Edinburgh Airport Extension

Edinburgh Airport Extension

New jobs pledge as Ryanair expands operations at Prestwick and Edinburgh airports

BUDGET airline Ryanair today announced it is to build a new hangar at a Scottish airport, bringing 200 engineering jobs to the area.

New facility set to open today as part of £40m revamp of Edinburgh Airport

A NEW departure lounge was set to be unveiled at Edinburgh Airport today following completion of the first phase of a £40 million redevelopment.

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Doors open on airport's departure lounge

AIR passengers will be stepping into the future today when Edinburgh Airport opens its new multi-million-pound departure lounge.

Downturn fails to dent £40m airport extension

EDINBURGH Airport's owner yesterday insisted it would press ahead with a £40 million extension – despite fears the company will be forced to sell it off.

Scottish economy's wings must not be clipped for want of half-mile of road

EDINBURGH Airport is the unchallenged star of Scottish transport. It handles more than nine million passengers a year, a fourfold increase since privatisation in 1988.

£610m airport rail link wins go-ahead despite fears on cost

SCOTLAND'S biggest transport project since devolution was approved by MSPs yesterday, clearing the way for the £610 million rail link to Edinburgh airport.

Rail link plans set to get nod

PLANS to build a rail link to Edinburgh Airport were set to get the final go-ahead today.

SNP demands probe into £18m spent on airport rail link plans

SCOTTISH Nationalists today demanded an investigation after it emerged more than £18 million of public cash has already been spent on plans for a rail link to Edinburgh Airport.

Airport rail link a step closer as MSPs back funding pledge

PLANS for a rail link to Edinburgh Airport moved a step closer today after MSPs revealed concerns over journey times, trains and funding have been dealt with.

Airport chief to stand down

THE head of Edinburgh Airport yesterday announced he was quitting after helping to attract millions of extra passengers.

Airport chief takes flight after six successful years at controls

THE head of Edinburgh Airport today announced he is quitting after helping to attract millions of extra passengers through its doors.

Objectors backtrack over airport rail link disputes

MORE than half of the officials objections to the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link scheme have now been withdrawn.

Experts upset at M8 airport road rejection

AN INDUSTRY body is disappointed at the Scottish Executive's decision to reject plans for a direct road link between the M8 and Edinburgh Airport.

First Minister waves off £19m airport wing

A NEW extension to the terminal at Edinburgh Airport was officially opened today by First Minister Jack McConnell.

Police back air-rail link

BRITISH Transport Police have removed their objection to plans to link Edinburgh Airport to the rail network.

Airport and business HQ plans threaten huge green belt area

MORE than 1,200 acres of green belt land would be lost under proposals announced yesterday to transform an economic hotspot on the edge of Edinburgh.

Rail tunnel 'is most ambitious Scots project for generations'

ENGINEERS from some of the world's biggest tunnelling projects have been signed up to design and build the new underground rail link to Edinburgh Airport.

Airport chiefs demand cover for costs of tunnel scheme

CITY airport bosses are asking for what has been described as "a blank cheque" to cover the cost of any problems caused by tunnelling under the runway to build a new railway line.

Key objectors lift buffers to city airport's rail link plan

THE Royal Mail and communications giant O2 have withdrawn their objections to the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link.

Airport tunnel is best option claims Aitken

COUNCIL leader Ewan Aitken has admitted building a tunnel under Edinburgh Airport for a new rail link will be "tough" but insisted it can be done.

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