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Drop-off zone revamp for Edinburgh Airport

Drop-off zone revamp for Edinburgh Airport
2 Sep 2014

As a result of rising numbers of passengers, and to improve things for those using it, Edinburgh Airport is making alterations to the drop-off area at its terminal.

A revamp has been happening over the summer, with the area reconfigured in an effort to improve traffic flow, reduce queuing and keep up blue badge space availability.

Following comments from passengers, the airport has brought in a new pick-up zone near the drop-off area.

This space has its own way in and way out, increasing the ease with which vehicles can arrive and leave without needing to drive towards the airport terminal using the primary approach road.

Customer feedback had made clear that taxis waiting to pick people up in the drop-off area were creating congestion.

The airport has changed its pricing structure in an effort to encourage quick use of the drop-off zone.

Vehicles using the zone for five to ten minutes pay £3, though any using it for up to five minutes pay just £1. The change doesn't impact blue badge holders.

During June, 87 per cent of passengers making use of the zone spent only 3.5 minutes there.

Edinburgh also has a free drop off zone as part of its long-stay car park.

"At Edinburgh Airport we work hard to make sure that we’re developing our services and facilities to meet the expectations of our passengers and airlines," commented head of retail and property, Richard Townsend.

"These changes are necessary to make sure that, as our airport continues to grow, we offer our customers a convenient, efficient pick-up and drop-off experience."ADNFCR-408-ID-801746249-ADNFCR

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