of their cases from baggage reclaim and arrange their onward travel. Visit the Helping Hand pages for further information about this service, including prices and booking details.

Help Points

Help phones are located in the short stay and one hour car parks. There are also two Help Points found in the coach park and in the arrivals hall. Help Points are yellow with a location map and have dedicated telephones for exclusive use by people with special needs who require assistance.

Assistance is free and you can request wheelchair push/provision or help with baggage in order to reach check in on departure, or to return to your vehicle from baggage reclaim areas. This assistance can be pre-booked by calling +44 (0)131 344 3486.

Reserved seating

Reserved seating areas are available for special needs passengers and are located throughout the airport in the general seating areas. These areas aim to provide the following features:

-induction loop.

-arms on both sides of seats.

-space for wheelchair users.

-low level flight information monitors.

Security checks

The safety and security of our passengers is our number one priority. All passengers must pass through security control before they enter the departure lounge. Wheelchair users will inevitably activate the archway metal detector, and security personnel are obliged to hand search passengers who activate the alarms: therefore chair and passenger will be searched. You can ask to be searched in private, away from the main security control area if you prefer.


There are unisex wheelchair accessible toilets both landside and airside. Parents travelling with children are welcome to use the unisex toilets. For further enquiries about special needs provisions at Edinburgh Airport please call +44 (0)870 040 0007, or + 44 (0)131 344 3486, if you wish to pre-book assistance. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call the minicom service on +44 (0)1224 725 082.


Shopping Assistance

Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports have Personal Shoppers who will help you with your purchases in the shops after security control. At Heathrow this service is provided by Shopping Consultants, who, due to the large number of people that pass through the airport, are only available to advise you on purchases, rather than accompany you while shopping.

BAA airports also offer a Shopping Collection service for passengers travelling within the EU (excluding UK and Ireland flights to/from Heathrow). This allows you to buy before you fly, and collect on your return – saving you the trouble of carrying heavy or fragile goods to and from your holiday destination.

For further information on these services call the shopping information line on 0870 850 2825 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (outside the UK).

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Edinburgh - Wireless Lan

iPass provide WiFi internet access through airport.

T-Mobile (UK) provide WiFi internet access through airport. (23.50 GBP per month)

divine_management provide WiFi internet access in BAA lounge.

The Cloud provide WiFi internet access in BAA lounge.

Boingo provide WiFi internet access at British Airways Terraces Lounge. ($21.95 per month)

NTT DoCoMo namikiteru provide WiFi internet access at British Airways Terraces Lounge. ($34.99 per month)

UK Explorer provide WiFi internet access in Edinburgh International Airport - Communications Centre. (30.0 GBP per month)

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Edinburgh - Hotels

Hotels can be reserved in the British Hotel Reservation Centre (tel: (0)131 333 5119; website: www.bhrconline.com ), which located in the Domestic Arrivals area.


Hilton Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh International Airport


EH28 8LL

United Kingdom

Telephone: 44 (0) 131 519 4400

Fax: 44 (0) 131 519 4422

Email: Michael.Squire @ hilton.com

Hotel Transportation

Courtesy Minibus to the Airport from the hotel.

2 minutes drive from the airport and within easy reach of the city centre, Edinburgh International Airport hotel is ideal for business or leisure. Convene in one of 22 meeting rooms, work in the Business Centre or get fit in the gym or 17m pool. Click here to open our Edinburgh city guide for facts, events and attractions.



Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8AU

Email: info@ qualityhoteledinburgh.com

Tel: +44 (0) 870 7429766

Fax: +44 (0) 131 333 4124

Central Reservations: +44 (0) 870 742 9766

Quality Hotel Courtesy Bus

Please use one of the courtesy telephones to request the hotel bus. Telephones are located in the following places: On the wall between check-in and UK arrivals. // In the walkway at the coach park, opposite stand L

Welcome to The Quality Hotel, Edinburgh Airport. The hotel is ideally located at Edinburgh International Airport, only 2 minutes by courtesy minibus. Twenty minutes from the Capital's city centre, with all its' history and of course famous shopping. In addition we are situated close to the motorway network that links you to the world famous sight seeing here in Scotland.


Norton House Hotel

Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8LX

T: 0131 333 1275

F: 0131 333 5305

nortonhouse@ handpicked.co.uk

Built in 1840, Norton House has always provided a luxurious home for the families that lived there. Now, its understated luxury and beautiful surroundings create the ideal atmosphere in which to escape and relax. As you turn off the main road past the stone gatehouse and follow the long tree-lined drive, you’ll be in no doubt you have found a traditional country retreat. But you haven’t left the modern world that far behind. Just six miles away is the vibrant city of Edinburgh – Norton House offers the best of both worlds.


Agenda Hotel

92 St Johns Road


Edinburgh and the Lothians

EH12 8AT

Recently refurbished in 2001, Agenda offers 28 spacious bedrooms, a superb restaurant and lively bar. Agenda Hotel offers 28 spacious bedrooms, a superb restaurant serving exciting, contemporary cuisine, a deli serving coffees, sandwiches and salads, a children's indoor soft playground and a lively bar, which offers live entertainment some weekends.

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Edinburgh - News Update

Scotland's First Minister unveils Edinburgh airport's new terminal extension01 December 2006

L19m investment part of BAA's long term sustainable vision for capital airport.

Scotland’s First Minister Jack McConnell today officially opened Edinburgh Airport’s new South East Pier terminal extension, hailing it a “great development” for the capital and the country.

First Minister Jack McConnell joined Edinburgh Airport's Managing Director Richard Jeffrey and Scottish photographer Jason Baxter at the airport this morning to officially open the L19m development, which is part of BAA's 25 year vision for ambitious, achievable and sustainable growth to meet passenger demand.

Baxter’s work, a series of images celebrating Edinburgh as an Inspiring Capital is displayed in the connector to the pier to promote Scotland and its capital city to passengers.

The pier is the first stage of a L300m programme of investment in new infrastructure at Edinburgh Airport over the next ten years. Passenger numbers at Edinburgh airport have more than doubled over the decade, rising from 3.8 million in 1996 to 8.6 million today. Today, the capital serves more than 70 destinations across the UK, Europe and North America. By 2013, passenger numbers are expected to reach 14 million, and as much as 26 million by 2030. Much of the growth is expected to come from international travel as the capital attracts more European and long haul routes.

The terminal extension, which provides six additional boarding gates and features sustainable, energy saving design techniques, has led to a 70% reduction in the number of passengers having to be coached to their aircraft.

First Minister Jack McConnell said: “BAA’s new South East Pier is a great development, both for Edinburgh and for Scotland as a whole.

“Scotland needs first class transport links if our economy is to continue to prosper.

“And it is crucial we ensure tourists and visitors get the best possible first impression of Scotland. I have no doubt that the new facilities will ensure that all passengers arriving in Edinburgh have the best possible experience and that we have the capacity in Scotland to support the growth in direct flights to other countries. This is better for individual Scots, helps Scottish businesses, and is more environmentally friendly than additional journeys.”

Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, Richard Jeffrey, said: “Our new terminal extension has already led to improvements in the smooth running of the airport by helping to ease congestion in the terminal at peak times and more than halving the number of coach journeys for passengers. Consideration for the environment has been at the heart of the project with a series of energy saving measures factored into the design.

“The pier also symbolises BAA Edinburgh’s commitment to building a world class airport infrastructure for Scotland's capital city, creating jobs, generating investment, and bringing Edinburgh closer to the rest of the world."

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The pier, which also provides additional lounge facilities, retail space and extra office accommodation, has been designed in such a way that it can be expanded incrementally, and in a sustainable manner. A state-of-the-art lighting system has been installed which automatically dims lights when they are not needed, saving energy and reducing the airport’s CO2 usage. The travelators also run on energy-saving motors.

The promotion of Scotland’s capital city lies at the heart of the development and the pier’s connecting bridge is illuminated with a series of iconic images of Edinburgh by Scottish photographer Jason Baxter. To mark the official unveiling of the pier, a special commemorative booklet featuring postcard versions of the images has been launched. These are available for passengers to pick up at the airport.

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