Edinburgh airport creates 200 retail jobs

EDINBURGH Airport reveals today that strong trading momentum means more than 160 new retail jobs will be created at the transport hub in the first half of 2016.

EDINBURGH Airport reveals today that strong trading momentum means more than 160 new retail jobs will be created at the transport hub in the first half of 2016.

It comes as nearly 50 new jobs have been created in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year as retailers Superdrug and JD Sports,as well as the Flutes and Tails Champagne bar, opened outlets airside at the airport.

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Further redevelopment of the airside retail space this year means the extra jobs will be created as the All Bar One bar chain, cashmere supplier Brora, Italian fashion house Max Mara, luxury goods chain Michael Kors, and Fatface, the clothing retailer, all open on the site.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said 2015 had been “an incredible year” for the airport’s passenger growth, partly due to the increased choice of destinations. That includes 26 new routes between this winter and next summer.

“The expansion of the retail side of the business is a key element of our success,” Dewar said. “Edinburgh Airport’s growth in the non-aero market allows us to be competitive and attract more airlines and more routes in and out of Scotland’s capital.”

He added that passenger numbers had grown to record levels, benefiting the business “and, ultimately, with the creation of more jobs and enhanced connectivity, it is good for Scotland.”