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Article from BTNews 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Drop-off change at Edinburgh

Edinburgh Airport is changing its terminal drop-off area to cope with increased passenger numbers, enhance service and to simplify use for drivers.

The changes, which have been taking place through the summer, have seen the area reconfigured to cut down on queues, maintain the availability of disabled blue badge spaces and encourage better traffic flow.

A new separate pick-up zone, situated next to the drop-off area, has been created in response to passenger feedback.  A separate entrance and exit to the pick-up zone will make it easier for vehicles to come and go without having to drive towards the terminal around the main airport approach road.

In addition, the time bands on charges have been changed to encourage drivers not to stay and alleviate congestion in the drop-off area.  From 1 September, drivers who spend between five and 10 minutes in the drop-off area will be charged £3.  The £1 charge remains for the vast majority of drivers who pass through in five minutes or less.

The free drop-off area in the airport’s long stay car park will continue to be available for those who don’t wish to pay the £1 charge.  Blue badge holders are not affected.

In June, 87% of drop-off passengers passed through in less than 3.5 minutes.   www.edinburghairport.com

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