A £1.6m redevelopment of Edinburgh Airport’s pick-up and drop-off areas signals the start of a multi-million-pound investment in the passenger experience.

The area, which is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park, will be redesigned to provide a simpler, safer and more modern experience for users, the Scottish airport said.

The investment in pick-up and drop-off comes as part of a wider £6m programme of surface access improvements across the airport campus. Works will begin in the coming weeks and the project is scheduled to be completed and in operation for the summer 2023 season.

“These improvement works are the most significant we've undertaken since the pandemic, marking an important step in our recovery as we invest in a host of areas to create the best possible passenger experience,” said Gail Taylor, director of retail and property at Edinburgh Airport.

“The transformation of this zone will lead to a brighter, safer and more user-friendly area which will benefit passengers. Works have been carefully planned to take place outside peak periods and although it will mean there are some temporary changes, we hope passengers agree with the improvements we’re making, and we thank them for their patience.”

Once operational, the new pick-up and drop-off area will see all traffic using a one-way system spread across four different lanes in the multi-storey ground floor. Digital signage will indicate to drivers which lanes have free spaces.

Designated walkways and crossings will be introduced inside to make the space safe and accessible for pedestrians to use, while new lighting will be brought in to make it brighter and more appealing.

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