Edinburgh Airport set for major transport improvements

OVER £20 million is to be invested in improving transport access at Edinburgh Airport.

The development will come in two phases, with the first set of works bringing a new east terminus that airport chiefs expect to in operation by summer of next year. The terminus will house the airport’s licenced taxi operation, provide a covered walkway for passengers, include a new passenger bridge and a new PRM waiting area.

The second phase of the project will deliver a new access road in a bid to further ease congestion on Eastfield Road.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said, “As an airport, we provide quick and easy travel to destinations all over the world – that trip starts and ends here, so making it easier for people to get to and from the airport is important to us.

“As well as making it easier for licensed taxis to drop off and pick up passengers, this multi-million pound project will also see the construction of a new access road, helping to ease the congestion we currently see on Eastfield Road at peak times.

“By investing in our infrastructure, we’ll be able to deliver better access for public transport and increase those travel options for passengers, directly improving their journey.”