Busy weekend ahead for Edinburgh Airport as it prepares for the Easter rush
Between today and Easter Monday, almost 80,000 passengers will depart from the airport, with many heading off to sunnier climes like Malaga in Spain and for city breaks to places like Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin. Of course many families will also be travelling within the UK to visit friends and relatives with London, Bristol and Belfast being the most popular domestic destinations.
With so many people taking off from Edinburgh there are also thousands of passengers arriving to spend the weekend in Edinburgh or the surrounding area. Almost 69,000 people are expected to fly into Edinburgh between today and Monday.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “Easter is always a very busy time at Edinburgh Airport as thousands of people travel through the terminal. It’s a time when many people are travelling to visit friends and relatives and we’re here to make sure their journey is as enjoyable as possible. “Easter passenger numbers have increased by 18% this year compared to 2014 as Easter has fallen at the start of the school holidays. Traditional sunshine destinations like Malaga and Paris are still very popular as people jet off for some early sunshine. Of course many families will be staying in the UK and travelling to places down south like Bristol and London.”
“The addition of new longhaul services over the last year means that passengers are now able to travel further afield from Edinburgh to destinations like Istanbul. Although we’re not anticipating any issues, certain peaks over the next few days will be very busy so we’re encouraging passengers to be ready for security and ensure all liquids, gels and pastes are 100ml or less and are presented in clear plastic bags.We hope all of our passengers have a great time wherever they’re travelling to.”