Edinburgh Airport delays in security hall continue

Edinburgh Airport‘s £25 million new security hall continues to cause delays to fliers in its first few months . It has six lanes compared with the previous 12, but the airport describes them as “high performance” because they separate passengers with bags that need manual searches.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has become the latest high-profile passenger to criticise Edinburgh Airport delays at the security check-in .

She tweeted: “This is maybe the 4th or 5th time I’ve been through the new security @EDI_Airport – never ceases to amaze me how terrible it is. Useless.”
Passengers are advised to allow plenty of time to get through security at the airport .

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The exchange came a week after Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne condemned the “pretty bad system” at Scotland’s busiest airport.

Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost also tweeted: “Thank you Ruth for saying what so many frequent travellers think. It just doesn’t seem to be improving.”

Fellow passenger Stewart Mackinlay tweeted: “Edinburgh used to be great up until they moved security. Absolute shambles now.”

An airport spokesman said: “Ruth clearly wasn’t happy with her experience through the security hall and we apologised for what she viewed as a bad experience. We take on board all passenger feedback as we continue to strive to improve the overall passenger journey throughout the terminal.”

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Scotland will bask in a summer heatwave , but just for 48 hours. As families set off on their summer holidays abroad , and Edinburgh Airport reporting its busiest weekend of the year ,  people staying at home will enjoy a heatwave today and tomorrow . Early booking is recommended for airport taxis from Falkirk  by phoning 01324-883305 .

Those living along the Moray Firth can expect the best weather in the country while the central belt will get temperatures up to 25 degrees.

The Mediterranean climate is expected to continue into tomorrow with conditions reaching up to 28 degrees in Ayrshire .

The Summer holiday travel rush has started with Edinburgh Airport reporting its busiest weekend of the year as families head for the sun  . Early booking is recommended for airport taxis from Falkirk  by phoning 01324-883305 .

Edinburgh Airport has pulled out all the stops to help families make a smooth departure with their new  security queue for families .

More than 90,000 people have jetted off from the airport last weekend as the school summer holidays get under way – with top destinations including Malaga, Alicante, Palma and Amsterdam.

But airport bosses are urging travellers to “prepare for security” following a spate of recent delays and hold-ups involving the terminal’s new £25 million security hall.

 Now airport chiefs are temporarily bringing in a dedicated family line to help parents and youngsters get through security and “make that part of the journey easier”.

And with the annual Edinburgh trades holiday kicking off next weekend, David Wilson, the airport’s chief operating officer, vowed staff would be “pulling out all the stops”.

He said: “Last month saw over one million passengers travel through the terminal – our busiest May on record and almost ten per cent up on last year.

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The Easter travel rush is starting earlier than ever, with one of Britain’s top five airports predicting its busiest day will be tomorrow . Early booking is recommended for airport taxis from Falkirk  by phoning 01324-883305 .

Information from the UK’s busiest airports reveals a record-breaking Easter holiday. At Edinburgh Airport, tomorrow will be the peak day for departing passengers, with more than 17,000 flying out of the Scottish capital.  The most popular destinations are Amsterdam, Dublin and Paris  with Malaga the Mediterranean favourite. Bookings can be made 24/7 for taxis to Edinburgh Airport on 07576-127097 .

England’s busiest holiday airport, Gatwick, will be at their busiest on Good Friday, with 65,000 passengers expected to leave. Passenger numbers are up 4.6 per cent over last year, making it the busiest-ever Easter for the Sussex airport. Barcelona is in the top spot, followed by Dublin and Malaga, with Geneva and Orlando edging out last year’s top-five contenders, Faro and Amsterdam.

 

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Airport transfers news – Air passenger duty 50% cut “a genuine game changer”

In November the Smith Commission published proposals  , supported by the main UK political parties, to devolve responsibility for  air passenger duty in Scotland  to the Scottish government. Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar has expressed his opposition to air passenger duty on many occasions , calling it a real competitive disadvantage for the airport .

Airports in England  have called upon the Treasury to ensure that no parts of the country are “disadvantaged” by any reduction in the tax in Scotland, in advance of the UK government setting out draft legislation on these plans by January 25.

AOA chief executive Darren Caplan said despite government attempts to reform APD it still continues to be the highest in the world and represents a barrier to trade, investment and tourism.

A cut in air passenger duty in one part of the country should be matched by a cut everywhere, according to the Airport Operators Association , the trade body that represents more than 50 airports.

He said more needs to be done to tackle the tax in all parts of the UK. “The Smith Commission’s proposal to devolve APD to Scotland is a genuine game changer, given the long-stated ambition of the Scottish Government to reduce APD by 50% in the short-term, to be followed by eventual abolition in the future,” said Caplan.

“Now that the Scottish Government plans to follow our European competitors in taking action on this tax, the Treasury should think seriously about the impact that this will have on the rest of the UK.

“We continue to believe that a cut in APD anywhere should be matched, immediately, by a cut everywhere, so that no parts of the country are disadvantaged in any way, and we urge the Treasury to publish a plan that sets out how and when this can be delivered.”

The Smith Commission was announced by prime minister David Cameron in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum last year.

Christmas getaway starts this week

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More people than ever before are expected to leave the country over Christmas .
Passenger numbers are expected to swell on Thursday, a full week before Christmas Day. The next day, 400,000 people will fly out of Britain for a holiday abroad.
Airports including Heathrow and Gatwick are preparing for the busiest festive spell in their history as the annual exodus begins .

Edinburgh Airport expects this Thursday to be its busiest day of the Christmas season. Tenerife is reported as the top winter-sun destination, with Amsterdam the leading city break.
Britain’s second-busiest airport Gatwick said December 21 will be its busiest day, with 64,000 passengers expected to depart for key destinations including Geneva, Barcelona and Dublin. This is a rise of 10 per cent on last year – although numbers were down due to a disastrous flood on Christmas Eve.
More than 37,000 passengers will leave Stansted next Monday December 22, the latest peak of the major airports.
Heathrow declined to reveal its forecast numbers, but Friday is expected to be its busiest day. A city break in New York is the airport’s most popular trip, followed by winter sun in Dubai.

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The control tower at Edinburgh Airport has been changed to red to mark Remembrance Day.

The 57m-high tower will be red every evening until November 11 to raise awareness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The airport will also play host to Poppyscotland’s photographic exhibition Unforgettable Stories in the departure lounge.

It features black-and-white images of people from across Scotland and their messages about what the poppy means to them.

David Wilson, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Operating Officer, and former member of the Parachute Regiment, said: “As an ex-serviceman the Poppyscotland appeal is a cause very close to my heart.

“Edinburgh Airport has had a great relationship with the charity for a long time and I’m delighted we can work together again to raise awareness and highlight the wonderful work Poppyscotland does.”

Colin Flinn from Poppyscotland said: “We are very grateful to Edinburgh Airport for the huge range of support they are giving to the 2013 Scottish Poppy Appeal.
Donations can be made at the Scottish Poppy Appeal website .