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Edinburgh Airport Guide

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport and handles more than 9 million passengers every year. It has recorded the highest number of passengers in the month of September, 2013 breaking its own previous records. It is located at 8 miles distance from the centre of Edinburgh city. Global Infrastructure Partners are responsible for all of the maintenance activities and operations in the airport. Gordon Dewar, CEO of the airport is expected to consider expansion plans for the airport in the near future. The plan includes addition of a new run way and terminal with an aim to make the airport ready to handle double its current capacity.

The airport currently has one terminal which was constructed in 1977. It was designed by Sir Robert Mathew and has been upgraded with contemporary facilities in the past decade. The terminal is on par with most of its counterparts in terms of facilities and services. Passengers can find all essential features such as cash machines, currency exchange kiosks, internet access, restrooms and family room, worship areas and information centers within the terminal. Business travellers can enjoy special hospitality at the lounges in the airport. Free wireless services are available for your PDAs and mobiles and in addition the airport offers wired internet desks within the terminal.

For shopping and refreshment options, the airport is a true paradise from basic travel essentials to magazines for killing time; you name it and the airport has it. Most famous fashion brands at the airport are Hugo Boss, MAC, Accessorize and Boots. The World Duty Free at the airport offers the most scintillating shopping experience through its collection of cosmetics, fashion accessories, fragrances, souvenirs, clothing, alcohol and tobacco. If shopping is not your cup of tea, grab a coffee at one of the cafes or unwind with the country’s best wines at one of the bars in the airport. Thermidors, The Turnhouse and Wetherspoon are some of the options you can choose from to relax with your family.

Buses, Coaches and Trains are available to travel from the city to the airport. Passengers can take a train from Waverley or Haymarket station in the city and reach the airport through a direct connection. Taxis and car hires can be availed directly opposite the terminal building near the car park. All taxis are licensed and completely safe. The journey from the airport to the city centre takes about 20-25 minutes. Huge car parking spaces are available very close to the airport. The parking options at the airport are plenty and come at great convenience and prices. In addition to these travel options a tram system between the airport and city centre is under planning.

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